Tag Archives: Small Business

So, What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

No, we don’t mean lose 10 pounds. We mean, for you business owners and CEOs/Presidents out there, what are you going to resolve to do this year, and it doesn’t all have to do with more sales. Here are some … Continue reading

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What to Expect of Trump

The unexpected. The Donald is a good listener, even for a New Yorker, and he absorbs what you say and synthesizes what you say on a topic with what others say. There’s the public Trump, which sounds authoritarian, but he … Continue reading

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3 C’s Can Boost Accountability in Your Workplace

This is the title of an article that appeared in the online version of Smartbrief recently, and really encapsulates what you need to do to increase the accountability of your people. It all starts with Commitment to the company, and … Continue reading

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You Don’t Want to Be An Entrepreneur: Sallie Krawcheck.

This is the time of the year when things are slowing down, and maybe, just maybe you’re thinking about starting a business. Sallie Krawcheck, who used to be a high ranking officer with Citibank, and one of the highest ranking … Continue reading

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The Risk of Reviews

We’re in the 4th quarter of most companies’ fiscal year, to managers up and down the chain are thinking about doing or getting performance reviews. The Wall Street Journal had a useful article on this topic a few days ago, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Radical New Idea: Middle Managers

Some months ago, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal about a company (Treehouse) that had NO middle managers, believing that its people were sufficiently motivated that they didn’t need them. This plan was fine until the business grew, probably … Continue reading

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Workplace Democracy Gets Ambushed

I was watching Gunslingers last night on the AHC, and it seems that Wild Bill Hickock has been reincarnated as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The title comes from the Wall Street Journal, which has outlined the latest ambush … Continue reading

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Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Professionals?

There’s a great article on Chobani, the Greek yogurt pioneer, and it’s founder, who almost lost it all because he didn’t build a structure of competent professionals to help him manage the business. But, the big question the article didn’t … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Saving a Failing Business?

Ya gotta love the Wall Stree Journal. They had a big article on March 26th on the high cost of saving a failing business, by putting it into Chapter 11, which might have amazed some, and scared some with the … Continue reading

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Marketing That Pays Off

Spend what you must on marketing, don’t worry about wasting some money, and figure out how to close the prospects your marketing generates. Continue reading

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