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Family Business: Keep Your Conference Room Out of Your Living Ro

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In most family-owned businesses, the family and business aspects are intimately intertwined. Weekend family gatherings easily transform into business meetings, and mid-week office agendas can get saturated with personal affairs.   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lean Management Can Save You a Fortune

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LEAN MANAGEMENT, A MANUFACTURING SECTOR TOOL derived from the Toyota Production System, focuses on the reduction of waste, inventory and customer response time.    More
Saturday, December 18, 2010 KEVIN DOYLE

Lessons from a Family Business

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BIG FAMILY MANUFACTURING, Inc., had been struggling for some time to find the best direction to take for its mid-market, family manufacturing business, employing close to 100 people.    More

Managing Risks in the Bidding War

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Bidding is the fight for your livelihood. Every time you bid a job, you put your company at risk. When the job is done, will there be enough to pay the bills and put money in your pocket?    More
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 DOUGLAS MOORE

How Much Does Employee Theft Cost?

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...Have your tools grown feet and walked out the door? ...Has your company gas bill doubled since last month? ..Does it take more time for your crews to finish work than it should? ...Are you ordering supplies more and more often?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, your business could be suffering from losses due to occupational fraud, or the more common term: employee theft.    More
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Business Management Practices

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If you’re a small business owner and have weathered this economic downturn, you’re probably no stranger to tough decisions. Forget new copy and coffee machines for the office;    More
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Employee Retention in Difficult Times

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By far, the most appealing of the four is freezing salaries. The problem is, no hard working employee wants to hear the words “Times are tough . . .    More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Grow Your Sales with Sprinkler Retrofits

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Spring is here and the season is beginning. What are you doing to jump-start your business? Are you thinking to yourself, “What can I do to generate more revenue?    More
Monday, April 19, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Tax Season: Put An Expert on Your Team

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TAX TIME. It’s that time of year when some small business owners are scratching their heads wondering, “Should I have done things differently?"   More
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU