Man reading business plan at night and checking his watch

  If you are not already convinced of your need for a business plan, let me give you a bit of info concerning one. A business plan conveys the organizational structure of your business, including titles of directors or officers and their individual duties. It also acts as a management tool that can be referred to regularly to ensure the business is on course with meeting...

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Two people are at a table across from each other about to have a job interview

  Exit Interview! What is that? Who does that and what is it for anyway? They are totally outdated and for bad managers anyway! So, is the exit interview a dinosaur destined for the tar pits? Not hardly, especially considering the challenges small-business owners face staying connected to their employees.   How valuable the exit interview is to all parties greatly depends on the skill of the interviewer,...

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A man and a woman coworker smile and high five each other in the retail store front

Have you ever sat back and wondered why businesses with pretty much all of the same facilities and ingredients often perform very differently?   My consideration on the reasons for the difference between a business that might be referred to as "good" and one that is referred to as "bad" is that the difference comes down to 3 things: Knowledge and Expertise, Systems and Efficiency, and Culture   I do not have any...

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Man reading business plan at night and checking his watch

  Hey, are you busy? If you are like the rest of us, you are. Everybody’s busy! Because we’re all so busy, management of our time is one of the most important skills to have and one of the hardest to master and implement.   After doing research and asking experts, there are good management tips that are easy to implement.   Make a Calendar Making a calendar is the...

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  As you take off into your Marketing Research, I want to start this by sharing the words of the Great William Bill of Wealth Design Group LLC in Houston. He says, "Failure to do market research before you begin a business venture or during its operation is like driving a car from Texas to New York without a map or street signs. You have to...

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