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BUSINESS IS THE BACKBONE OF THIS COUNTRY

I’m writing this the day before the presidential election. I won’t make further comments about the election because politics and policies, economics and trade, pandemics, and regulation are all challenges that we, as business leaders, own as responsibilities. It matters less what challenges and changes are in front of us, so much as how we…
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TELECOMMUTING IS NOT SIMPLE

There is a lot of talk about telecommuting and how business owners must adapt for the good of their companies and their employees.  It feels like it is becoming an obligation for employers, not a choice, which is not usually a good thing. One reason is telecommuting is not appropriate for every job. Industries particularly…
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HERE’S HOW DAVID BECAME GOLIATH

At the end of 2012, T-Mobile found itself in a troubling situation.  A planned merger with AT&T had just fallen through, leaving it the smallest of the four national providers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile). Compared with the top two brands, T-Mobile only had about 30% of the subscribers, weaker national coverage, and a consumer…
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IF YOU ARE NOT HEARING FROM YOUR CUSTOMERS HERE ARE 3 FACTS ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS

IF YOU ARE NOT HEARING FROM YOUR CUSTOMERS HERE ARE 3 FACTS ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS  The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will not be like that of a hurricane that causes great destruction, then ends, and repairs begin.  The effect will be much longer and farther reaching, and the recovery continuous. There has been and…
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THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW IN THIS ECONOMY

The most important thing to know in this economy is two-fold, “Who is my customer?” and “Why do they buy from me?” I know these are fundamental questions in any business, but the key is, things have changed.  The pat answers that were true in March 2020 are now likely to have changed.  And the…
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NETWORKING IN A PANDEMIC

Do you miss networking?  Even though it is not natural for me, it is good for me and my business.  So I do it. Networking gets you noticed and drives all-important word-of-mouth recommendations.  It is an excellent opportunity to help others and learn by finding qualified and willing mentors as well as hearing about changes…
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