You Want to Be Thinking Ahead

There is a proverb that says “where there is no vision the people are unrestrained.” You could swap out the word people with “business” or “company.” A necessary component to leadership is the ability to look ahead. When companies have direction and decisive and are clear about that direction, companies perform better at every level. […]

You Have to Find Answers Faster

I remember hearing a podcast about the Stock Market years ago that emphasized companies attempt to locate their offices as closely as they could to the Stock Market because they were losing time (nano-seconds) because of cable travel time. Their access to data was so important to the game they were involved in it made […]

Self-Service Helps You do More

I love team sports. When you put together a good team, every part does their part. When one part can’t do their part, or worse, makes you do their part the luster of the game is lost. It is similar in business. Ideally, you hire the right person for the right spot and that person […]

Automation Makes You Lean

Paper… Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. If that picture of paper is the best description of your record keeping then it is past due time for a change. I have in my mind that image from the 50’s movies that depicts the office: a mail boy with his mail cart going up […]

Information Logjams Cost You Money

You got into business to make money. (And hopefully for some greater good like: improving your community, employing people, serving others, making groundbreaking strides) But, the bottom line remains, whatever you do you won’t be doing for long if there is no evident profit. The more complex your business becomes, the more complex the assessment […]

Your Business Demands to Know

As you think about your business, what would you define as essential information? Essential information is any piece of information that you need a the point of decision. It really could be anything. Information is an essential resource, not only for managers and executives, but for every part of your business enterprise. As you evaluate […]

Delaying your Move to the Cloud is Costing you Money

Have you made that list yet? You know, the one that you should make about your financial practices and policies? The list of risks and returns from standing pat or upgrading? What are the benefits of staying with your current system? What are the benefits of upgrading to the cloud? Some things in life and […]