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Doug and Polly White

Doug and Polly White

Contributor / Entrepreneurs, Small Business Experts, Consultants, Speakers

Doug and Polly White are small business experts, speakers and consultants who work with entrepreneurs through Whitestone Partners. They are also co-authors of the book Let Go to GROW, which focuses on growing your business.

More From Doug and Polly White

Listening

Want to Learn How to Be a Better Communicator? Learn How to Listen.

It's often said that we have two ears but only one mouth. Therefore, we should listen twice as much as we speak.
Workflow

4 Steps to Take When Your Client Work is Famine Instead of Feast

Sometimes, special action is needed to get "the spigot running again."
Employee Training

3 Steps to Change Employee Behavior

Consequences, for one thing, will help you gain the behavior you want.
delegate

5 Steps to More Smoothly Delegate Decision-Making

Delegating decision-making authority is a tricky business. Make sure you do it right.
Selling a Business

Need Retirement Money? Selling Your Company Can Help. But First You Need to Plan.

As that renowned philosopher Yogi Berra observed, "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else."
Internships

6 Ways to Create a Successful Intern Program

An intern should be so much more to you than free labor. He or she may actually be a prospective employee.
Crisis Management

If a PR Crisis Happens to Your Company, Will You Know What to Do? 5 Tips.

If the time comes when you and your company are in a bad spot, having done some advance planning will help.
Business

5 Tough Steps to Save Your Failing Business

There are no pleasant choices when you're expenses are fatally out of balance with your receivables.
Loyalty

Is Your Loyalty to Your Employees Hurting Your Company?

Loyalty is a fine quality unless it is killing your business.
Accountability

Build a Culture of Accountability in 5 Steps

What do "accountable"employees do differently? They quickly acknowledge their mistakes and failures and learn from the experience.
Masters of Scale

Feeling the Drain of Business Demands? Focus on These 3 Areas.

Have you considered coordinating your nightly bedtime with your partner? Tactics and rituals are the way to stay physically and spiritually healthy.
Masters of Scale

No One Can Match Silicon Valley, But Other Cities Benefit From Fostering Startups

How Richmond, Va. is building a great entrepreneurial ecosystem, and what other cities can learn.
Masters of Scale

Company Culture Comes From Good Leadership

It's important for founders to define culture as their company scales.
Masters of Scale

Acquisitions Can Help You Scale, but Come With Risks

Sometimes the only shortcut to growth is through acquisition, but can you afford it?