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Fixing Production Delays

Things got behind in production and we’re trying to catch up. Can you give us any suggestions? Thoughts of the Day: There are lots of contributors to backlog. Check on re-do’s and inventory. Take a look at which equipment is the most behind. Look for efficiencies. Build a realistic production plan. Assign staff to talk…
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Moving Customers Toward Making the Purchase

  Some customers have told us that they don’t have the budget right now to buy. We know they’re not going somewhere else, they’re just postponing the purchase. How can we get them to take action sooner rather than later? THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: Sometimes customers lack the will to act. Other times, you may not…
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Determining the Right Amount for a Bonus

We’re having that conversation about what to give for bonuses. No bonuses are bad for morale. I’m worried that if people get too much, they could sit back and take things easy for a while and that would be bad for productivity and profits. How do we get it “just right”?   THOUGHTS OF THE…
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Why Plan?

Finding it difficult to move things from in my head to getting it down on paper. Hear lots of my business friends say they, too, have plans for their businesses, but it’s all in their heads, not written down. Any suggestions on why that is, and what to do about it? Thoughts of the Day:…
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Instill Passion in Your Workers

We have concerns regarding our sales and service people. We need to see more intensity and passion. How do we help these people get there? THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: What is it that you’re trying to accomplish? Define your real objectives. Give people a mission worth caring about. Take time to prepare your message so that…
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