Archive for December, 2011

The Pendulum Effect of Becoming a Great CEO

December 22, 2011

The meeting yesterday I had with a small business owner got me thinking about two perspectives: A little authority or a lot for his managers. A business owner will often grow and add employees. How does he/she become a better CEO? One of many tactics is to let your managers manage. But do you give […]

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The Definitive Whole Picture Year End Small Biz Checklist

December 20, 2011

There are so many year-end business checklists going around. I’ve read them all, and it irks me that they all miss something huge. Most of them seem to be written by a CPA firm, which is great if you only want a tax-related checklist. The advice in those checklists doesn’t take into consideration what strategy […]

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Split Pea & Ham Soup

December 12, 2011

One of my favorite soups growing up in the Midwest was split pea with ham. My dad was a government worker so we didn’t go all out with food. Mostly the Campbell’s soups. Over the years I’ve tried numerous split pea soups beyond the condensed version. There’s some pretty good ones on the shelves these […]

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Is there practical value to a ‘vision statement’?

December 1, 2011

Submitted by Jim Gunderson of Gamma-Two on Wed, 11/30/2011 Jim: I guess the title says it all. What is the ROI on investing time and energy into a corporate vision statement. Crafting a good vision statement can take a significant investment of resources, so what is the practical value. Yes, there is all the talk […]

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