Doug and Polly White

Doug and Polly White

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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.

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Should You Offer Time Off to Fathers of Newborns?
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Should You Offer Time Off to Fathers of Newborns?

Here are four questions to consider as you debate instituting a paternity leave policy.
Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List
Grow Your Business

Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List

Firing a client is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. So do these four things before it gets to that point.
7 Tips to Stay Afloat When Times Get Tough
Grow Your Business

7 Tips to Stay Afloat When Times Get Tough

Businesses can survive a cash-flow crunch, but the wrong move can be fatal.
The Magic Equation for Retaining Employees
Leadership

The Magic Equation for Retaining Employees

Keeping your best and brightest around doesn't have to be complicated. Try one of these simple options.
The 3-Step Cure for Micromanagement
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The 3-Step Cure for Micromanagement

Learn to let go safely by putting the proper infrastructure in place -- your business depends on it.
Tip the Odds in Your Favor for Finding the Best Employees
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Tip the Odds in Your Favor for Finding the Best Employees

These five tips should help you make better decisions when hiring and expanding your business.
A Simple Look at the Best Corporate Structure for Your Business
Starting a Business

A Simple Look at the Best Corporate Structure for Your Business

The pros and cons of sole proprietorships, LLCs, S Corps and C Corps.
What You Need to Make Business Work With Your Spouse
The 'Treps

What You Need to Make Business Work With Your Spouse

The 5 traits that make a 24/7 relationship more joy then job.
These Numbers, Used Properly, Can Help You See Problems in Advance
Money

These Numbers, Used Properly, Can Help You See Problems in Advance

You're probably already receiving financial statements, but are they doing you any good? Here's what your metrics should look like.
Looking for a Partner? Learn These 8 Essentials First.
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Looking for a Partner? Learn These 8 Essentials First.

First, figure out why you're taking a partner, then work out these details how you will do so.
Make It Stop! 5 Techniques for Managing the Email Onslaught.
The 'Treps

Make It Stop! 5 Techniques for Managing the Email Onslaught.

We can't live without checking our inboxes, but it's one of our biggest time sucks. Here's how to make it so you can actually do more real work.
Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?
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Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Here are six reasons why you may need to give up the work-from-home lifestyle and find rented space.
The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee
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The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee

It's important to figure out the cost associated with taking on help and gauge other impacts on your business.
Make Financial Statements Useful With These 6 Tips
Grow Your Business

Make Financial Statements Useful With These 6 Tips

Without accurate and up-to-date numbers, your business can suffer. Here's how to upgrade your reporting.
Create a Powerful Brand by Answering Two Questions
Marketing

Create a Powerful Brand by Answering Two Questions

Here is a common sense approach to branding for small businesses.
Maximize the Price of Your Business by Finding a Strategic Buyer
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Maximize the Price of Your Business by Finding a Strategic Buyer

Here are 3 steps to take to find a buyer that's right, and most profitable, for you.
6 Steps to Managing Your Overwhelming Workload
Grow Your Business

6 Steps to Managing Your Overwhelming Workload

Entrepreneurs' workload can often be massive, causing people to become stressed out. To get everything done (and not go crazy), here are a few guidelines to manage business tasks.

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