Business Safety

Your Small Business Model Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

  One of my favorite expressions I hear from small business owners is, “That doesn’t fit my business model.”  I have sometimes followed up when hearing that and asking simply, “What is your business model?”  Usually, I am told a lot of “stuff” about demand, processes, partners and things that really aren’t overwhelmingly important.  In …

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GOOD ENOUGH ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH

Your business is more than finance.  Your business is a combination of things. Running your own business can be fun, or it can be painful.  If you understand that Revenue minus Cost of Goods Sold equals your Gross Profit (some people call this Gross Margin), that is a good start.  From that gross profit, you …

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Good Leadership Eliminates Waste

    I write a lot about leadership. I have developed and presented leadership training to a lot of organizations and people. They learned about inspiring, motivating developing and communicating a vision. In every case, from the US Army to Corporate America these leaders have used those skills to reduce waste, or if you prefer, …

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