Categories
Shelley Armato

The Top 5 Business Strategies Leaders Must Adopt During COVID-19

By Shelley Armato Entrepreneurs, business owners, and company leaders in every industry are living in a state of overwhelm right now. The rules of business have changed seemingly overnight, and many are struggling to adapt to the new normal of our current reality. The number of decisions business owners and leaders need to make daily […]

Categories
Peter DeHaan

The Only Constant is Change

By Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD As I look back, I see how things have changed. I have changed, my family has changed, technologies have changed, my business has changed, and the industries I work in have changed. In today’s business environment, a culture of change is essential for every organization. In my younger days, I […]

Categories
Ami Kassar

Where Are You in Your Entrepreneurial Life Cycle?

By Ami Kassar Just as we experience spring, summer, fall and winter each year, there are a similar number of cycles for entrepreneurs. It’s extremely important to understand into which cycle you presently fit, because it determines how you approach growth, helps pinpoint your most comfortable financial options and makes evident your tolerance for risk. […]

Categories
Peter DeHaan

The Secret to Successful Joint Ventures and Strategic Partnerships

By Peter Lyle DeHaan , PhD Astute entrepreneurs are always seeking ways to improve their business, increase revenue, and diversify into related business lines. During this time of doubtful economic conditions, with possible decreased sales and smaller profits, it is even more critical to explore ways to bolster business prospects. One such way is by […]

Categories
John F Dini

Hunting in a Farmer’s World

By John F. Dini Everyone in business is either a Hunter or a Farmer. The working style that fits you best isn’t really a matter of choice, nor is it determined by your job description. It is ingrained by eons of cultural evolution. The working styles of a hunter and farmer are markedly different. Hunters […]

Categories
John F Dini

Beating the Boomer Bust

By John F. Dini More than 60% of U.S. business owners are over 50 years old, and many of them are looking toward retirement and the process of attracting and vetting potential buyers to take the reins. The differences in yesterday’s and today’s business landscapes are stark—as Boomers were raised in a highly competitive environment, […]

Categories
Tom Somodi

An Organizational Structure that Works for Change

By Tom Somodi Many, if not most people, would argue that the ability for an organization to change over time is critical to that organization’s long-term survival. To this end, the literature is full of theories, methodologies, recommendations and analysis on how an organization should be structured in order to maximize the likelihood of obtaining […]

Categories
Lois Lang

The Truth about Trading in a Family-Owned Business

By Lois Lang “If you give me some new kitchen cabinets, I’ll redo your website and give you free hosting and SEO for a year.” Trading the products or services of the family business for something in return is more common than most people like to admit. Sure, we all enjoy getting something for “free,” […]

Categories
Pat Heydlauff

Increased Complexities Require a Rapid-fire Component

By Pat Heydlauff Social media technologies have dramatically increased the speed of everything be it good, bad or neutral. Change no longer cranks along at a snail’s pace but rather moves on a millisecond scale over the internet. It is the speed and scale of change that is causing chaos within the business community. And […]

Categories
Pat Heydlauff

Focus Fuels Innovation

By Pat Heydlauff Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” One could look at this statement and think that those 10,000 ideas were a waste of time and money or one could look more closely and realize that out of those 10,000 came not only the […]