Don’t Break Your Promises!

23 Jul, 2015
“Don’t Break Your Promises!” — points out the importance of keeping the promises made in advertising, telemarketing, and product literature. Some businesses bank on advertising, and some invest in top sales ...

CEO’s Journal: Balancing the Work/Life Scale

23 Jul, 2015
To build your company, you often have to grow personally. This department tracked three entrepreneurs’ journal entries through the first half of 2003. To display the other stories, enter “ceo journal” ...

If you don’t love it, you’ll probably leave it

23 Jul, 2015
nce after I spoke at a college commencement ceremony, a young graduate approached me with a question. “Mr. Lowe,” she asked, “since you’ve become a successful entrepreneur, I’d like to ask ...

Remember what business you’re in

23 Jul, 2015
When people ask you about the nature of your business, do you answer correctly? This may seem hard to believe, but I maintain that many entrepreneurs don’t truly understand what business ...

Entrepreneur’s Adviser — Business for Sale

23 Jul, 2015
“Entrepreneur’s Adviser — Business for Sale” Question: “What steps should we take to sell our company, and how do you put a price on the business?”Answer: Look at your company through ...

Your Move — Thinking About Thinking

23 Jul, 2015
“Your Move — Thinking About Thinking” Relying on instinct works for only so long. Do you spend much time thinking about your company?Dumb question. Of course you spend a lot of ...

Your Move — The Power of Peer Learning

22 Jul, 2015
“Your Move — The Power of Peer Learning” A CEO roundtable helps you work on your business. Bruce Corson Bruce PetersAlthough the concept of peer learning is exploding in the academic ...

If you can’t be a fox, be a junkyard dog

22 Jul, 2015
My friend Kenny Rogers sang one of the most famous pieces of advice in country music: “You gotta know when to hold ‘em; know when to fold ‘em.” Gambling aside, these ...

Extreme Measures — Managing With Style

22 Jul, 2015
“Extreme Measures — Managing With Style” Hecky Powell, owner of Hecky’s Barbeque, Evanston, Ill., repeatedly asked the young men working the take-out counter to pull up their pants — to no ...

Don’t Litigate: Mediate!

22 Jul, 2015
“Don’t Litigate: Mediate!” Mediation avoids the adversarial arena and brings dispute resolution back to basics – both sides talking to one another. It could pay your company in human and business ...