Category: Blog

New Year Strategic Plan Review

This is a multi-day exercise. It’s worth it! I recommend a minimum of a two-day session, with a few hours on each day. If your business is time strapped, maybe you’ll have to do it before or after business hours, but I cannot stress enough how important it is to set aside some time over two days. You’ll need to take some time to reflect on the first day’s decisions before you finalize them.

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Transitioning Into 2021

I believe that a big part of 2021 is going to be focused on transitions. Specifically, how we – as employees, employers and concerned individuals – transition from where we are right now to the new normal – however it may look. And how do we help the companies we work for, and consult to, do that?

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business resilience

Comparing COVID-19 to a Natural Disaster

In October 2001, the Public Entity Risk Institute published a thorough study of how natural disasters affect small businesses. The study was conducted by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay researchers Daniel J. Alesch, James N. Holly, Elliott Mittler, and Robert Nagy and titled, quite straightforwardly, Organizations at Risk: What Happens When Small Businesses and Not-for-Profits Encounter Natural Disasters.

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business consulting

The Value of a Business Consultant

A business professor once asked his class if they knew the definition of a business consultant. After several earnest guesses, he finished the joke, “A business consultant is a person who rides down from the top of the hill after the battle is over and shoots all the wounded.”

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