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Time and Management: Saving a Wage Could Cost You a Fortune!

Is time management a hot topic for you? Whenever I talk to business owners they have two main concerns, making more money and attempting to work less hours in a week.

In other words getting from 80-100 hrs a week to something like 60-70 hrs/wk. As a business owner, the idea of a 40 hr work week or a business that works without me the owner is someone’s idea of a joke.

In one of our surveys we did with business owners we asked the question, How long would your business last if you were not there (eg. You were hit by a bus and in a coma in the hospital). Everyone laughs at the question.

Many times the owner of a small business ends up doing everything. So they end up working IN the business instead of ON the business. So how do we get business owners working hard on smart things insteading of working hard or thinking about how to work smart?

My #1 time management priority everyday in my businessif it doesn’t add money to the bottom line, I don’t work on it.  No money coming in, no point in making a pretty spreadsheet or spending countless hours in a meeting with an undefined purpose.

The The key time management tool for an owner is to figure out what he is worth an hour. That will determine what a business owner should be working on.

For example:

Let’s say your business brings in annual revenue of $750,000. Now you have to figure out what you are worth an hour. Since you are the owner you are the rainmaker, the person who makes things happen. The buck stops with you.

So, if you were working a normal week, and I know you aren’t. Let’s say it’s 40 hrs and you work 49 weeks. Your total hours per year are 49 x 40 = 1,960 hrs. So $750,000/1960 = $383/hr (rounded up).

That means you as the owner is worth $383/hr. So if what you are working on isn’t worth $383/hr; stop it!

Real life example — you are working late each night catching up on paperwork and doing the book keeping and you spend 30% of the week doing it. So that means it is costing you and your business over $18,000/m because you are doing those admin tasks. If you hired someone to do it and pay them $20/hr that means the cost of the person is $960. So if you hired the person and then spent that 30% generating an additional $18,000 less their $960 you are making $17,040. So stop saving a wage it could be costing you a fortune!

To your success and the success of our communities in Canada,

Greg K.

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Entrepreneurial Job Playoffs heat up in ActionCOACH Draft

Edmonton, AB- Business Entrepreneurs looking for an exciting new job opportunity are vying for a place in the new Canadian ActionCOACH draft. The unique draft now in its very successful second round is seeking skilled individuals who want to see if they have what it takes to step up and take one of the 3 coveted spots on their business coaching team.

Headed up by business Coach Greg Kopchuk, the sports related recruiting tactic is the first of its kind and is yielding exceptional results.

“ Our goal is to revolutionize the way Canadians look at small business. There is no better way to do that then to have entrepreneurs and potential business coaches nominate themselves and others who they feel can contribute to changing the business landscape. There is no better time for people to jump into their own business than now, and this opportunity is the first of its kind,” says Kopchuk.

In keeping with the sports theme Greg is offering each qualified draft pick a $5,000 signing bonus that they can do anything with.

The ActionCOACH Canada draft has just launched across the country, and people can submit their draft picks until May 27th   to qualify for the $5,000 referral fee.  Player prospects should fit the following criteria:

  • Men and women between the ages of 30 and 45 that have business experience or owned a business
  • People that are comfortable selling
  • Entrepreneurs and those that like helping other people succeed and who want to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

“ I know people are glued to their tv sets to watch the playoffs, but if their team isn’t winning, then this is the next best thing. Our first round draft was such a success we just had to do it again,” says Kopchuk.

Greg Kopchuk heads up ActionCOACH Canada, the #1 business coaching firm in Canada. They work with established and emerging small and medium businesses. They are the winners of the CFA Bronze Award of excellence  for non-traditional franchises and the 2011 Franchisees Choice award.

For information on the ActionCOACH Draft visit www.actioncoachdraft.ca
To learn about ActionCOACH Canada visit www.actioncoachcanada.ca

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To book an interview contact
Rachel Sentes, publicist/Rachel@gal-fridaypublicity.com /604-366-7846

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Can Vancouver take the series? Can your ActionCOACH draft pick succeed?

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The Playoffs are heating up with Tuesday being the do or die day for the Vancouver Canucks, and the days are getting shorter for you to pick your draft picks for the Fantasy Coach draft pick. 

There is no space for the weak minded when it comes to professional hockey teams and professional business coaches. Business is like sports; without a great coach, the team fails.

One of our Talent Scouts from the Q1 Draft told us why he picked one of his friends to be a coach:

“He has run a very successful business for years and would make a fantastic coach!  His dedication is unparalleled.”

And guess what? That’s exactly what we are looking for.  Go ahead, find out how entering your ActionCOACH Draft Pick is the best move you can make!!

Are you someone who is driven, business savvy, and passionate?  Can you see yourself being a key part of your business community’s success by showing them how to run a commercial profitable business? Learn More

“The first round of picks resulted in many draft picks with 4 prospects bidding for the open 3 spots for that pick.  We are excited to see who will make the cut to become an ActionCOACH Business Coach Franchise Partner this round!”

  -Greg Kopchuk, ActionCOACH Canada Owner and Master Licensee

The ActionCOACH Business Coaching Draft Pick, Learn More

ActionCOACH Business Coach Draft Picks should fit the following basic criteria: 

  •  Men and women who get excited about watching others succeed
  • Men and women who are looking to make a difference in the exciting new frontier of business coaching
  • You have preferably been involved with running or owning a business.
  • Have a positive outlook on selling and realize it is a key factor to business success
  • Men and women who are looking to join an industry that is growing and thriving where they can reach their personal and financial goals.


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Guest Blogger- Padgett Business Services Edmonton

I”d like to welcome Bob Costall and his team at www.padgettedmonton.ca for writing this guest blog for us!

Employment Insurance Benefits for Self-Employed People

Beginning in January 2011, self-employed Canadians will be able to voluntarily access Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits. There are four types of EI special benefits:

· Maternity benefits (15 weeks maximum) available to birth mothers. It covers the periods surrounding birth. A claim can be submitted up to 8 weeks before the expected date of birth;

· Parental / adoptive benefits (35 weeks maximum) available to adoptive or biological parents while they are caring for a newly adopted or newborn child. It may be taken by either parent or shared between them;

· Sickness benefits (15 weeks maximum) which may be paid to a person who cannot work because of injury, sickness, or quarantine; and

· Compassionate care benefits (6 weeks maximum), that may be paid to persons who have to be away from work temporarily to provide support or care to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death.

You may be eligible to access the EI special benefits beginning in January 2011 if you:

· Are a self-employed person; and

· Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada; and

· Have voluntarily entered into an agreement with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission through Service Canada.

Self-employed Canadians will be required to voluntary opt into the Program at least one year prior to claiming benefits. They will make premium payments beginning in the tax year in which they enrolled in the EI Program. The program had a start date of January 1, 2010. Claims could be made beginning January 1, 2011.

Self-employed individuals need to have earned a minimum of $6,000 in self-employed earnings during the previous year to access the EI special benefits.

Self-employed persons can opt out of the EI Program at the end of any tax year, provided they have never claimed any benefits. If a claim for benefits was made they have to continue to contribute to the EI Program on their self-employed earnings for as long as they are self-employed.

Self-employed Canadians that opt into the EI Program will pay the same EI premium as salaried employees (maximum of $747 in 2010). She or he will not be required to pay the employer’s portion of the EI premiums.

Self-employed residents of Quebec continue to receive maternity and paternal payments under the Quebec Parental Insurance Program. Self-employed Quebec residents could also choose to apply for the federal program mentioned above.

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