TAB’s Business Diagnostic

Is everyone in your business on the same page? Is your business on track with the industry at large? TAB’s Business Builder’s Blueprint™️ Business Diagnostic is an online MRI for your business, designed to address ten key areas of performance that affect practically every business.

Based on a study of thousands of companies in dozens of industries, and the similarities of the challenges they faced, TAB’s Business Diagnostic helps you assess your business, identify gaps and focus on your priorities to boost the performance of your company.

Follow TAB’s Business Diagnostic with TAB’s Business Builder’s Blueprint plan to achieve your business and personal vision. Take advantage of the only business assessment tool you’ll ever need.

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Business Builder’s Blueprint™

More money, more time for you or with family, more freedom – do you remember why you started your own business? Chances are you aspired to achieve your dreams – rather than simply accomplish tasks – and TAB’s Business Builder’s Blueprint™ tool is about doing exactly that.

A proven strategic business planning process focused on forming the business owner’s vision of leading a successful business while also living a rich fulfilling life, the Business Builder’s Blueprint™ will help you demystify the strategic planning process with a clear picture of how to achieve your strategic direction and vision.

Find more enjoyment in your business and experience more happiness in your personal life. There’s no better way to formulate a plan for success.

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Pulse Survey

Small Business Trends

TAB’s Business Pulse Surveys Identify Small Business Trends

The modern business environment changes quickly, and as a business owner you need to be able to stay on top of shifting small business trends. That is why we conduct our Business Pulse Survey every quarter to identify and report key small business trends.

This information is critical to you because it allows you to benchmark your business metrics against the emerging small business trends. The Business Pulse Surveys will also help you see new opportunities that may be emerging, allowing you to drive innovation, growth and overall business success.

Place your finger on the pulse of today’s emerging small business trends. Click on any of the icons below to see the complete reports of our recent surveys.

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Tips from the Top®

Tips from the Top®: Small Business Tips From Business Owners For Business Owners


Sometimes Mistakes Happen

Your recently received one of our information packed Tips Newsletters form another region. My apologies for this and below you will find the corrected November edition.

Bob Hothem, TAB Miami Valley

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How to Stop Annoying Interruptions

Do you keep regular office hours? If you don’t, you’re making it easier for people to interrupt you, and harder for yourself to get things done.

I assume that you spend time in your business. Probably a lot of time, and maybe more time than you’d like. When I say "keep office hours" I don’t mean you should "go to work regularly." I mean that you should impose a simple structure that will give you more time…

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Technology Time Savers

Although technology can be time-consuming (spam email) or distracting (cat videos!), it can also be a timesaver. Think back to the days of typewriters, where every mistake had to be painstakingly corrected, or the time required to send a letter or invoice by mail as opposed to typing a quick email. Today there are many ways business owners can leverage technology to save more time, as evidenced by these savvy suggestions…

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Do not Let Customers Waste Your Time

Salespeople who are not aware of their cost to the company and themselves may not pay attention to the amount of time they are investing in customers relative to the sales generated…

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Quick Tips

Take Time to Sharpen Your Blade

While discussing the need to step back and relax from the continual daily grind, one of our members made the comparison of using an axe to cut down trees and the worker who refused to take the time to stop and sharpen the blade because it would mean he would have to stop working for a while during daylight hours. Failure to realize he could cut much faster during the available time stopped him from optimizing revenue in optimum time. By stepping back and taking time away from the daily grind, a business owner is able "to sharpen the blade" and regain the ability to think clearly about their strategic plans and analyze changes necessary.

By : Mark Richman, Skeleton Key

Finding the Right Candidate Quickly

We had a unique position to fill in the company and I felt it would be an exhaustive search to find someone qualified. We did not have the funds for an executive recruiter. So we placed an ad in Craigslist and offered a $1,000 finder’s fee to anyone who could recommend a qualified applicant who would eventually be hired. Instead of wasting many hours screening useless resumes, we were able to fill the position with a very qualified individual in a fraction of the time it would have taken, and at minimal cost.

By : Jack Mosinger, Mark Lemp Footware

Managing the Bigger Picture

Sometimes we need to be reminded of the basics, like delegating and not taking on other people’s challenges. Spend time once a week, maybe over lunch, with your individual managers. This is time to catch up with them and make sure they are on track. The other thing to do is to make sure you schedule time for yourself (and maybe with your team) to work on the business. This is crucial time. It is time where you don’t answer your phone, emails, etc. It is focused effort on your Critical Success Factor(s) and what you need to do to achieve your Business and Personal Visions.

By : Blair Koch, TAB-Denver West

White Papers

Resources for Business Advice

TAB’s white paper library contains a variety of resources for business advice.

At TAB, our mission is to help all private business owners achieve their vision of success in both their businesses and in their personal lives. To help us achieve that mission, we produce a variety of quality resources for business advice for business owners around the world to access.

Are you looking for advice on your most pressing issues? From strategic planning and increasing profitability to leadership and work-life balance, our white papers are invaluable resources for business advice, aimed at helping you take your business to the next level. Our white papers are written and vetted by some of the most respected business experts in the field. Every business owner faces similar challenges, but now you have access to resources for business advice available for download at the click of a mouse.

Tap into TAB’s resources for business advice and start running your business more effectively so you can get what you truly want out of life.

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TAB Connect

TAB’s Business Owner Network

TAB Connect is the ultimate business owner network

It’s better to give than receive – and that’s exactly what the TAB Connect business owner network does. TAB members in Dayton help each other solve their business challenges by tapping into our global business owner network.

Submit your business challenge or opportunity questions to TAB Connect and receive feedback from a network of thousands of business owners from around the world. Contribute your experience to other members of the community in a very active online “members only” collaboration group, or take advantage of a member hotline complete with multiple community resources and a TAB facilitator.

TAB Connect is the ultimate business owner network designed specifically to help you quickly resolve your business challenges. Connect with TAB and experience global business owner networking and TAB member collaboration at its finest.

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Business Coaching Sessions

TAB Business Coaching works hand-in-hand with Board Meetings

Knowing what you want out of life is only half the battle. The other half is a real opportunity to keep you focused, accountable and on track to achieve it.

TAB Business Coaching provides a trusted advisor you can count on to help you increase business performance, work through business opportunities and challenges, achieve greater success and truly live the personal and professional life you desire. TAB Business Coaching sessions will make you focused with more balance – and what feels like more time in your schedule to sit back and soak up the signs of success.

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TAB Board Meeting

Business Owner Advisory Boards

Inside a TAB Business Owner Advisory Board

TAB’s Business Owner Advisory Board Meetings put the power of collective wisdom, accountability, drive, creativity, and clarity of advice in your hands to align your business vision with your personal vision. Meet with fellow business owners in Dayton to share expertise, solve challenges and help each other seize new opportunities. With your TAB Business Owner Advisory Board, you will create an actionable strategic plan and be held accountable to achieving your goals – all under the guidance of a qualified board facilitator. Are you ready for your own business owner advisory board, a sounding board of like-minded, driven and experienced professionals? Get ready to achieve your goals: join a TAB Business Owner Advisory Board.

Here’s what happens at a typical TAB Board Meeting:

  1. We greet each other like the comrades we are on both a personal and professional level.
  2. We learn something new about a particular business subject or trend.
  3. One by one we move around the table with each member sharing a particular issue or situation on which he or she wants to gain perspective. Each board member asks questions to clarify and then offers salient and practical advice on how they would handle the issue wearing your shoes.
  4. We list the goals we have for the next 30 days, quarter and year and hold each other to them, questioning why we have not met the goal and how the board can help.
  5. We set the agenda for the next board meeting.

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