Category: business planning

Effective Time Management: Avoiding the Tyranny of the Urgent

For better time management, we suggest using a tool from Stephen Covey.  He was an American educator, author and business consultant, most notably known for his time management strategies.   His Time Management Matrix focuses on two key dimensions:  1) urgency and (2) importance of […]

Boosting Employee Engagement for Positive Results

The challenge before companies in today’s business climate is boosting employee engagement.  Leaders must determine ways to develop an organizational culture that is positively energized. In other words, getting employees engaged to successfully move the organization forward. To accomplish this goal takes steadfast leadership with […]

A Professional Development Plan is Essential for Business Leaders

There are some very good reasons why leaders create personal professional development plans for themselves and for their staff. In our current business climate, maintaining a creative edge is essential to stay competitive. As the business world evolves, so should you. The future is uncertain […]

Staying Motivated: Follow These 4 Steps

Motivation isn’t magic. There is no wand that can be waved, but I have crafted a solution. Actually it’s a four step solution. Four steps, that when followed, can help you maintain a positive attitude and move closer to reaching your finish line. Step One: […]

Feel for Success

As a small business owner, you need to be passionate about what you are doing. Passion will be the driving force that keeps entrepreneurs moving forward. This article By, Dr. Gene Gatty, was published in Butler County Business Matters Magazine, June 2016.

Building a Workplace Culture Where Success is a Way of Life- Advice from Beretta

In today’s business world, the workplace culture can make or break the organization. People working together develop a shared set of beliefs and values. This perspective becomes the lens through which they view their workplace world. After years of working as a business consultant and […]

The Challenging Side of Entrepreneurship

Starting a new business is hard, even if you bring a healthy amount of experience to the table. The challenging side of entrepreneurship is often overlooked, because the opportunities for being your own boss and blazing your own trail seem so inspiring. Yet, no matter […]

Documenting Business Operating Procedures

Writing your business procedures is probably the least glamourous part of the business, but it may be one of the most essential. Having a written document that outlines, step-by-step, how you do stuff can save your business time, money, and add value to your bottom […]

How to Develop a Business Strategic Plan

Building a business strategic plan does not need to be complicated, but there are fundamental decisions that must be made. Strategy requires making clear trade-offs, deciding what the organization will pursue as goals and what it will not pursue. Trade-offs include everything from deciding in […]

Servant Leadership Is a Winning Style

Servant leadership is the idea that in order to be an effective leader, one must be willing to serve his/her followers. What does that entail? It means first that the leader must provide the followers with the materials and resources needed to get their jobs […]