You’ve probably heard how important systems/processes are to your business, and most likely you have lots of systems now. Examples might include how you market, sell, deliver your product/service, do your accounting and so forth. And if you’re like most business people, you may have run into some process/system challenges. Here’s a few symptoms: You get asked the same questions, over and over; you keep dealing with the same mistakes; you find yourself asking “How the heck did that happen?” or you find yourself doing things that you hate doing but you have to because…
Jock Ochiltree has been elected as vice president of events services on the board of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Matt Brown, Susan Moreno and Peter Williamson have been re-elected for one-year terms on the NCET board.
You’ve heard it before: Business is a numbers game. Know your numbers. It’s excellent advice but often incomplete. Yes, knowing your P&L and sales figures are important metrics. The problem is that often business owners use measures that look backwards. They tell what happened, but fail to tell what’s GOING to happen. That look into the future can be the real key to sleeping well, being in control and directing where your business is going.
If you poll 100 business owners, 80% of them will say that strategy is key to business success. Strategy is one of the most common topics business owners talk to me about. But there’s also a problem – there’s a lot of confusion about what actually constitutes business strategy. For example, I’ve heard owners say, […]