Small business coaches on the radioEvery business owner has endless How Questions. The answers to these How Questions become the keys to success for small business owners trying to navigate their future and profitability. Maximum Value Partners (MVP) focuses on getting business owners unstuck from this state of HOW by offering solutions to the puzzles wrapped around the HOW questions.

Jack Mencini and Adam Sonnhalter are the coaches of MVP and the hosts of the weekly podcast Dirty Secrets of Small Business. In this week’s show, they ponder the questions of: How do I handle all my emails and how do I know when I can negotiate?

In today’s world, few things can be as disruptive and intrusive as email. In fact, for many business owners emails have taken over their lives. It doesn’t have to be that way. Jack suggests that simply ignoring the emails until you are ready to address them is healthier for you and your business. Jack and Adam also offer the idea that you set up a schedule to respond to emails on a set timetable throughout the day (e.g. first thing in the morning and once in the afternoon/evening). The job of the small business owner isn’t to respond immediately to every email coming through. How can you get anything done if that is how you operate? Who is running the business at that point? Not you!

“If the email isn’t like a building burning down, you can answer it in 24 hours,” recommends Jack. “This will help you to focus on what is really important and not eat up your day trying to manage the ever exploding inbox.”

Another How Question discussed this week, was: How do I know when I can negotiate?

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Do you have any How Questions of your own to email to Jack and Adam? Do it by sending your questions to or submit a question on their web site at Many of the How Questions can also filter back into the 7 Keys to Success to help you deal with these questions

If you have a success story or a question you would like to share, email or call ( or 877-849-0670). You can also call in during the show each week at noon (EST) – 1:00 pm on WINT 1330 AM, call 440-946-9468 to ask your question to the Maximum Value Partners’ coaches!

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