Doug and Polly White
Principals, Whitestone Partners Inc., a management-consulting firm
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.
Control What You Can
Don't be held hostage by a self-made VIP who's wreaking havoc at your company.
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The psychologist put forth that humans are motivated to fulfill their base needs before they are able to pursue higher-level needs.
It's great to grow to the point where you're just managing managers, but that's not always feasible.
While you would want to reward the new hire for the future value he or she adds to your business, you don't want to compensate for the existing value he or she didn't help to create.
Paying out bonuses and offering stock options can benefit your company, but only if you prepare properly.
Many entrepreneurs long for the day when they can hand over much of the daily running of the business to a group of talented managers.
Hiring is a vital decision about who to trust with the growth and care of your company.
Do you understand the many extra charges you face in this era of searching out the Internet's 'lowest price' ?
Sometimes it makes sense to take a loan at brutal interest rates. More often, it's a sign the business is failing and the time has come to cut losses.
Making minority investments in privately-held companies is risky business, but it can be done successfully.
If you find yourself spending more than 60 hours a week on work, there's only two solutions: shrink your business or delegate your responsibilities.
Dollars spent on marketing are an investment, but like any investment, there are good ones and bad ones.
The experts use different analogies, different acronyms and tell different stories, but at the end of the day, they all say the same thing.
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