Let People Tell You What’s Wrong… So They Won’t Tell Everyone Else!

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt The one who needs to know the most is often the last to find out. You must create a connection with your customer grapevine, otherwise you’ll never know trouble is brewing in enough time to deal with it inexpensively. Some study concluded that if…

Hiring Interview Questions Not in Anybody’s Book

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt “Hire smart or manage tough.” ~ Lou Adler, executive recruiter If you’re betting the farm on key employees, you need all the clues you can get. Here are a few questions to add to your interview repertoire. Tell me what you’ve done or continue…

Hiring a Friend?

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” John D. Rockefeller, oil magnate By hiring someone because he or she is your friend, you can really paint yourself into a corner — here are a few ideas to consider…

Video: Writing a Business Plan – SWOT Analysis

What investors & lenders look for in your business strategy Business Power Tools founder and BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin consults on writing a business plan — What to think about as you edit the “SWOT Analysis” (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) section of your business plan and what investors and lenders…

Hiring the Right People

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. ~ Elbert Hubbard, writer Before you hire anyone just to get some more things done, take some time to plan what you…