Posts Tagged ‘financial management’

Do the Maintenance

The expression do the maintenance probably makes you think more along the lines of getting your auto serviced according to schedule or making home repairs. But, my articles are primarily about small business, particularly the financial and operations areas, and this is no different. Read the rest of this entry »

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Contract When You Lack Needed Skills

You probably heard the suggestion to contract when you lack needed skills. For many people this can be difficult to do, but why? Read the rest of this entry »

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It Has to Be True

How often have you heard someone use the expression it has to be true? Often this statement is an expression of wishful thinking. My latest blogs have dealt largely with thinking appropriately and this continues in that vein. Read the rest of this entry »

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Not Everyone is an Expert

As long as I’ve been working I’ve met people who presented themselves as experts. Experience has made it quite clear that not everyone is an expert. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spend to Cut Costs

Although spend to cut costs may sound counter-intuitive, there is sound logic to it. Let’s dig a little deeper.

First, this is in no way referring to some of the loony ideas you may sometimes hear to Read the rest of this entry »

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Procrastination and the 80/20 Rule

Sometimes it seems like there is more to do than is possible. Actually there may be, so what does that have to do with procrastination and the 80/20 rule? Read the rest of this entry »

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80/20 Expense Analysis

The term 80/20 expense analysis is not one you hear every day, but it is a concept that can be highly useful to managing and improving a business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Measuring the Right Things?

In business there seems to be an unlimited number of things to measure. But the question is, are you measuring the right things? Read the rest of this entry »

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When the Economy Slows What is Your Plan?

Think about this, when the economy slows what is your plan? Throughout history the economy has had periods of growth, decline, or merely remaining stagnant. Often a company is humming along nicely when suddenly, Read the rest of this entry »

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Determine What Really Matters

Are you so wrapped up in busywork that it’s hard to determine what really matters? There are of course several things you can do to help minimize the distraction of busywork as well as things like interruptions. Perhaps the most powerful one I have used personally is Read the rest of this entry »

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