Tag: Lean Business

Stepping Stone Failures

Stepping Stone Failures

Learning to Lead Yourself so You Can Lead Others Any great leader will tell you they’ve failed many times in their life. The difference between them and mediocre managers is that they kept on going. They didn’t wallow in self-pity or allow it to affect their decision-making. I know from direct experience that failures are …

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Lean Business Is For more Than Just Startups

Lean Business Is For more Than Just Startups

My Business Failed Lean Business Principles Not Only Gave Me a Second Chance But Gave Me More Than I Ever Dreamed My first chemical supply company, Shari Chemicals grew fast and I added 18 salespeople, expensive offices, company cars and layers of management. When the tough times came (and they do) I wasn’t ready and …

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Getting More Done In Less Time – A Challenge Facing Small Business Owners

Getting More Done In Less Time – A Challenge Facing Small Business Owners

Small business owners have a limited amount of time to get all their tasks done. Many of them struggle to complete their daily to-do lists. At the end of the day, some jobs invariably remain unfinished. Here’s how I tackle this issue: Prioritizing work I ensure that I set very clear goals for myself. At …

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Time To Stop Calling Them Lean Startup Principles

Time To Stop Calling Them Lean Startup Principles

Lean Business Can Be Applied To Any Business As mentioned in my blog post and this article on Lean Principles on Patch.com, I am  big believer in lean business principles. I am working to stop using the term “lean startup” because I don’t think it matters if you business is a startup in Silicon Valley …

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