Operational Management Tips for Manufacturing

Tips for operational management regarding administrative, inventory, purchasing, management, or sales & marketing

Welcome to Small Biz Thoughts 2018

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Karl Palachuk's State of the Nation for SMB IT 2018

Karl Palachuk's State of the Nation for SMB IT 2018. A look back at 2017 and a look ahead at 2018. Featured content: Growth, Consistency, and Scalability in your small business.

SOP: Internal Time

You need to track all the time inside your company - even if you can't bill it to a client. This includes time spent on training, in meetings, and drive time if it's not billed to a client.Lots more

Managed Services in a Month Peer Teams

I am very pleased to announce that we have partnered up with Josh Peterson of Bering McKinley to create Managed Services in a Month Peer Teams - managed by the Peer Team experts at Bering McKinley.Lo

BCG blue team = Bain & Company

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Great Little Seminar - 2018 Classes

Great Little Seminar is the online training company I run for Small Biz Thoughts. Check it out at http://www.greatlittleseminar.com - and see our whole lineup for 2018!

Syllabus: What is management consulting?

Teaching management consulting this semester to a select group of 40 students. I imagine 1/2 of them will have consulting internship or full-time offers already. This is an elective, and they are elit

Online market for consulting?

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Outsourcing is reality: Of top 20 global companies, 5 are outsourcers

This is shocking because it shows the extent to which outsourcing is no longer a trend, but just a simple, fat reality. Fact. The days of Hershey, PA life-time employment are long-dead. Labor has beco

Good is predictable, great varies

Managers assume too much. We get busy and think to ourselves, “I have seen this problem before, I know what to do, why don’t you get it?”  We (falsely) assume junior consultants should know wh

WSJ: UPS accountants delivering packages

In the WSJ today, learned that UPS encourages / asks its office workers to help sort and deliver packages during the holiday delivery rush here. Quotes from WSJ article in blue italics. UPS normally

What is management consulting?

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Kevin Kelly: Inevitable Technology Trends #1 and #2

Started reading The Inevitable: 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape Our Future (affiliate link).  I am only on page 83, and I have already bought 9 copies for friends. It’s written by Kevin Kel

SOP: Opening a New Office

When you do small-ish things, be sure to make a big deal of it. Don't let things pass without notice! In a small business, things like moving to a new office are actually important times for your bus

Tuckman: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing

This is a classic framework that Professor Bruce Tuckman developed in the 1960s that describes how groups operate. It’s a linear process that all groups go through to some extent. Forming (people jo

Secret Launch Bonus: Free Audio Book!

If you participated in my big double book launch - Thank You!In fact, to thank you, I have a previously unannounced BONUS for you: You'll receive the audio book of Managed Services in a Month at no a

Leadership quotations: Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Lincoln

This week I thought a lot about leadership and ran across these leadership quotations. . . What is leadership? “Leadership is influence” – John Maxwell “Motivation is the art of getting people

SOP: Your Capacity for Change

What is your capacity for change? Don't feel guilty if you are a one person shop and you can only work on one thing at a time. If you have fifteen people, on the other hand, you should be making quic

Review: TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Color Changing Bulb

My first impressions of the TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Color Changing Bulb. The specific bulb here is the LB130. I think there is money to be made configuring offices with these bulbs. This particular b

Double Book Launch Sale Ends at Midnight!

Huge Double Book Launch Sale Ends at Midnight! Go to http://www.msiam3.com - and check out the offers for the big book launch. Managed Services in a Month 3rd Ed. and Service Agreements for SMB Consu

Why Your Administration is KEY and Effects from the Bottom to the Top!

The administration is the core of your business and as such needs to operate at the highest efficiency, because when that happens the entire business is more efficient. To do this we address some of t

8 Reasons Why your Management is not Bringing your Team to the Next Level

Management is the lead which brings your team to success, so when you don’t see the results you want that’s the first place you look. Like anything there are many pitfalls that can befall your man

7 Inventory Problems That Are Impacting Your Bottom Line

Your inventory 1.  Stock counts not being done or not completed on time Though less of an issue with digital inventory, manual inventory still faces issues with counting stock properly and on a sched

Top 5 Ways Your Sales Team is Failing You!

The sales team is one of the most important parts of a company and yours is no exception. They are the team that generates revenue, however there are many flaws they can fall into if you’re not care

Colour Code Your Way to Success

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TOP FIVE PRODUCTIVITY KILLERS

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How Personality Types Affect Bottom Line

In order to drive discussion on this question, we first need to understand what personality is and what are the different traits that individuals’ personality can have. It is possible to define pers

Inefficiencies That Cost you Big Time

Employee Communication Poor communication in business whether written or oral can obstruct the efficiency of your organization or a specific department. For instance, vague email messages that require

Accounting Inefficiencies That will Bog your Company Down

Limited Understanding on What Core Products and Services Create the Numbers Although few companies have zeroed in on customer experience, many have been trying to measure customer satisfaction and hav

Business Management

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What Business Travelers Want Most From Loyalty Programs: Stealthy Luxury

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