This article provides some great tips for small businesses and start-ups. Here are three more to consider:   (1.) Keep automation lite, until you have a need to scale.    (2.) Empower your staff. Focus on results and not necessarily on the means.   (3.)  Cross train people. Small business are esp. susceptible to disruptions such as people leaving or sick. Cross training people will provide more resiliency.

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Scott Gerber for writes:  Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council.   As a company grows, individual teams often develop their own project management styles. But when you’re trying to scale, having multiple systems can lead to confusion and missed deadlines. So how do you adjust that methodology as you expand?

I asked a group of entrepreneurs from YEC who’ve been through the process to tell us more about how they handled this situation. Below, they offer their best tips for improving communication and transitioning seamlessly.

Find The One Right Tool

Using multiple project management solutions across different internal groups is a recipe for disaster. You’ll find your teams acclimating to their individual workflows, and inevitably, your ability to pivot and push your entire company towards one platform will become more and more problematic.

Dig in, do the research, find the right tool and commit to it. Although there are going to be obstacles to overcome, once your team has learned how to properly utilize your unified platform, you’ll have a more efficient, more communicative group of individuals.

There are some great applications available for bringing complicated workflows together. We use Atlassian products like Jira, Confluence and BitBucket, due to their ability for link deployment, project management and business development. —Blair Thomas, EMerchantBroker    SNIP, the article continues @, click here to continue reading…..

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