A significant expense with a new hire is the cost of training. An experienced military veteran – i.e. an electrician, a plumber, a welder – can be productive on the first day of work.
A young boy scout who loved Snickers bars a little too much, the Theory of Constraints, rapid continuous improvement and what any small business can learn not just for manufacturing but for any business process.
This one's for the ladies and especially the fellas. Part one of a look into Vixen Cosmetics' founder Anne Giordano's views on social media, marketing and unleashing your inner vixen (man or woman).
How a tie anecdote teaches us the important of formalizing critical processes in small business. Also, don't stop swearing.
Based on my experience, the total cost of a work-related injury requiring a visit to the med-center is a minimum of $1,000.
An overview of Michael Porter's five forces model and how to test your business strategy's effectiveness against it.
What I learned from almost 6 years at a small manufacturing company about digital and social media marketing.
Why birds and bees flock together and what can that teach us about business.
A brief explanation of why Learn as I Learn - Digital Marketing is now part of Tips from the Trenches.
While out running recently, I challenged myself to name the single most important lesson learned at each company I have worked at over the past 40 years.