5 Key Mistakes Business Owners Make And How To Avoid Them

You’re the business owner! Top dog, right? You make the rules, break them, lead, project the future, create a past, and work daily on building an empire for the future. But what if I were to tell you you may be one of many business owners that make 5 key mistakes? Hard to feel Top Dog after hearing that. But, there’s ways to avoid them and this article will show you how.

Funny expression, isn’t it? Top dog. Know where it came from? Turns out it’s an old sawing term. Back in the day, sawing logs was done over a pit with a two-handled saw. One guy stayed on top and the other was in the pit – both sawing. Thus, the one on top was called the top dog. Now, you’d think the guy in the pit would be the underdog, but he was actually called the bottom dog.

Clearly Top Dog is what all business owners want to be, or Top Cat, if you favor felines. But just for a moment, let’s stay with the dog theme. What if you really were a dog? What kind of dog would you be? Granted, I am admittedly more a fish person than a dog or cat person, but if I had to pick what kind of dog I was, I’d probably say that I’m a mix between Newfoundland and a Labrador Retriever. Newfoundlands are exceptionally strong swimmers and great lifesavers around water. Being a fisherman, I gravitate to water. And Labs are great at leading the blind and make excellent companions. In a way, I’m like the lab in that as a business coach, I help business owners who’re either lost or overwhelmed, or highly successful business owners in need of effective business systems. Either way, I guess this would make me a Newbrador.

According to Cheryl Lock (Pet360.com) the smartest dog is the Border Collie. These herders are not only loyal, but diligent at doing their job well. Next comes the loyal and dependable German Shepherd, capable of sniffing out drugs and hunting down bad guys. They’re, known for their strength and loyalty. The Bloodhound, also known for an incredible sense of smell and tracking, comes next. Got a problem with bedbugs? Calling all Beagles! Their exceptional sense of scents can detect the tiny varmints like nothing else. Not to be sold short, the exceptional Labrador Retriever comes in 5th. Noted, as I said above, for their ability to lead the blind, they make wonderful, loving, people-pleasing pets. And the ever-lovable Newfoundland comes in 6th.

In 7th place is the Belgian Malinois (Shepherds) that are great at sniffing out things like explosives, narcotics, accelerants (for starting fires) and finding missing people. In close place at 8th is the Siberian Husky who is a diligent, hardworking, strong dog that is great at pulling sleds and working hard. The adorable Golden Retriever comes in 9th and is a great therapy dog, gentle, loving, and eager to please, and finally the Australian Shepherd comes in 10th. These herders are great at adapting, are impressively strong, and are very energetic.

Wherever you see yourself, being at the top can be lonely. It’s hard to always have to be the responsible one, and while dogs generally have someone there to give them a treat upon performing well, business owners can often find themselves working 24/7 with little time to sleep, let alone have a treat.

And they’re human. They make mistakes. Here are the 5 key mistakes business owners make and how to avoid them.

Mistake 1. Thinking they can do it all. I worked with a client recently that felt he could not afford a receptionist or a filing clerk simply because money was so tight. I asked him what price he would put on his own personal time, and he stuck a price tag of $75/hr. I was quiet for a few moments with the lights went on. He could hire 7 people for the price he was worth.

Mistake 2. Not having a clear mission and vision statement. I can only equate this to wanting to go somewhere you’ve not gone to before, having no clue how to get there, and expecting your car to find the way. Some business owners have no clue how to get to where they want to go, but expect their employees to somehow know the way. It doesn’t work.

Mistake 3. Not tracking and measuring everything. To track how something is doing, one must have a system in place. Many business owners don’t have effective systems in place and therefore have no tracking system in place. Some are even unsure what should be tracked. Easy. Track everything.

Mistake 4. Hiring the wrong team. Many business owners go for whatever’s the cheapest and as the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” On a rare occasion (such as the recent recession), good people are willing to work for next to nothing, just to survive, but for the most part, if you skimp and hire inexperienced, non-dedicated people, you’ll run the risk of getting shabby, below standard work.

Mistake 5. Not investing in their customers. Buying customers can sometimes be as simple adding value to your offers. Added value makes your customers feel special. Of course, having an exception product or service will result in their sharing information about you with friends and family members, resulting in referral customers. Feed your customers what they want and in turn they will feed you by choosing you over your competition.

California business owners and quite frankly all business owners want to be on top, or let’s face it, they wouldn’t be in business. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. Another expression from the past. Turns out that in 43 B.C. Roman scholar Marcus Tarentius Varro, upon observing humanity, apparently said, “Even a dog will not eat a dog”. Humans, he noted, destroyed their own kind. The expression became a metaphor for ruthless competition and by the time the Industrial Revolution came around, the phrase, “It’s a dog-eat-dog-world” was a household expression.

And yes, it’s a dog-eat-dog brutally “ruff” world out there. But, now you know how to avoid the 5 key mistakes business owners make, you’ll move from underdog to top dog in no time.

Siberian Husky Potty Training – Tips For Success

If you want to learn about Siberian Husky potty training, you’ll want to continue reading this article. Potty training is a very important part of any dog’s training and we will discuss why it’s so important, as well as methods that you can use for indoors and outdoors. After you have read this article you will be able to effectively potty train your Husky.

There are many reasons to potty train your Husky. One reason is that it will give him an opportunity to relieve himself when he needs to while preventing any unwanted accidents at home. Nobody wants to see their nice living room carpet ruined after all. Another reason is that it will make both you and your dog’s life a lot less stressful. If he knows where he is allowed to relieve himself he will always go to that area before doing his business. You will feel better too knowing that you don’t have to worry about him making a mess on your carpets and that he understands he has designated location for relieving himself.

If you live in an apartment or condo, then you may wish to try potty training your dog indoors. The indoor training method is easy and involves the use of puppy pee pads. If you don’t feel like using the pads, you can also use paper instead. The first step is to find out where your puppy has tendency to relieve himself. By knowing where that spot is, you can figure out where to initially place the pad, even if this isn’t the spot you want him to be using. Once he starts using the pad, you can slowly move it towards where you want him to be going. Eventually you will be getting your Husky to go in the spot you want and not where he wants. This method does take time depending on where the spot is, but with some patience you’ll see success.

If you live in a house, or decide after going with indoor potty training, you decide you don’t want to do it inside anymore, you can try potty training outdoors. There are numerous ways to go about this, but one that has been proven to work is crate training. The way crate training works is that whenever you leave the house, even for a short amount of time, place your Husky in a crate. When you return, take him out of the crate and lead him outside. This is when he should be learning to relieve himself. Wait outside until he does his business and do not go back into the house before he does. Once he’s done, reward him with lots of praise. By following this method he will learn that if he needs to go he will outside and not all over your house.

Siberian Husky potty training is one of the most important aspects of the training process when he is still a puppy. A Husky that hasn’t been potty trained as a puppy will only lead to problems down the road. By understanding why it’s important, and methods that allow you to train him indoors or outdoors, you will have enough knowledge to succeed in any situation. If you can follow these instructions, you will never have to worry about him making a mess in your house again.

Alaskan Husky Puppies

Alaskan husky puppies are one of the best looking dog breeds along with the Siberian husky and malamute husky. The Alaskan husky isn’t normally associated with people as a domestic pet because it is a lot more common for them to be seen in the wild or sledding. The Siberian husky and malamute are more commonly known as domestic pets around the world.

The Alaskan husky is unmatched when it comes to sled racing over any pure northern bred dog and some can be valued between ten to fifteen thousand pounds. Alaskan huskies are moderate in size, averaging 46 to 60 pounds (21 to 25 kg) for males and 38 to 42 pounds (17 to 19 kg) for females.

Alaskans may be of any possible canine color and any pattern of markings. Eyes may be of any color and are often piercing light blue. Coats are almost always short to medium in length and usually less dense than those of northern purebreds. whereas there are a lot less colour variations with the more domestic Siberian and malamute.

Alaskan husky puppies begin sled training from a young age but can often suffer from hip dysplasia later on in life. which is common in all medium canine breeds to large breeds.

Racing Alaskans are purely bred for stamina, strength, speed, and endurance. Sled dogs that come in contact with the public at races or in excursion businesses must not be aggressive toward humans so they are very social dogs.

Alaskan race huskies make great pets when they are too old to race. They tend to be very alert and well behaved compared to younger more energetic huskies.

Young huskies make good pets but their high demand for exercise requires they get exercised frequently and daily otherwise it will become stressed.

The husky is a social dog and it likes to be around other dogs and people. If multiple huskies are kept in the same area they tend to howl and bark at each other and any other dogs in the vicinity unless they are trained to be quiet. This can be a nuisance to neighbours and irritating. Huskies are prone to escape they have been known to jump 8ft fences and are escape artists so owning one could be tricking. They are stubborn and can be difficult to train but it is a fantastic dog to have.