Business Assessment: Don’t Forget the Corner Office!

I have performed a number of business assessments where the owner or senior leader requests an outside viewpoint on how things are working within the company. While there is definitely a lot to examine, analyze, and report recommendations for improvement, the area that is normally off limits is the role and influence of the corner […]

Millennials are Your Future??

As the Boomer generation (ages 51-69, born between 1946 and 1954) crosses the retirement threshold, organizations are turning to the next class – Generation X (ages 35-50, born between 1970 and 1985) – to move in and up to take their place. As this process continues, openings are created at the entry level of the […]

Are Your Values and Beliefs Credible?

Business leaders seek to develop winning organization cultures that propel a business beyond market expectations. However, it is easy to overlook that the culture of a business is a reflection of the values that operate across the organization. So, are the values that drive the culture the values desired by business leadership? Too often the […]

Are You Managing Your “Lines” of Business?

A common problem in small to medium size businesses is realizing that the business is really two or more lines of business. This condition is exacerbated by the tendency to view financial reports as a necessary evil in order to meet tax obligations and not as a tool to manage the business. As a result, […]

Is Your Business Undercapitalized?

Capital is the money that kick starts a new company and provides for equipment, offices, and expenses until revenues grow and takeover the funding of the company operations. Capital is not only needed for new companies but also for existing businesses as they elect to invest in new products, replace aging equipment or to ride […]