87plus Blog

Marisa Smith

Marisa Smith
Armed with more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience running her own company, Marisa works with clients as a Certified EOS Implementer™ to help simplify and systematize their businesses - creating more freedom and enjoyment for everyone!

Recent Posts

It's Time to Get a Grip

[fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2020 at 1:35 PM / by Marisa Smith posted in Leadership

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Well, folks. It's been a long couple of months. As the weather turns nicer here in Michigan, and the country prepares to re-open, it seems like a good time to share this.
 
In late February, right before the Coronavirus Pandemic hit the U.S., my 16-year old daughter, Charlotte Smith, wrote and recorded a song for our global EOS Implementer Community gathering in Detroit. At the time, the song and lyrics were intended as a light-hearted celebration of the system we teach our clients to implement (as documented in the book Get a Grip by Mike Paton and Gino Wickman).
 
Today, the words have taken on a whole new meaning as we work with our clients to guide their companies back to solid ground. 
Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

[Infographic] Staying Focused Checklist for Companies Running on EOS®

[fa icon="calendar'] April 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM / by Marisa Smith posted in Leadership, IDS

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

This is an overwhelming time for all people, but especially for leaders of small businesses. You feel a sense of responsibility for the health, safety, and security of your employees. If you're in an "essential business" customers are counting on you to continue delivering your products and services. You may be shut down completely - wondering when (or if) you'll be able to re-open. You're worried about your own safety, and for the health and wellbeing of your family and friends.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Get Back in the Driver’s Seat

[fa icon="calendar'] March 4, 2020 at 12:30 PM / by Marisa Smith posted in Management, Leadership, Growth

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

I recently shared a 90-Minute Overview of the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) with a leadership team that was deciding whether to work with me to implement EOS in their company. The team shared that they were frustrated with their current situation.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Video: Rejuv Ave. EOS Journey

[fa icon="calendar'] November 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM / by Marisa Smith posted in Leadership, Growth

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Five years after opening REJUV AVE., a relationship-based medical skincare spa in Fenton, Michigan, Tracy and Scott Aubuchon felt like their company had hit the ceiling. They realized that growing the business would require significant changes, so they began to seek advice from other business owners who had faced similar challenges.

After discovering Gino Wickman's book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, Tracy and Scott were convinced that the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) tools were exactly what they needed to get their company to the next level. 

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Four Ways To Use Your Core Values To Attract And Hire Great People

[fa icon="calendar'] October 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM / by Marisa Smith posted in Leadership, Teamwork

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Companies running on EOS® know that articulating and communicating your Core Values is essential to getting the right people in the right seats to help you achieve your vision. That’s because these values define the characteristics that you want every single person in the company to share so you can build the culture you want in your company.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Getting What You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Business

[fa icon="calendar'] August 14, 2019 at 3:28 PM / by Marisa Smith posted in Management, Leadership, Growth

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Even the most successful entrepreneurs occasionally discover that running a business is more challenging than they expected. If you're a business owner, you may often find yourself dissatisfied by a lack of control over time, the market, or your company. You may have people who don’t listen, understand, or follow through. Or perhaps your profits are flat, preventing you from taking your business to the next level.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Off The Hook

[fa icon="calendar'] August 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM / by Marisa Smith posted in Leadership, Vision, IDS

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

In a recent session with a client, several leadership team members mentioned during their check-in that EOS® was “not working.” The Integrator expressed frustration that they were not making enough progress and worried that their investment in the process was not paying off.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Crushing Your Rocks

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM / by Marisa Smith posted in Growth, Meetings, Teamwork

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments


Don’t you love the feeling of walking out of your Quarterly session with clear Rocks focused on solving the company’s highest priority issues for the next quarter? And doesn’t it drive you crazy when you get to your next Quarterly and realize that your team has only completed 40% of them?


Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Only Four More To Go

[fa icon="calendar'] January 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM / by Marisa Smith posted in Management, Growth, Teamwork

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Before implementing EOS® in my business, my number one pet peeve was repeating myself. It was frustrating to feel like people weren’t listening to me, and it also seemed incredibly inefficient to say the same thing more than once. And anyone who knows me, knows that I am all about efficiency!

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Three Ways to Use Your 3 Uniques™ In Your Marketing

[fa icon="calendar'] November 7, 2018 at 12:38 PM / by Marisa Smith posted in Growth, Marketing

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

During the check-in portion of a recent quarterly session with a client, several team members mentioned that their Marketing Strategy was “not working”. When I dug a little deeper during the V/TO review, everyone agreed that the Marketing Strategy was correct - they just weren’t sure what to do now that their 3 Uniques™ were defined.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]