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March 2010

A Balancing Act

Look at a typical business, and you will see that they have multiple clients active at any point in time. This is nothing unusual – few jobs allow you the dedication to focus completely on a single client or project for any length of time. When you’re working for yourself, though, you need to be […]

A Leader is Born

There is  a story which I recall from when I was in day school on the subject of leaders: There was a rabbi who traveled between towns, staying a few days at each to speak, and then moving on. One town was particularly poor, but they treated him well, offering what they could, and acting […]

Say No to a Million Dollars

I heard someone say no to a million dollars the other day. I was watching Dragons’ Den on CBC, in which entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to 5 wealthy investors. If you’ve never watched the show, you can check it out and watch old episodes on their site. Caution: Spoiler Alert A pair of entrepreneurs […]

Elimination of Process by Process of Elimination

Time spent on dealing with process is wasteful, and yet, many companies find that they spend more time with the process than they do with actual work. Make sure you’re not one of those companies!

Whose Problem are You Solving?

One of the main focuses of my company, Optimal Upgrade Consulting, is to look at the core problem our clients are trying to solve. This may or may not be the same problem as the one the client thinks they have, simply because they are often unaware of available solutions to the real problem they […]

The Rules of the Game

There are few, if any, situations in life which do not have rules. Sometimes the rules are vague, others are very specific. But there are always rules, although a new inductee into the field may not be able to discern them. Business has its own set of rules. Some govern how we advertise our business […]

Trust is Earned when Given

I was reading about a company, I believe it was in The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Amazon Affiliate link), in which the owner of a company discovered a locked cabinet in one of the offices which contained office supplies. He immediately cut the lock, stating something to the effect of that in a company, […]