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...

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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,...

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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...

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EFFECTIVE MARKETING

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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KPIs Improve the Bottom Line

KPIs…key performance indicators. Large companies use KPIs consistently to assist in operational analysis and, ultimately, drive business improvements. Small companies can do the same. It is a must for businesses to understand performance on both a company-wide level and “drilling...

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Employee Retention is Critical for Growth

Hiring might be considered a very simple, quick process…find, interview, hire, assign job, forget, and hope employee works out, but it is not. It takes work and a methodical approach before “the right” candidate can be hired…the consequences of getting the wrong are extreme. Employee retention is...

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Corporate Culture Matters!

Every business organization regardless of size has a “culture.” many refer to this as a corporate culture. Although a small business might be a sole proprietorship or partnership, a “corporate” culture still exists. What Is Corporate Culture? A corporate culture cannot be...

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