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Santa Management

Santa doing that which only he can do.

Santa has an enviably elastic business model. Only with careful planning, textbook delegation techniques, and the combination of low- and high-technology could he expand globally every single year under an absurdly tight distribution schedule to meet seasonal demand, and then shrink to an affordable maintenance level of overhead. So, how does he do it!?  Continue Reading →

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The Business Owners’ Title

 

The title you choose for the company website or business card tells others your level of authority, what part you play in delivering the company’s product, and your equity position. Choose a descriptive title that accurately conveys these ideas with language that is meaningful to your ideal client.   Continue Reading →

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The Collaborative Upside

The upside of collaborative relationships with partners and employees is the different perspectives that make results better. The downside is, that “WTF are you thinking?” moment. Continue Reading →

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Business Owner’s Graduation

As you grow from solopreneurship to a company functioning without your presence, your role as business owner will progress through three grades.   Continue Reading →

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Help Wanted

You’ve written a job description, identified specific desired characteristics and skills, and written a compelling ad.  Now turn a few more stones to find the fabulous new employee of your dreams.   Continue Reading →

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Year-Round Review

Reviewing employees’ performance once a year is like looking at your financial reports just before tax time – in both cases you miss the chance to influence a whole year’s interim impact.   Continue Reading →

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It’s Not You, It’s Not Me

I love how Thomas Crum, author of The Magic of Conflict, defines conflict: “when what you want and what you have are two different things.”  Continue Reading →

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The Values Value Proposition

Behind every business is a bunch of humans, each with individual opinions, perspectives and values. Even solopreneurs don’t really work alone, what with their accountant, vendors, and clients. When your values aren’t aligned with those of whom you do business with, energy-sucking conflicts arise. Continue Reading →

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I’m Fired

That’s it — I’ve had it with myself. I complain constantly about bookkeeping and moola-record maintenance, yet continue to whine my way through each week without change. So, Dode: “You’re Fired.”  

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The Accordion Business Model

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If you’re a creative business prone to capacity gluts and free falls from project work, the Accordion Business Model could be music to your ears.  Continue Reading →

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