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Announcing the New Crews & co. Fractional Operations Services

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You’ve heard the advice ad nauseam. You need to work ON your business, not IN your business. It’s true— 1,000%. Working on your business lets you pick your head up from the work of “what we’re doing” and turn your focus to “where we’re going.” Every time you run a strategic planning day, hold an executive coaching session, or just take time out to think, you’re working on the business. But here’s the thing that sometimes gets overlooked when we spend too much time speaking in cliches.

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6.13.2024
Eric Crews

Earning the Right to Be Strategic

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This post is for anyone who’s ever felt disappointed by entrepreneurship. If you’ve ever wondered if you were cut out for it. If you’ve ever thought, “Is it worth it?” If it’s ever felt too hard. Running a business, I think, can seem like climbing an endless mountain. You’re trying to scale (in all senses of the word) to the top, but the ground never seems to level off. I’m here to tell you: you’ll never solve all your problems. But it does get easier.

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6.6.2024
Eric Crews

What Will You Do with the Time You Have Left?

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We will all be dead soon. Or at least, soon enough. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always had a heightened awareness of that fact. Life is short—too short to do everything you want. What do you want most? And what are you waiting for?

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5.30.2024
Eric Crews

Webinar - The Role Map: Structure Your Company for a Successful Future

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Does your team struggle with knowing who does what…who reports to who…and who’s really in charge when it comes to making decisions? If so, this webinar is for you. Learn how to build a Role Map that becomes your company’s foundation - a living document containing all the key information about who you need to run your business today and how to set yourself up for success tomorrow.

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5.30.2024
Crews & co.

Negotiate As If You Own the Place

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If you don’t stand up for yourself, who will? Our company recently had a situation where a partner didn’t treat us well. My first instinct? Bite my tongue and let it go. This partner is important to our business. I didn’t know if it was worth a fight. Fortunately, one of my executives felt differently. He saw that we had been wronged. He called the partner out, and he asked them to make it right. They did. And it inspired me to write a little bit about negotiation—a lesson I temporarily forgot:

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5.23.2024
Eric Crews

Navigate Your People Future with the Role Map

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We rolled out our business framework, the Growth Method, 3 years ago. Since then, one of the most common questions I’ve received is this: Why is it called a Role Map? If you need to get up to speed quickly, the Role Map is our answer to the traditional org chart. It helps you identify the roles your business needs and what each role is accountable for. Then, and only then, do you start plugging people into those roles.

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5.16.2024
Eric Crews

What Type of Growth Should Your Business Pursue?

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When business owners come to me, it’s usually for one reason: They want to grow. That’s great, because we help companies do that. But before we get down the path of planning world domination, there’s more I need to know. How big do you want to grow? Why?

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5.9.2024
Eric Crews

Reframing Failure as Getting Closer to a Solution

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It was so common, I thought it was normal. For 30 years, I struggled to breathe. Diagnosed with asthma as a child. There wasn’t a day—not an hour—when I didn’t wheeze. I used to go through Primatene Mist the way most kids go through candy. But I was getting by. And I thought, maybe this is the best I can do.

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5.2.2024
Crews & co.

Webinar - How to Become a Stellar CEO

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Join Crews & co. for a one-hour webinar on how to maximize your effectiveness as a CEO. You'll learn about a CEO's key responsibilities as well as how to become a stronger leader and manager of your team.

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4.30.2024
Crews & co.