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3 things small businesses can learn from mixing concrete



3 things small businesses can learn from mixing concrete

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (FARAKOS) Sakrete is one of the handiest products ever developed. It’s basically a bag of rocks and sand, but to a weekend warrior with a honey-do list, it can be a magic dust. Packaged in small bags almost anyone can carry, Sakrete is an aggregation of Portland cement, sand and different-sized […]

​7 steps to infuse entrepreneurial thinking into company culture



​7 steps to infuse entrepreneurial thinking into company culture

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (IMAGE SOURCE) Every company wants to stay relevant and be in the forefront of their industry. This requires an imaginative staff creating new solutions and thinking outside the box. But first you need to change your company culture. This is easier said than done. A positive company culture is what we […]

How to give your best clients the most attention



How to give your best clients the most attention

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (MONKEYBUSINESSIMAGES) It’s an old joke: The devil shows a guy around Hell. It’s one big party. St. Peter shows the same guy around Heaven. It’s subdued and low key. The guy chooses Hell when he dies. Upon arrival, it’s all fire, brimstone and anguished cries. The guy confronts the devil […]

Financial deregulation could mean more lending options for your business



Financial deregulation could mean more lending options for your business

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (DESIGNER491) From tax reform to regulatory re-alignment, the new administration in Washington, D.C. has signaled its intent to significantly alter the way that businesses and consumers are governed. In fact, one key area of federal oversight — the regulation of the financial services and lending industry — has already seen the […]

​The 4 stages of business growth each present their own challenges



​The 4 stages of business growth each present their own challenges

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (NYS444) We like the way Jim Canfield of Renaissance Executive Forums defines the various stages of business growth. They provide a convenient classification that helps us recognize and appreciate the goals and challenges of each level of progression. Here we apply his staging definitions to the physical consumer product business: 1. […]

How to distinguish between objectives and solutions



How to distinguish between objectives and solutions

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (TOM MERTON) In his book, Lead With a Story, Paul Smith tells about Jayson Zoller when he was a student at the University of Central Florida 20 years ago. One of Jayson’s favorite professors often arranged research projects for the class with community leaders. In one such case, the professor described […]

Use this FORM to easily learn about other people



Use this FORM to easily learn about other people

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (STURTI) An advisor in California came to the United States after growing up in the Far East. Upon moving to America, he attended a class that taught “How to talk with Americans.” He told me about an interesting acronym: FORM. I’m sure it was invented by someone else; however, he shared […]

5 things you can count on in a crisis



5 things you can count on in a crisis

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: HIOB Major organizations — and airlines in particular — continue to remind us they are inept in crisis situations. Navigating a crisis presents tremendously stressful and challenging situations. Leaders can easily lose sight of what’s important or ignore common best practices when they’re under fire for a mishap. As uncomfortable and overwhel66ming […]

Five management tips to improve project results



Five management tips to improve project results

From: bizjournals.com Image Credits: GETTY IMAGES (PORTRA) Organizations seeking to improve their project results should focus on five key aspects of project management: Talent Benefits Project Management Offices (PMOs) and strategic Enterprise-wide Project Management Offices (EPMOs) Executive sponsorship Agile Organizations that target these key areas have higher rates of success with projects — the strategic initiatives […]