The Secret to Getting More Jobs Done Faster
From line workers to executives I’ve seen far too many manufacturers living a life of chaos and stress. Every day a new struggle of desperation as deadlines come faster and bills breathe down your neck. Add to that a tough economy like the one we’re in right now and you’ve got...read more
Pivot for Shop Owners – NOT just for COVID 19
“10 business development fundamentals to survive now and thrive later” Many shop owners are struggling to survive in the present economy. With markets eroding (or shifting), customers and resources are scarce. The truth is the economic landscape is not going to improve anytime soon. It’s a fierce...read more
Identifying the Key Systems Your Business Needs to Succeed
Identifying the Key Systems Your Business Needs to Succeed “Let all things be done decently and in order.” – Corinthians Your Business is a System of Systems In a very real way, your systems strategy is your business strategy, and the business systems you put in place are your business....read more
Report Writing for Shop Managers
5 steps to earning trust with your boss Why write a report anyway? Too many small business shop managers, GM’s and Sales managers run their respective departments without effectively communicating among one another and more importantly the owner. This often leads to REWORK, short falls in...read more
Get the Most Out of Your Shop Talent
When hired to do a “turn-around” one of the first things I hear from shop owners accross the country is how proud they are of cross training employees and sound production scheduling practices. I ask myself, then why are they having issues leading to lack of profit, poor cash flow,...read more
DO THE WORK!
Good Idea’s Only Get You So Far! When business is not falling into place like it should, maybe it’s not the plan that’s an issue, but, perhaps it’s the follow through? Did you know 80% of corporate Presidents that get fired is NOT due to lack of talent or experience or skill – It’s due to lack of...read more
It is imperative for businesses to make the most of every dollar spent on marketing. Various sources of marketing must be thoroughly analyzed for immediate return on investment, subsequent return on investment, and general branding. Unfortunately, many small businesses do not take full advantage...read more
How Sacred Cows Disrupt Throughput and Opportunity
Companies intent on improving should take a hard look at changing some of their most closely held beliefs In my role as a business “efficiency” expert I am looked upon to provide creative solutions to improve productivity and help fix what’s broken. What I see in almost every business, regardless...read more
Why hire a business coach?
Business owners and their managers need access to deeper levels of expertise than they already have. The number one reason businesses fail is due to lack of a strategic plan and the ability to execute and follow-through to its completion. A coach focuses on enablement and elicits the owner’s...read more
OPERATING BUDGETS = Game Changer!
How making the right call can keep you in the game. Everyone knows about budgets, but few use them as they should. Budgeting is one of those core business practices that every well-run business uses. It’s the fundamental management tool that not only keeps you and your people on course, but...read more