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  • Dealing With High Vacation Demands

    The warm days of summer vacations are directly in front of every organization.  In the Northern states where the warm…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Keeping Focused on Process Monitors

    There is only one thing you can do to actually see what is happening within the organization.  It is important…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Organizing and Tracking Stock Inventory

    Every business has some level of inventory sitting in a warehouse, closet, racking system, or cabinets around the work place…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Unexpected Events Effecting Production

    Often times, usually during peak service performance or high production runs, certain events occur, which throw what could have been…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Delegation and Expectations of Responsibilities

    In business, everyone seems to come across those folks who appear to be good at making things happen and getting…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Maintaining Your Assets

    Regardless if your organization manufacturers a product or provides a service to your customer base, you probably have equipment which…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Daily Distractions Impacting Performance

    In many large organization’s there exists a never ending loop of continual distractions which keeps key staff from actually executing…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Looking Into the Future for Resource Availability

    It is the beginning of the year and as with many businesses, all the staff and employees are currently, or…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Managing Schedules for Success

    If your business is a service oriented business and your work load is high, you are constantly facing the balancing…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Getting Your Business in the Network

    One of the most important things in running a business is getting your name out there in the market segment. …

    by Scott Bossart
  • Time for a Quarterly Review

    The end of the first quarter is close at hand.  Now is a good time to do a formal review…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Up Front Business Practices

                    Consider how you conduct business with your vendors, suppliers, and customers.  Now consider the documentation which typically coincides with…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Supporting Key Staff and Leadership

                    In all Businesses it is imperative all key leadership maintains a certain level of connectivity between what each other…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Overcoming Fear to Improve the Business

    Many business owners tend to struggle through tough times.  There is a tendency to believe if folks simply buckle down…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Keeping the Business Up To Date

                    It seems I have had a lot of discussions lately on businesses struggling in today’s market.  When I refer…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Maintaining a Strong Partnership

                    Regardless if you are considering a partnership or have already entered into one, I highly recommend reading my previous…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Establishing a Strong Partnership

                    Many businesses today are formed with more than one investor who has an investment of time and/or money.  In…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Who Holds the Knowledge in Your Organization?

                    Spend any amount of time in the trenches of any organization and this question can quickly be answered.  At…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Managing Outsourcing

                    Outsourcing is a topic I routinely see folks struggling with.  In most cases it begins with a business case…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Selecting the Right Person for the Job

                    If you have ever been in a position where you had to interview for any prospective new staff member…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Managing Financial Controls

                    What financial controls do you have in place for your organization?  Do you really know where your money is…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Setting Goals for This New Year

                    A few weeks ago I briefly touched on establishing goals for the upcoming year.  The time is here!  After…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Large Business Functions – Scaled for Small Business

                    Many small business owners are working hard to manage the organization to the best of their abilities.  Often times…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Merging With a New Entity

                    If you are one of many companies in a position for growth, you could be in a position to…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Year End Performance and Setting Goals

                    It’s that time of year where one major topic or activity becomes the high focus around businesses right now,…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Managing the Year End Recognition

                    The 2012 business year is coming to a close very soon.  While there is still a lot of time…

    by Scott Bossart
  • It’s Time for A Change – Part III, The Commitment

                    This is the last of a 3 part series about recognizing when a change is necessary, realizing what improvements…

    by Scott Bossart
  • It’s Time for A Change – Part II, Committing To It

                    In the previous segment, I discussed the challenge to actually realizing the benefit of making a change to the…

    by Scott Bossart
  • It’s Time for A Change – Part I, Realizing It

                    One of the biggest avoidances for business leaders and their staff is the idea of change.  If you have…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Establishing the Financial Budget

                    The year 2012 seems to have gone by fast and it is getting close to the fiscal year end…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Minimizing the Risk of Unexpected Events

                    Given this past week’s event on a national level, I thought it would be a good topic to talk…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Working With the Community for Growth

                    Last week I talked about things to consider when making a financial investment for growth.  During this past week,…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Financing Growth and Investment of Capital

                    If your business is performing well or even fairly well and you feel you’re ready to grow in size,…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Providing Quotes for Product and Service Companies

                    One thing I often see with businesses which provide custom products or services is their un-refined process for quoting. …

    by Scott Bossart
  • Challenges with Tracking Mobile Inventory

                    Does your business provide a mobile service to your customers?  Do you have to send your staff out to…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Continuing Education of Leadership

                    If you’re like most leaders in an organization, you spend countless hours just keeping up with day to day…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Presenting Information Properly

                    I recently had a discussion with someone who sat through a presentation from a business leader.  While the specific…

    by Scott Bossart
  • The Business Plan…Do You have One?

                    As I talk to many small business owners, especially those with partnerships, it is interesting to find out how…

    by Scott Bossart
  • What is Good Business?

                    I recently have had an experience with a small business owner that left me scratching my head.  As a…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Managing Material Inventories

                    Consider your material inventory that is sitting in warehouses, storerooms, and other storage areas.  Do you know the exact…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Handling a Take-Over – In Kind or Expansion

    Taking over a business can be a daunting task.  This type of expansion can be from one form of competition,…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Election Year and Your Business in Mind

    This is a one-time shot and I will not go here again…for at least another 4 years.  There are two…

    by Scott Bossart
  • The New Role of Unions in Business

                    There are a lot of discussions regarding the role of unions in business today.  First off I will preface…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Workforce Accountability

                    A business will be limited to its success by the quality of its workforce to perform.  I see it…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Success by Gut Instinct – Change Your Thought Process

                    I recently had a conversation with a finance controller regarding his communications with a long time business owner.  He…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Dealing with Internal Communications

                    How many times is it said from someone in the organization, it seems they can’t get anything accomplished because…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Making More Than I Spend…Business is Strong Right?

                    As a whole, there is some level of truth to a philosophy or perspective of as long as an…

    by Scott Bossart
  • The Business Cycle to Success – Remember Where You Started

                    One thing I often see in business is the separation between the leadership and the general workforce.  While this…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Information Systems – Right Sizing the Database for Growth

                    One key element in business today is using the technology for an information system.  These are the systems required…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Managers and Supervisors – Hands On or Hands Off

    Often times, there exists two extremes in the style or approach that is taken by those assigned to directly link…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Coming Soon

    I will be posting something in the future.  Please check back again.

    by Scott Bossart
  • Outsourcing – When is it a Good Business Model

                    I hear it a lot of discussions in many companies as I make my travels around the country, “We…

    by Scott Bossart
  • The Importance of Customer Service

                    One of the principal targets a business owner can focus on, and gage, is the returning customer.  This is…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Important Assets Within the Business – The Employee Skill Set

    When a discussion within the organization begins around the value of all the assets in a organization, rarely does the…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge Part 10 Series Summary

    Over the Last 9 weeks I have provided my thought process and guide towards managing a small business.  While the…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge Part 9

    Up to now there has been much discussion around getting organized, gaining clear and thorough understanding, and documenting the organization. …

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge Part 8

    Let see where I have taken this business challenge so far.  The vision of the business is documented, reviewed, revised,…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge Part 7

    Up to this point, I have been stepping through the process of building a foundation and structure which will provide…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge Part 6

                    Last week I talked about making linkages between each component within the organization.  This is important to insure you…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge Part 5

    Last week I reviewed the importance of componentizing the business and how separating each segment or component of the organization…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge Part 4

                Last time I discussed the foundation blocks toward building the business management documents.  Transitioning your thoughts into documents can…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge Part 3

             Last week I talked about the importance of establishing a business plan and how it is important to fully…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge Part 2

    Hello again.  Last week I talked about the importance of having a vision that not only encompasses all facets within…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge Part 1

    As you can see, I will choose my weekly blogging to be updated sometime over the weekend. This is the…

    by Scott Bossart
  • Improving My Business – The Small Business Challenge

    Hello Everyone! This is my initial launch to the Blogging world.  Over the coming weeks, once each week, I will…

    by Scott Bossart