Starting a Business? Give yourself a good SWOT!
In my line of work, I deal with a number of new businesses and meet a lot of new people. Every one of them acknowledges that starting a business is hard, but I am always amazed at how so few of them actually do any formal business planning. Starting a business is more than just […]
5 Whys to Problem Solving
Asking “Why?” may be a favorite technique of your three year old child in driving you crazy, but it could teach you a valuable Six Sigma quality lesson. The 5 Whys is a technique used in the Analyze phase of the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology. It is a great Six […]
How to be Productive When You Work from Home
When I started my business, I was excited about the prospect of working from home. The biggest draw for me was that I would have control of when and how I worked. I live on a river and love to flyfish,and part of the benefit that I experienced from my home-office experience was that I […]