Operations Articles & Posts

This section contains some essential operating “How-Tos" for small business owners and Entrepreneurs. The goals are to help   focus your business on excellence profitability and efficiency. A critical component of these materials is to demonstrate how factors like logistics, sourcing and staff can improve results After you have reviewed them, you should move on to the OPERATIONS TEMPLATES section located in the Navigation bar beneath OPERATIONS ARTICLES.

Focus

Small business shouldn’t follow a google template. Nor should owners endlessly research alternatives or try executing multiple efforts. Instead, business owners should identify priorities and focus. From there, test and adopt or change as opportunities present themselves.  Learning to focus is an imperative skill for any small business person. Most plans have wrong assumptions, are […]

A Great Idea Without Execution is Hallucination

Business success tips usually focus on issues like having a great idea, goals, strategy, financial plans, branding, customer service, measurement, operations, excellent people, etc. What is occasionally left behind are simple tips or rules for executing programs. This article describes both the issues and remedies to improve execution and thus, excellence. “Do what you do […]

Reality To Inspire Your Business Dreams, Not Destroy Them

Not having a tight grasp on the reality of your business could be the difference between success and failure. This article lays out some key concepts for small businesses to dramatically improve decision making through understanding reality. I continuously run into well intentioned, and even, well informed clients who ignore this simple guidance. This is […]

Ideas to Mitigate the Challenges in Developing a Successful Team

Are you part of a successful team? As the saying goes, “There’s no I in TEAM.” However, the team also needs to give its stars the opportunity to flourish. Great entertainment groups sports teams and scientific groups are examples of excellence. In addition, teams need to encourage diversity, expertise, and disagreement to encourage new ideas […]

Creating Effective Management Practices and Excellence

Introduction Creating a company culture that promotes excellence and commitment is a critical requirement for startups.  However, the term “Human Resources,” or “Human Resources Management,” frequently conjures up negative stereotypes and can be viewed as a necessary evil.  In spite of its occasional bad reputation, in cases where “HR” is part of an overall vision […]