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How to Create an Operations Plan

How to Create an Operations Plan

Blog Articles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEO When asked if an Operations Plan is a “good idea,” 99.9% of business owners nod their head yes. When asked if they have one, 90% of business owners shake their head no. An Operations Plan seems...
Don’t be afraid to narrow your niche

Don’t be afraid to narrow your niche

Blog Articles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEO I saw the van below in a parking lot and it struck me as a shockingly narrow and unusual niche. This stands in stark contrast to many businesses who want to be all things to all people. They sport...
Extraordinary Guarantees and Your Business Model

Extraordinary Guarantees and Your Business Model

Blog Articles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEO I am a big fan of Dr. Christopher Hart’s book, “Extraordinary Guarantees: A New Way to Build Quality Throughout Your Company Ensure Satisfaction for Your Customers.” In the book Dr. Hart lays out a...
Unbranding and your business model

Unbranding and your business model

Blog Articles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEO Proctor and Gamble (PG) plans to introduce a lower-priced version of #1 selling brand Tide. Tide Simply Clean and Fresh will be priced in the mid-tier category vs. the premium category for regular...
Does a cool idea = a great business model?

Does a cool idea = a great business model?

Blog Articles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEO When I met the owners of NoChar Inc. and the showed me how their product can protect a town from burning down in a forest fire or how it can protect a man’s hand from a torch, I assumed they had to...
Business Models for Dummies Highlights

Business Models for Dummies Highlights

Blog Articles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEO The recently released book, Business Models for Dummies, offers both ‘beginners’ and experts’insight into the fascinating world of business models. The book is comprised of three main sections:...