Business management

Homogeneity among your leadership team is like a decadent creamy chocolate cake: it feels tempting, but when you resist it, you get in much better shape. Increasing diversity on your leadership team leads to better decisions – and better financial results. However we have a natural tendency to surround ourselves with people similar to us:…

If the value of your company would suffer in your absence, the biggest threat to its marketability might be you. “Buyers generally aren’t interested in paying top dollar if the business is overly reliant on the owner for its success.” That excerpt from a long-ago IBG Business article (“How Can I Increase the Value of…

By Tim Jung As CFO, you have 60 months before the private equity firm sells your company again. And the newly installed CEO doesn’t like the company’s reports. Maybe the reporting isn’t timely or lacks the right numbers. Maybe it doesn’t tell a story from the progress that has been made, how you’re going to…

  Methodology to Avoid Business Disruptions        A business requirements study is conducted before the software implementation begins.  The legacy software database is transferred to the test environment and verified daily for accuracy. Once test-environment data is verified for accuracy the step below will be taken. End users are trained in the test environment that has…

🤔What is your question-to-statement ratio? 🎓Register for our CEO Workshop about “How to be a better coach for your team” on Tuesday, May 2nd at 12 pm EST on Zoom. Register now! 😓Leaders can’t be great CEOs UNLESS they spend less time giving advice, and more time asking great questions. The issue is that many…

The Steps Below Should be Taken to Prevent the Need for Running Parallel Software  Before the project starts, a business requirements study should be conducted. At each day end, the data should be transferred to the new software test environment. Transferred data should be verified on daily basis for accuracy. This data verification eliminates the…

The Domino Effect of Having Out-Dated Software Systems.   Not having real time information on the fast-moving products. Not having accurate information of the inventory level in multiple locations. No method of tracking Vendor Reliability of ON-TIME deliveries.   What are the Results of Excess Inventory? Late shipments will result in production disruption. Order cancellations…

Managing Today’s Reality of Excess Inventory:   The Domino Effect of Having Out-Dated Software Systems.   Not having real time information on the fast-moving products. Not having accurate information of the inventory level in multiple locations. No method of tracking Vendor Reliability of ON-TIME deliveries.   What are the Results of Excess Inventory? Late shipments…

Small actions yield tremendous results. SUMMi7 is hosting an event next week for Medium-Sized Business Owners on March 30 in Plano, and you’re invited! If you’re not in the Dallas region and would like to attend, please DM us, and we can explore if a virtual experience is right for you. The topic for this…

😀Join our CEO Book Club on Tuesday April 4 at noon EST to discuss “The Coaching Habit” by 📚 Michael Bungay Stanier. ❓Leaders can’t be great CEOs UNLESS they spend less time giving advice, and more time asking great questions. The issue is that many CEOs (especially technical experts) believe that they need to expand…

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“I should demote myself!” joked the head of sales. “It looks like I am better at selling than at managing a sales team.” We were looking at his team’s individual sales numbers. He was selling more when he was a regular salesperson than his whole team today. We too often promote the wrong person into…

Effective March 12, 2024, New York Labor Law prohibits employers from requiring employees and job applicants to provide information about their personal accounts. If you think this sounds familiar, you are right. This idea has been in place in various states for years; now New York is joining in! Under the new legislation, “personal accounts”…

Unlocking Retirement Savings to Fund a New Business Many people have dreams of starting a business but lack the capital or funding needed to launch their new business ideas. It’s true: It costs money to start a business. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) says that how to fund a business is one of the…

In order for your family business to outlive its founder, careful succession planning is a must. That means finding the most frictionless way to pass both leadership and ownership from one generation to the next. While some family business dynamics lend themselves to smooth and simple succession, others hit bumps in the road. One of…

Accurate Asset Assessment for Fair Distribution: When planning an estate, one of the primary concerns is ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of assets among beneficiaries. A professional valuation provides an accurate and unbiased assessment of the true value of all assets, including real estate, investments, businesses, and personal property. This is essential to avoid disputes…

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