Doug and Polly White

Doug and Polly White

Principals

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.

Achieve What You Want in Life With These 4 Simple Steps
Goals

Achieve What You Want in Life With These 4 Simple Steps

The experts use different analogies, different acronyms and tell different stories, but at the end of the day, they all say the same thing.
Don't Underestimate the Devastating Consequences of HR Mistakes
Human Resources

Don't Underestimate the Devastating Consequences of HR Mistakes

The functional area of human resources is no less complex than accounting. There is a mind-numbing list of things that a competent HR professional needs to know about.
The 4 Types of Decisions, and How to Approach Each One
Decision Making

The 4 Types of Decisions, and How to Approach Each One

Making good decisions is critical to business success. The first step in good decision-making is to understand that not all decisions are created equal.
When Starting a Business, Beware All the Taxes and Regulations
Taxes

When Starting a Business, Beware All the Taxes and Regulations

Check out this primer on all the burdens the government will place on your venture.
How Important Is Emotional Intelligence to Success in Business?
Emotional Intelligence

How Important Is Emotional Intelligence to Success in Business?

There are many valid definitions of EQ, but we think about it as four quadrants that look at the self and others.
Do You Have a Plan to Survive the Proposed Overtime Rules?
Employee Compensation

Do You Have a Plan to Survive the Proposed Overtime Rules?

One thing politicians seem to forget is that when they change the rules to try to force higher pay, the money has to come from somewhere.
How Much Cash Do You Need for Your Business's Safety Net?
Finance

How Much Cash Do You Need for Your Business's Safety Net?

A healthy business has a healthy cash flow, but what do you do when you hit a dry spot?
5 Tips to Avoid Employee Embezzlement
Theft

5 Tips to Avoid Employee Embezzlement

Don't let your business be sunk by this all-too-common issue that usually stems from trusting too much.
6 Benefits of Writing Job Descriptions for Your Business
Human Resources

6 Benefits of Writing Job Descriptions for Your Business

Beyond recruiting purposes, you can these analyses to develop and train employees, set compensation and decrease legal liability.
Money Is Nice, But It's Not Enough to Motivate Employees
Motivation and Retention

Money Is Nice, But It's Not Enough to Motivate Employees

Sure, there are superstars who will do amazing work without your input, but that's not how most people are.
4 Steps to Getting the Best Out of Your Employees
Managing Employees

4 Steps to Getting the Best Out of Your Employees

Effectively managing people is difficult and no one is born knowing how to do it. Fortunately, it can be learned.
Should You Hire Management or Promote From Within?
Hiring

Should You Hire Management or Promote From Within?

As your business grows, you'll be faced with the "make or buy" decision.
4 Tips That Will Boost Your Chances of Landing That Interview
Job seekers

4 Tips That Will Boost Your Chances of Landing That Interview

It may tough to land your resume in the "yes" pile, by following this advice will heighten your prospects.
5 Reasons Not to Purchase the Extended Warranty
Personal Finance

5 Reasons Not to Purchase the Extended Warranty

These policies are a great deal for those that offer them, but they are a terrible deal for the consumer.
4 Tips to Best Use Assessments for Hiring
Hiring

4 Tips to Best Use Assessments for Hiring

You can use these tests to help you to determine how individuals think and solve problems, their behavioral preferences, values, ethics and what natural aptitudes they possess.