Articles on: System

Real businesses have real systems

This is a guest post from Stephen Heiner – in addition to living out his dream of being an entrepreneur in Paris, Stephen also has the experience of starting (and selling) multiple businesses here in the US. Time is the perhaps the most precious commodity for small business owners. There’s that pile somewhere on your […]

Are you embracing simplicity?

I saw an interesting interview recently with Bert Jacobs, one of the two brothers who founded Life Is Good…the T-Shirt company whose business model is built around the idea of sharing optimism. Considering that they literally started with nothing (selling their first shirts out of the van they were living in…) they have had amazing […]

Are You “Flipping” in Your Business?

Prefer to listen to this post? Just click the start button below:   This past month an area high school teacher was honored with an Educating Excellence Award.  (The award is sponsored by Perceptive Software and KU’s school of Engineering.)   She is part of growing trend of teachers who have adopted the “flipped classroom concept” […]

Do your processes have your business at a dead end?

Clear, documented, easy to follow processes are critical to business success…but they could also be a reason why you’re struggling right now. For a business to grow, systems and processes are the cornerstones in creating a scalable business.  Everyone knows the story of how Ray Kroc bought a small chain of hamburger restaurants from the […]

How do you create sustainable growth?

There is an almost magical component to sustainable business growth, but it’s not obvious and most business owners are missing it!  The key word there is sustainable – you can have growth without this component, but it won’t be easy. When you think of business growth…what comes to mind? Great marketing?   Really effective sales?  New […]

There’s a System for that…

(Image from the famous Candy Factory episode of I Love Lucy – Lucy’s system didn’t work so well in this case…) The now ubiquitous tagline “There’s an App for that” gained so much traction for Apple they filed to trademark it in Dec. of 2009. If you have an I-phone, Droid, or tablet PC you […]