My dad taught me quite a bit when I was younger, especially about construction and car repair. His lessons usually started off with, “Son, watch me do this and then you do it, and learn it; it will save you a buck or two one day.” … Continue reading Measure TWICE!
In a previous post, I mentioned Goal Performance Management and “Focus, Measurement and Motivation,” so here’s the first in this series regarding focus. [Brace yourself as I drive home a bunch of sports analogies (and, quite possibly, some puns).] When I was just starting out in … Continue reading Keeping Your Eye on the Ball…
That’s what I tell people about business incubation – it’s all customer service. Occasionally someone will say, “You mean it’s all ABOUT customer service.” Whatever! It’s all customer service. What does that actually mean? “I don’t believe in the philosophy of ‘The Customer is Always … Continue reading It’s All Customer Service
The true secret to advancing your incubator is managing yourself – and your program – in increments or steps. For each of those steps you must have a GOAL or GOALS, and you must manage yourself toward those goals continually, making rapid progress toward achieving … Continue reading Goal Performance Management
American singer-songwriter John Mayer released a Grammy-award-winning song with that same title, “Waiting on the World to Change,” in 2006. In the chorus are these lyrics: “…It’s hard to beat the system When we’re standing at a distance So we keep waiting Waiting on the … Continue reading Waiting on the World to Change
The point of business incubation is to help entrepreneurs and small companies with programs, educational seminars, assistance with legal/accounting/corporate issues, mentoring/advising, access to capital investors, clerical support, reception services, and other amenities and services. Incubation is a PROGRAM, not a building; it’s a designed method … Continue reading Helping Companies That Help Themselves
Well, what was the question? Typically, the “answer” these days is provided by a “consultant” (i.e. someone with an opinion and a nice briefcase who’s at least 60 miles away from home). Just kidding! I’ve been a consultant. I have an opinion, a fairly nice … Continue reading The answer IS…