Chicago

Chicago – The Best Incubator in America?

Published on March 22, 2017

Recently, Inc.com published an article about the best cities for early-stage companies. The premise: Chicago is…

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social media

Social Media Marketing in Today’s World

Published on March 14, 2017

I am grateful to be a part of the #MsTech private Facebook group created to…

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sponsorship

Three Reasons Why Annual Sponsorship is Necessary to your Marketing Strategy

Published on March 11, 2017

Your company name is splashed everywhere. You’ve got a good customer base. People know who…

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Growth

5 Ways to Manage Growth

Published on March 8, 2017

As a business owner, leader or board member, you are often tasked with the idea…

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business plan

Business Plan or Strategic Plan?  

Published on February 20, 2017

What’s the difference between a business plan and a strategic plan? In my consulting work…

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profit

How Boards Can Destroy Profitability

Published on February 19, 2017

I’ve taught operations management for decades and sometimes factors that appear obvious to me are…

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compartmentalize

Developing Conscious Compartmentalizing Skills

Published on February 19, 2017

Beyond Emotional Quotient: Skills for Great Leaders In his blog on October 4, 2015, Daniel…

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Alignment

What is Alignment and How do we do it?

Published on February 16, 2017

Whether building a company from scratch or running an existing one, alignment is a factor…

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Founders

The 7 deadly sins of Founders/Entrepreneurs

Published on February 14, 2017

You’ve got a great idea.  You’ve done all the paperwork to start your company.  You’ve…

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traction

Traction

Published on February 9, 2017

  Traction. It’s what everyone is looking for before they invest, right? At least that’s…

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