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Preventing and Dealing with Inventory Mistakes in Small Business

Today we have another guest post – this one from Marcus Lansky (see his info at the end). Thanks Marcus. Most small businesses have some sort of inventory to manage, and any mistakes with that inventory can end up costing the owners of those businesses big time. So, how can small business owners keep inventory […]

Are you tracking the right numbers for success?

We are quickly approaching the halfway point of the year.  By now you should be seeing some clear indicators for the direction of your business this calendar year.  But are you tracking the right numbers?  It’s not always easy to know which numbers are really “the numbers” to be tracking.   As a business owner which […]

Eight Drivers, Three Metrics, One Result

How do I know if my business is healthy?  Where should I be looking?  What are the best diagnostic tools?  What metrics best reveal the health of my company?  Though the specific answers will vary from industry to industry there are three categories that apply across the board.    In the same way an annual physical […]

How to Increase The Probability of Desired Outcomes…

Even with 75% of the Major League Baseball season still remaining to be played, the probability of the desired outcome (October playoff baseball) for Royals fans is not looking good.   One website currently has their probability percentage of winning their division at 0.3%.   At least they haven’t completely ruled them out! In business, the probabilities […]

Breaking the Bad Boss cycle: A Case Study

Prefer to listen to this week’s post? Click the start button below: Recently Gallup released their latest report about the state of the labor force in America; it turns out that 1 in 2 employees leave their job because they can’t stand their boss. Stories & headlines like this are good for filling air time […]

Are you looking forward or backwards in your Business?

I met with a business owner last week and asked him how his business was doing. He proudly told me, “Based on our financial reports from the 1st quarter, it looks like we’re on track to hit our goals for this year.” The first quarter? That was (literally) months ago at this point. The problem […]