Embezzler’s always give themselves away.

Whether it’s living large, over-zealous work habits or an in-flexible attitude to change, they the Embezzler will always let their hands slip. The Client Take a potential client we had some time back. The business wasn’t doing as well as it had, even adjusted for market conditions. So a partner reached out to us. He […]

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What happens If a Business Owner Dies, Who Can Access the Web?

A very important question, isn’t it? In a Wall Street Journal article (http://on.wsj.com/JjJvn0) dated May 21, 2012 they discuss this very issue. I bet that you haven’t given any thought to this possibility. In reality or the business continuity issues that will occur (I didn’t). It’s probably not in your Last Will and Testament (if […]

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Nemawashi (根回し), a Japanese concept worth researching

Nemawashi (根回し) in Japanese means an informal process of quietly laying the foundation for some proposed change or project, by talking to the people concerned, gathering support and feedback, and so forth. It is considered an important element in any major change, before any formal steps are taken, and successful nemawashi enables changes to be […]

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The US Department of Labor wants you to know

That they are actively enforcing the Wage and Hour laws. But that’s because they want you to be in compliance so everyone is playing on a level playing field. That being said, they suggest that you read some of their Fact Sheets and work with both your HR team and your Legal team to assure […]

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Damaged Goods

I was talking to a friend of mine who’s been out of W2 employment about two years. Not that he’s sat home for two years, but he’s not been fully employed. He’s done consulting work, networking events and sent out more resumes (thank goodness they are basically electronic these days) than a ream or reams […]

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Do you know what business you’re in?

I recently was talking with a prospective client. The conversation was a general one, to ascertain their needs and the type of business they conduct. They told me they were a manufacturer. “Great”, I said, because it is one of the areas where I can speak from direct work knowledge. I asked where the plant […]

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Amelioration of Health Care Costs

If you are like all small business, health care costs are killing you; literally. The never ending double digit increases are sucking the lifeblood out of your business. A company of 20 people could be incurring a bill of over $15,000 per month that’s $180,000 per year. How many productive employees could you hire for […]

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Concept: Democratization of Data

I just was a member of a panel for a seminar given in New York City entitled “HOW CFOS ARE DRIVING GROWTH”. The seminar was given by Proformative.com. I spoke about the Democratization of Data in one of my slides and felt this would make a great topic for this month’s newsletter. The concept behind […]

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An educational concept worth the effort to start in your locale

A business friend of mine, Alan Berkson of the Intelligist Group (http://www.intelligistgroup.com), invited me to the information session of the Westchester County (NY) Community College’s Academy for Entrepreneurial Excellence (http://www.sunywcc.edu/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Academy-2015-Flyer.pdf). In conjunction with the Business Council of Westchester they developed a program Alan calls “A pocket MBA”. For 15 weeks, experts in the field of […]

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