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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 […]

People. People who need people…

People who need people are in a mess of trouble these days, which definitely conflicts with some conventional wisdom from Barbara Streisand…! In case you’re not familiar with it… – the song ‘People‘ was originally released in 1964, and was sung by Barbara Streisand as part of the Funny Girl soundtrack.  As the lyrics go… […]

The Futility of Pushing a String…

You’re familiar with this situation. You’ve got an employee or someone on your team who does exactly what you tell them… but never any more than that, and to make things even more challenging, they’ll only do it when they’re explicitly told to do it. It’s the frustration and futility of pushing a string.  Dwight […]

Leadership or Management? You Need Both!

Leadership or management – which one is more important if you’re a business owner? It’s a bit of a trick question – the reality is they’re both critical if you’re going to succeed in the long run. When you first start a business, as the owner you’re responsible for it all. Finding the opportunities, delivering, […]

Do you have a Thoroughly Modern Workplace?

It’s likely you’ve never heard of Frederick Winslow Taylor…but it’s almost a certainty that he’s impacted  your business to a large degree. Back in the late 1800’s, Taylor was a pioneer of sorts.  As the son of a wealthy family, he could have done almost anything, but he found himself drawn to working in a factory…starting […]

Is your scoreboard Lagging or Leading?

Could something as simple as tracking the right metric make a difference on how much you get done? Experience and data say it makes a huge difference – and the most important component is whether you’re tracking something that’s lagging or leading. We all have things we want to accomplish – make more money, lose weight, spend […]