If you're responsible for direct reports, then you've heard the hire slow and fire fast statement. Yea, you may have even heard that from me over the years. Before you actually pull the trigger, I'd like to ask you to consider a few things. If you are hiring a CEO, then please read one of my … [Read more...] about Hire Slow and Wait Just a Minute Before You Fire Fast
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Every small town had a bank that was locally owned. There used to be single-location hardware and grocery stores. History and trends have a way of predicting the future. Consolidation in any market reshapes the playing field, so for every business owner or investor, predicting where the trends lead … [Read more...] about Market Consolidation: Does AG Follow Auto?
When any business sells, rumors spread like a California wildfire. Rumors typically have no basis of fact, yet for many, it's a feeding ground of who's done what. After twenty-five years in my last business, we sold the company and moved to the beach for the record. The rumors we heard about the … [Read more...] about Floyd Jerkins Found Naked Behind Chinese Restaurant
Year-end is a great time to reflect and conduct business planning. 2020 is about over, so if you’re like me you are wondering, now what? Covid19 reshaped how some businesses generate revenue or, in many cases, if they survived or not. If you had a business plan coming into this year, I'd bet you … [Read more...] about Strategic and Tactical Ideas For Business Planning In Uncertain Times