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.
Radicals & Visionaries
Fire up that Excel spreadsheet, and get started breaking down tasks so you can actually complete them.
If you simply demand pay, you will have won the battle and lost the war.
Do you suffer from 'magpie' syndrome, always chasing after the next shiny object? Think carefully before you do.
Important points include minimizing the departing staffer's embarrassment -- and keeping an eye on his or her actual departure.
Direct mail should be a never-ending cycle of testing and learning. Are you ready to start?
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Follow these steps carefully. If you miscalculate, you're poised to make all kinds of bad business decisions.
Does your head explode trying to figure out your smartest price? Help is on the way.
In one example, candidates for a job that entailed stacking boxes did just that, to understand what they were in for.
What's the difference between how you're treated by a) an airline and b) a car rental company. Sometimes, a lot.
As a business grows, its costs should increase more slowly than its revenue. If yours aren't, time to retool.
Hiring isn't an exact science. However, calling former employers can be helpful, if you are willing to listen.
Got a big business decision to make? You can 'do the math,' literally, to get some important insights.
One particular executive found out that his direct reports labeled his office 'the Gates of Hell.'
Who knew that a couple of lines on paper, or an Excel spreadsheet, could help you decide that upcoming crucial move?
Did you know that at a certain level of earnings, debt will increase your ROE, or return on equity?
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