Doug and Polly White
Doug and Polly White own
Whitestone Partners Inc., a management-consulting firm that specializes in helping small businesses grow profitably. They are also co-authors of Let Go to GROW, a bestselling book on why some businesses thrive and others fail to reach their potential.
Grow Your Business
Utilizing cycle-time reduction can hit the trifecta of improvements.
Managers shouldn't quickly dismiss those currently out of work, but like any other potential hire, due diligence is required.
A company's culture isn't something that gets built after it "grows up." Leaders form their organizational culture from day one.
Are you customers still doing things the old way, or have they moved on? The early days of handheld calculators provides a good example.
These are the keys to success in small business, but they are important attributes no matter what your endeavor.
An baby boomer's guide to managing younger generations.
In this difficult economic environment, it's still possible to have a profitable, growing business. Follow these four steps.
With only a few weeks left, now is the time to take a look back to set yourself up for a prosperous 2015.
Starting a Business
There is one big factor that determines whether you should put the time and effort into crafting a plan.
There are two criteria you must consider before seeking a highly skilled worker.
With your revenue and costs of goods/services, you can adjust prices or fill holes.
The first three levels of size are largely determined not by revenue or employees, but by you.
These outside advisers can create tremendous value for your business, but it's important the person your contract checks off these items.
Sometimes, increasing sales can backfire, and the math will eat a company alive.
There's a big opportunity in expanding your business to more than one location. But it can be a disaster if you haven't prepared right.
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