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The Green Supply Chain Tsunami

Corporate America is embarking on the decarbonization of its companies and products. In a July 21, 2020 press release, Apple has committed to being carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain and product life cycle…

Can Your Business Benefit from COVID 19?

Are you ready to be pro-active? The pandemic is the HOT topic, but some businesses can benefit from this HOT topic by combining creativity with available funding.  Savvy management will consider retooling and perhaps re-staffing.…

M&A During COVID-19: A Brief Analysis

Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) is a powerful tool that companies use to execute on their strategic imperatives.  Even in the best of economic times, the successful acquisition of a business, the integration of its operations, and…

Your Car Can Save You Money…No, Really!

My Oceanside, California, NextDoor neighborhood website has a constant thread of questions and answers about electric cars and installing solar power. These posts are a fascinating read on how people are increasingly investing in electric…

A Change Is Gonna Come

A sea change is happening at our national cash registers. Customers are moving past their practice of rewarding a company for doing good. Now they are demanding real change that they personally experience. It is the authenticity of their…

Do You Know Your Adaptability Quotient?

Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.  -- Rumi William Stern was a German psychologist and philosopher. Born in 1871, he is known for the development of personalistic psychology.…

Charting a New Course

With one wave of the pandemic storm over and economies opening up again, those companies that secured their finances and took the necessary steps quickly enough to survive or even thrive now need to turn their attention to getting back to…

Here Are 5 Ways to Improve Company Culture

5 simple steps to achieve great culture that attracts the best workers, increases overall retention, improves performance, and lowers costs. Editor's note: This is part two of a two part series. Part one is entitled Pssst,

Smart Cars, Smart Homes

My daughter and son-in-law own a smarter home. It has a 6.5 kW solar system which is connected to a Tesla PowerWall battery system. The house is also connected to the grid. The entire thing is operated through a smart phone app. They…

We Have Smart Phones, Why Not Smart Buildings?

I love the scene in the movie I Robot where an actor tries to adjust the volume of a 1970s stereo system. She gives it verbal commands and is frustrated by the stereo’s lack of response. She then pokes it in search of the home page as if it…

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

Building Girl Scout Leaders Featured Company: Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Executive:  Lisa Johnson, Chief Executive Officer Business Address: 6944 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467 Girl Scouts has been building…

Giving Tuesday

A Global Generosity Movement GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We're launching #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity to take…

Be Ingenious!

So, “What makes you ingenious?” I’ve been fascinated by the word “ingenious” for some time now, because it describes a quality that applies to every single person, while at the same time allowing for the fact that we are all…

The Coronavirus Shock Wave

America’s first reaction to the Coronavirus was a weird combination of toilet paper panic buying and spring break beach parties. Today we stand on a Coronavirus Shock Wave precipice. Cities like New York and New Orleans are…

Job Seekers Are People Too!

Job Seekers Are People Too! I’m not a movie star or an internationally known musician, but I do receive hate mail. Well, maybe I shouldn’t go so far as “hate,” but I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve opened a message or an email…

Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic

Business owners and IT executives need to perform a quick business impact analysis (BIA) to identify the company's critical business processes.   Most businesses are unprepared for a pandemic like Covid-19 that could incapacitate 30…

The Value of Outsourcing

Business owners often fail to understand the value of outsourcing. Whether they believe it’s too costly or unnecessary, they may be investing too much time in tasks that may be given to others who could be more successful or spend less…

Improving Your Time Management Skills

At times the amount of work that we have to accomplish may feel impossible to complete in the time we have available. As tasks continue to pile up, you may need to reflect on how to more effectively use the time to have so you…

Digital Transformation Metrics

 Some think digital transformation is just an IT-related project without impact on the lines of business while others believe it is some form of digital business transformation. For a small business to be successful in…

So You Want to Be Your Own Boss

Is owning a franchise the right move for you? Here are the Pros and Cons... If you're considering making a go of being your own boss and would feel comfortable working within an established network of like-minded

6 Lessons Learned From Managing Growth

Vacation tip: When you are an entrepreneur, you will never need a vacation more than you will as your company is growing, and it will never be harder to get away. Everyone looks to you. If you're doing this as a couple, it may be even…

Is Your Small Business Resilient Enough?

The ability to quickly adapt, recover and reinvigorate in business is a constant requirement "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the

What is Your Company’s Reason?

Be sure your small business brand and mission has a good reason and it is communicated. As I explained in a previous article, certainty is a thing of the past. Companies no longer have the luxury of assuming that

The Business Balancing Act

Managing sales is a balancing act to protect your brand and cash flow. Rapid growth is a welcome addition to any business, but at the same time, unmanaged growth can be detrimental to a company’s quality and brand

Scams and Small Businesses

Fraud insights, recommendations and actions for small business owners. Recently two members of my immediate family have been scammed.  With one, the results were devastating; with the other, we caught it in time. Both members…

Customer Service Still Matters

People will talk about you anyway. Make sure it’s good because good means more people will buy your products or come to your establishment. Bad means they will cross you off the “must check out” list or never put you on that list to begin…

Do Our Meetings Just Create More Meetings?

We're all too familiar with time draining meetings, but with a good leader they can be incredibly productive There’s a funny commercial Google put together when it was introducing the world to a Google Hangout a few years ago. The spot …

7 Business Pitfalls to Keep Top of Mind

Here are seven costly yet all too common business mistakes which can impede your success. When running a business, it's easy to get caught up in day-to-day concerns and lose sight of the big picture. Here are some costly yet

Planning is Key to Successful Meetings

Five meeting-planning best practices to help improve meeting quality. Face-to-face business meetings can be productive and don’t have to break the bank if they are planned carefully and well in advance Meetings hold such

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