Small Business Resources that Matter

February 19, 2014 by  
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Small Business Resources that Matter
The one thing that anyone can find a great deal of on the Internet is information. Whatever you are looking for one quick Google search later and you will almost certainly have found it. Or will you?
What is a Small Business White Paper Really?

Small Business Resources
By dictionary definition a white paper a white paper is ‘an authoritative report or guide helping readers to understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision’. They originated in government in the 1920s but over the years were also adopted by individuals and businesses as a way to disseminate a larger amount of information to a wide audience. They are also a marketing tool for the authors but that does not mean that the information they impart is not hugely valuable which is why I, and many others, find them to be such a great resource.
Although there are a great many white papers published all of the time finding them is not always easy. The nature of the search engine is to push certain results, the ones with the right keywords, but not necessarily the best information, to the top of a search, making it harder to find these long form pieces that do offer the in depth information you were searching for. Read more

My Interview on Idea Mensch

Thank you Idea Mensche for featuring me!

Here is part of what I said

Taking my networking opportunities seriously. I do not just go anywhere. I am looking for executives who can make decisions on purchases. I will not find that person at a free event or a $10 event. I like to network at high-end events and meet people who can afford what I do.

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Whole Business Thinking

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In his book Whole Business Thinking: Executive Management (WBT – EM) :A GUIDE TO EXCEPTIONAL BUSINESS PERFORMANCE, Robert S. Block explains how to create sustainable business growth.

Whole Business Thinking is the way to create solid growth in your company. It requires real-time information flow.  He explains the difference between Silo Thinking and Whole Business Thinking. He helps the business owner to understand the benefits of Whole Business Thinking.  Silo focused thinking results in the establishment of departmental policies and procedures and the purchase of systems without regard for the policies and procedures and systems used by other divisions or departments. Communication barriers grow and inefficiencies become the norm and accepted as “part of corporate life.” It is clearly the source of a lot of the discord in company employees. Whole Business Thinking: WBT requires real-time information flow among all departments at virtually every level.

The chapter on Centralized vs. Decentralized management is crucial to the plan. Centralized management is a form of management wherein most decisions are made by a relatively small group of people located at the company’s headquarters. Centralized management implies centralized data systems to support management decisions. Read more

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