Are you starting a business; growing a business; selling a business or re-charging a business? Do you have the right stuff to build a highly organized, innovative, productive, and profitable enterprise? How well does your business stack up with other companies? Â My guests on this weekâs The Business Edge are Michael Kramer, an award-winning leadership consultant and successful entrepreneur and founder of the ManageHub Accelerator; Doug Nohe, an advocate for the growth and sustainability of small businesses and nonprofits and is on the Advisory Council of the SCORE. Listen and LearnÂ Whatâs the Success Score, why was it created and how it differs from other assessments; the six essential Baldrige based dimensions that measure the overall management health of your business; the best practices of successful companies and how to transfer them to your business or organization; and tactics to sharpen leadership skills, build a living strategic plan, engage customers and employees, optimize operations. Tune in Every Friday at noon PST to The Business Edge with Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, and hear street smart advice from my guests on how to create and grow great businesses that matter – those that do well and do good.
My guest on The Business Edge is David F. Shutler, President and CEO of Utility Systems Solutions â an energy conservation company. He was first on the show six months ago talking about making the leap from a start-up to scale-up business. That big leap required a fundamental shift from the spontaneous, ad hoc, free-spirited enterprise he started to a more formally planned organized and disciplined business he is leading today.
Fast forward Â to today! Â David gives us an update on the challenges he faced during his companyâs growth spurt and the changes he had to make to keep it alive and well! Â With challenges also comes opportunities as well as lesson learned.
Listen to this On DemandÂ and Discover How He:
â¢ Maximized Â efficiency by installing financial and sales systems
â¢ Expanded into new markets and developed new profitable lines of Â business
â¢ Developed a more collaborate and open Â culture that lead to greater accountability
â¢ Adapted his leadership style going from doer and decision maker to delegator and strategist
â¢ Stopped being the “inside” and “onside” man by hiring a VP of Operations Â to focus on his strength- business development.
Join us for sparkling insights, inspiration and immediately useful ideas to build the solid, sustainable business you want so that you can have the enjoyable, rewarding life you deserve! Build a business that matters!
Many companies experience a great deal of difficulty during the expansion stage and may even disappear. When this occurs, it is usually because the entrepreneur or small business owner is unable to cope with the managerial problems that go hand in hand with growth. A Stage II company needs a leadership infrastructure and operational systems that lets it function efficiently and effectively on a day-to-day basis. It needs a Finely Tuned Management Machine!
Michael Kramer, founder of the ManageHubAccelerator, shared on this weekâs Business Edge podcast the science for building a successful, scaleable and saleable business. The number one requirement is that you have a management system that controls ALL its moving parts. Without the system your business is disorganized. Your quality is inconsistent. Your customers complain. And you’re stressed out!
With the system, your business is transformed into a finely tuned management machine that is innovative â productive – profitable. Listen and find out how to sign up for the ManageHub Quick Start Workshop. Itâs completely free and youâll get instant access to ManageHub software, training, and support.