Privately Held Business

Make your business unique

We need a differentiator; as an industry we’re being commoditized. We won’t be able to stay in business forever unless things change. Thoughts of the day: Offering something unique boosts profitability and chances for survival in any small business.…

Make the most of your meetings

We’re trying hard to meet regularly, but we get interrupted by the usual stuff — urgent client needs, employees needing help, a team member is out sick, etc. When we get a chance to meet, we need to be…

How to make a partnership work

The partner we thought we had has turned out not to be a true partner. We feel like they went behind our backs and directly approached our customers and our employees. This, after they’d agreed to keep hands-off. Thoughts…