Everywhere we go, most of us use vision to navigate our world. Whether our mouth begins to water at the sight of a tasty dish or our brow furrows at the sight of a shady-looking dollar bill, our eyes are one of our primary means of connection to the world around us.
Today’s small and midsize businesses (SMBs) have an uneasy relationship with technology – even if they don’t realize it yet. As the marketplace reaches new heights of complexity and speed, and consumers migrate to cyberspace en masse to make their buying decisions, SMBs are responding in turn.
At ghSMART, we advise board members and CEOs of large companies on their most important leadership issues. One of the most important skills we discuss is making sure they are consulting on the right questions.
I think of a “right” question as one that matters – a question that will cut to the heart of an issue, produce an answer on which the leader can act and provide the highest value to the leader in terms of results.
How To Quickly And Easily Make Your Business More Profitable
Early in any small business, it’s extremely difficult to turn a profit. Even after you gain a little traction, it’s easy to get caught up in the never-ending details. This means you have no time left for the things that will actually increase your revenue.
June brings no shortage of reasons to smile — the birds are singing and the evenings are bright.
Oh yeah: We also have a fresh batch of QuickBooks® Online updates and improvements to add to your June jubilation. There’s a ton of goodies this month, so let’s get right to it!
New! Get paid faster with Progress Invoicing
In a nutshell: Waiting until the end of a long project to get paid stresses the mind — and the bank account.
3 Big Trends Businesses Need To Adopt Now
When the online publication Small Business Trends surveyed nearly 500 small and midsize-business owners across the country last February, they found that technology has become more important than ever in companies of all sizes.
Fear can be a good thing if it keeps us from stepping too close to the edge of a cliff or motivates us to dodge out of the way of a speeding car. But in business, you shouldn’t let fear dictate the core of your decision-making process.
Way back in 1946, technology gave us the capability to pop some leftovers into the microwave and heat them up within minutes.
But if we had a warm beer in our hands or needed a tray of ice quick, we were out of luck. Enter Frigondas’s line of new kitchen technologies, which enable users to flash-freeze dishes, rapidly chill beverages and create crystal-clear ice within minutes.
Today’s technological innovations have empowered small businesses to do things that would have been utterly unimaginable even 15 years ago. To remain competitive in a constantly shifting landscape, we’ve become more dependent on software and hardware to house even the most basic structures of the companies we run.
There's no discounting the fact that we're living through some crazy times. With political upheavals, game-changing social media movements and chaotic world events, there's a lot going on.
I'm not about to overlook the tremendous opportunities that exist these days, but with spring cleaning right around the corner, I've been focusing on this question: How can we live well in these crazy times?
Don't add to the craziness.