Too often we tend to see our relationship with vendors as a confrontational relationship. That is exactly the opposite of the way it should be if we want to succeed. Vendors can help you in many ways, so consider these thoughts: Consolidate purchasing to fewer vendors. There is power in buying from few vendors. By
What kinds of things do we get from spending time with our peers? Community provides perspective. Without it you don’t know what “good” is. So many shop owners operate their organizations in a vacuum and have no way to know if they are doing well or not. That is where a peer group comes in.
There are many key decisions that business owners need to make along their journey to grow their company. Usually, there are five major areas that tend to be the big hurdles that need a lot of work and are hard to overcome: 1. Transitioning into a sales organization. Hiring your first sales person is a
Colin Powell said: “When we are debating an issue, loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I’ll like it or not. Disagreement, at this stage, stimulates me. But once a decision has been made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own.”