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.

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.
Are Investment Advisors Worth the Investment?
Investing

Are Investment Advisors Worth the Investment?

When choosing how to put your money into the market, ask yourself how much you really want to walk away with.
3 Situations Where It Makes Sense to Sell a Part of Your Business
Selling a Business

3 Situations Where It Makes Sense to Sell a Part of Your Business

Bringing in a partner or investors could lead to significant growth.
Is Life Insurance a Good Investment?
Insurance

Is Life Insurance a Good Investment?

Of course, it all depends.
3 Vital Things to Consider Before Starting a Business
Starting a Business

3 Vital Things to Consider Before Starting a Business

So you have the qualities needed to be an entrepreneur. But before you charge headlong into your own venture, think these issues through.
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7 Calculations to Consider to Retire Comfortably
Personal Finance

7 Calculations to Consider to Retire Comfortably

First, figure out your number. Then determine how much you need to sell your business for to reach it.
The Right Way to Fire an Employee
Firing

The Right Way to Fire an Employee

There are specific actions you should take before and during the termination to make it as smooth as possible.
4 Tips to Follow Before Buying a Business
Buying a Business

4 Tips to Follow Before Buying a Business

Purchasing an existing venture can be very rewarding, or it can be a nightmare.
A Simple Guide to Understanding Your Profit and Loss Statement
Cash Flow Center

A Simple Guide to Understanding Your Profit and Loss Statement

Analyzing this helpful tool is essential to being able to run your business successfully.
Should You Issue Company Credit Cards?
Credit Cards

Should You Issue Company Credit Cards?

In general, company credit cards are more trouble than they are worth. Consider these two scenarios before making a decision.
Protect Your Company From Resume Fraud
Hiring

Protect Your Company From Resume Fraud

Unfortunately, fraud extends to job candidates, so make sure to do due diligence and verify the details.
5 Suggestions When Reducing Costs Is Your Only Option
Survival Strategies

5 Suggestions When Reducing Costs Is Your Only Option

When you face challenges, follow these tips to make your company stronger.
4 Steps to Improve Quality at Your Business
Quality Assurance

4 Steps to Improve Quality at Your Business

No higher-level math is required. Instead, what's needed is a down to earth, common sense approach.
The One True Measure of a Great Leader
Leadership

The One True Measure of a Great Leader

Qualities and characteristics should be looked at, but the only metric that really matters is results.