Category Archives: Hot BizKitz

Short (and sometimes longer) suggestions on how you can improve your business.

Which channel is best for your ROI?

This is a great article about measuring the ROI between SEO, Paid search, Display ads, Social media and E-Mail alternatives.  They say you can’t manage what you can’t measure and it seem marketers have a bit of difficulty on that … Continue reading

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SWOT: Revisiting an old friend

It’s and old familiar friend and most will concede the SWOT analysis is invaluable when making a big decision to purchase a new business or restart an existing one.  However, its great for making other strategic and tactical evaluations as well.  It’s … Continue reading

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Five Finer Points of Succession Planning

From starting line-up to bench strength  Succession planning is the backbone of strategic human resources management. Its primary purpose is to provide information for the identification of candidates for replacement of managerial and other “key and critical” positions within the organization. … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of Employee Costs

If your business hires one new employee every quarter or less the laundry list of costs associated with hiring, onboarding, training and retaining good people might seem incidental. However, if you are like a home care company that I worked … Continue reading

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How to Find a Business Partner

Finding a business partner might be easy, but finding the right business partner, no matter what stage your business is in, may not be  as simple as you wish it to be.  Clearly, finding the wrong partner can prove catastrophic and costly in … Continue reading

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Business plan, Org chart, Enthusiasm………..check, check, check! Now set the foundation with Core Values

Most organizations begin with a business plan and an organization chart and a lot of enthusiasm, but eventually they recognize the need for a number of additional policies and devices that define who they are and drive their progress.  One of … Continue reading

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Creating a Strategic Team Vision

                    Three stone masons of the middle ages were hard at work when a visitor came along and asked them what they were doing. The first stone mason was toiling away, sweat beading his brow. “I am cutting this … Continue reading

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Solutions for Records Discipline

When you start your business, or perhaps a few years in, it may dawn on you that knowing how long to maintain your different types of records becomes a bit of a mystery.  Whether you are keeping them in a … Continue reading

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