How to Choose Professional Advisors

You might be inclined to think professionals – doctors, accountants, lawyers – are pretty much the same in quality but that is not the case.  Yellow Belt

Hiring First Managers

This article discusses hiring your business’s first managers and supervisors.This typically starts to happen in what we have called the Small Business (5-19 Staff) phase of your business growth journey. We begin with refreshing your mind on some of our other discussions on the affordability, timing and budgeting for staff. Then we look at some […]

Hiring Staff: When and Who

Learn about hiring staff, the decision about when to hire your next member of staff and what positions to consider first.  This article is aimed, primarily, at owners hiring their first few staff members. But additionally, it suggests a thought process and habits that will be useful even when your small business becomes larger. The […]

SM2.0 80/20 Principle – Double Sales, Triple Profits

Introducing the 80/20 Principal The 80/20 Principle asserts that a minority of causes, inputs or effort usually lead to a majority of the results, outputs or rewards. Taken literally, this means that 80 percent of what you achieve in your job comes from 20 percent of the time spent. This implies that: 80% of your […]

SM2.9 80/20 Staffing

Labour costs are typically 50-70% of your operating costs so anything you can do to improve labour productivity is a good thing.  The 80/20 Rule can be applied to the issues around staffing so that your business can operate as effectively as possible.  Yellow Belt

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