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


Sales: What Is It All About

Some companies feel that sales are all about the Feeds and Speeds -- or the Features, Advantages and Benefits of the offering. This may be true for product sales, but for professional services, one must first build the trusted relationship with the prospect. How can one do that if the discussion immediately progresses to what we call the Hard Deliverables? The Soft Deliverables (which are more difficult to deliver) must be explored early, even if the prospect does not realize that it is going on. Soft Deliverables are much more than simply bonding and building rapport (sameness, safety and a common communication language). They are about demonstrating Credibility, Reliability and a desire to Care about the prospect’s best interest. Understand that the prospect cares far less about what you know than knowing that you care!

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Perspective is Key

When considering changes to staff and organizational structure, keep in mind that the process is often iterative. Once we rearrange responsibilities and tasks, we might then be able to see other options that previously couldn't be seen. If you decide to change direction, tell the team about getting a new perspective and finding an even better way forward. Don't be afraid to change direction.

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Having a Difficult Time with Work/Life Balance?

Are you having a difficult time with work/life balance? Is your cell phone number on your business card? Why?
You are in control of who should have that kind of access to you. Try putting only your office number on your business cards. Your voice message on your business and cell phone should direct any business-related matter to the individual in your office (not named you) that can take best care of the matter/customer.

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Quick Tips

Keys to Success

As your company grows, retention of the best people is one of the keys to success. It is a good idea to conduct an annual HR audit - identifying those that are high performers, those that are not. For the performers, what is their career progression within the company? Work on a plan with the performers to increase the odds of them staying.

By : TAB Winnipeg Board 210

Include Vendors in Planning

Make coordination with your vendors easier by including them in your online planning. We include our advertising agency on our Trello boards and this helps us stay in synch more easily.

By : Lynn Tomasek, Brothers Heating, Planning & Electri

Exit Options

After getting a well-functioning executive team in place, consider hiring a CEO and simply being the owner (i.e. holding company) for your company.

By : James Selecky, Weifield Group

Holding Employees Accountable

Make sure you have a good Quality Assurance program in place to measure performance and bring visibility to any gaps. Then you can address the gaps.

By : Daniel Kimlinger, MINES and Associates

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 Westminster 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 Westminster 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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