213 . Express Tip # 108 : Do Your Employees Act Like Employees or Business Owners?

Annette Walter

July 26, 2022

Are your employees acting like employees or business owners? Hopefully you are coaching, growing and empowering them to be mini-entrepreneurs within your company. If your employees are acting like business owners, it’s because you treat them that way. When you have a team of mini-entrepreneurs, your business will scale to new places.   

How can you help them think like mini-business owners and not think like employees?  

  1. Encourage them to make decisions 
    Once you encourage them that they are in a position to make decisions in their role, they will feel empowered to make these decisions without questioning themselves. As a business owner, you shouldn’t be in the weeds with every decision – empower your employees to make decisions!  

  2. Encourage a culture that is a solutions-based culture 
    Make sure they know we are here to provide solutions to our customers. It’s just as much up to your employees as it is for you as the business owners to make decisions and create solutions that benefit both your internal team and your customers.
  3. Encourage them to communicate 
    Communication is key for any well-functioning team. If your employees feel confident and have the clarity to communicate then they will have success, and so will your business.

  4. Encourage them to be vulnerable and open and honest with you Transparency between employees and the owner are key to any growing business. Your employees must trust that they can come to you with any issue or solution, and you will be open to their ideas.  

If you do these four things and create a culture around these four things, you will automatically empower them to become completely different and show up as a mini-business owner.  

Keep evolving, entrepreneur! I see you, I get you, and I’m so proud of you.

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About Annette Walter

Much like Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s “The Profit,” who lends his expertise to struggling businesses, Annette analyzes businesses, supports them with the right resources, and designs the plan they need to go from surviving to thriving.

Annette Walter has started, acquired, owned, and operated more than 15 companies in her lifetime. As a wife, mother of two boys, and owner of a national company, Timber Industries (a BBJ Top 50 Women-Owned Business, BBJ Top 25 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Business and Inc.5000 list honoree), she can serve her true purpose and passion in coaching and consulting entrepreneurs through her business coaching company, iEvolve Consulting. Annette works with business owners across the globe in various industries to support their overall well-being, teams, and operations. As an operations expert and strategist, she works with business owners to help them identify organizational gaps and opportunities in their companies. She works with businesses to help make their finances, marketing efforts, technology solutions, and sales more efficient and effective.

If you would like to know more about iEvolve Consulting, visit: http://www.ievolveconsulting.com