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


Are Your Sales People Scary?

Have you ever wondered if your salespeople may be scaring off buyers? The fact is that most salespeople are downright frightening. The list of scary behaviors goes on forever, but here are five of the most popular ways salespeople scare away your new business…

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Are Your Leaders Listening? Really?

I wish I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard from managers and employees that "we’re just not being heard." We hear a lot lately on all of the key traits of effective leadership. Yes, a leader must have drive, determination, and commitment to be at all effective…

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Quick Tips

Kanban for Inventory

We have found that putting Kanban systems in place for parts inventory replacement works very well. Kanban is generally a system to control the logistical chain from a production point of view and is not an inventory control system, but if you employ Kanban techniques, it works very well for parts inventory replacement.

By : Reto Hug, Maloya Laser

Targeted Marketing

I recently analyzed my existing business from a geographic perspective. I was updating my marketing plan and wanted to focus appropriately. I was a little surprised when, after sorting my customers by zip code, it became apparent that I had a very strong cluster of business in one relatively small geographical space. I had been leaning toward focusing on an outlying area where we had virtually no business. Instead we will focus our limited resources in an area that will be less expensive to serve and where we have the potential to be a dominant force.

By : Eric Taylor, Prevent Security & Technology

Leave the Fires for Later

I recently discovered that because I knew cash flow was important, I would come into work and first deal with the financial calls, although I wasn't at all motivated to do this. The phone would ring and I would have one call after another – all fires that I needed to put out. What my fellow TAB Board Members suggested was that I turn the phone off until 11:00 A.M. so I could then accomplish many of the things that I wanted to get done first. From there, I could then work on the fires with more motivation and better attention to the cash flow priority.

By : Jesse Viola, APM Shipping Services LLC

Offer Three Prices

In many customer proposals, pricing will vary with the level of service or the quality of the products presented, which can result in more than one option being available to the customer. The higher the level of service or product quality, the higher the price.

When presenting pricing to your clients, consider offering three options versus the customary two. With two pricing options, the client is likely to assume they are overpaying with your higher priced option, and instinctively selects the cheaper one. As an alternative, consider offering a 3rd option by including a significantly higher priced option that is likely to exceed their budget or need. Wanting to naturally avoid overpaying, the client is now more likely to choose the middle option. Of course, the middle option is the higher of the original two, and the one you hoped they would select all along.

By : Michael Audit, TAB Northeast Wisconsin

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 Tulsa and surrounding areas 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 Tulsa and surrounding areas 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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