When a business is born, it begins with an idea for a product or service the founders believe will be of value. From that point forward, the business, if it survives, will embark on the Arc of success, a series of five stages of organizational development....
Delegation is an important activity in every organization, yet I rarely speak with anyone who’s been formally trained. In my experience, most people were introduced to delegation by watching their mother delegate “chores”–a model that doesn’t translate well to a...
The efficient executive wastes little time or money trying to solve problems he/she is ill-equipped to deal with.
Gauge customers to help find a connection to those industries that thrive even in a down economy. Find the areas of opportunity!
IEM aims for schools to be measured by how 'employable' graduates are.
Business Advisor Larry Mandelberg orients business owners on the critical criteria to include in your business plan in order to be successful in obtaining loans.
Including staff in your businss planning process offers a deeper involvement and ownership to them. It also opens up creativity from those who know your customers first hand.
Business Advisor Larry Mandelberg leads the way on how to capture the knowledge and expertise you need for business success and growth.
Graduating from building a business to trusting your staff to run things whilst you oversea is a big step in ensuring you can enjoy your business and your life. Business Advisor Larry Mangelberg offers a How To on achieving just that.
Many small businesses and entrepreneurs do not consider a merger and acquisition as early as they should. Particularly in a down economy, an M&A can be the best avenue to more clients, increased business, great company publicity, and more.
Business Advisor Larry Mandelberg offers a strategic way to help avoid the tension and negativity surrounding the termination of an employee.
When considering a merger, honestly evaluate your company’s strengths and weaknesses first. You should pair your company with another that will thrive because of your strengths.
Larry Mandelberg offers advice on leadership and dissects the issues often encountered with business referrals.
Less than 1 in 10 mergers are deemed successful by the people initiating them — a staggering number when you consider the cost. The No. 1 reason cited was a failure to consider culture when integrating two businesses.
A down economy creates the perfect marketing opportunity for business. Reach out to your customers in a time when your competitors are cutting back on their marketing and take advantage of media outlets who are resulting to lowering their costs due to decreased demand.
A how-to on retaining staff, one of the most important and costly aspects of your business!
Moving your organization from an entrepreneurial firm toward a more controllable, predictable, professional organization can be a challenge. Manage your business strategically.
A successful family business is possible with clear boundaries and well defined systems and structure. Formalize and document your processes and hold family and non-family staff to the same expectations.
Branching out and opening a second franchise or storefront presents exciting opportunities and requires specific considerations to be successful. Before that grand opening, take on board business consultant Larry Mandelberg’s experience and advice.
The two things that set any business apart from another similar business are staff and input from advisers. A board makes your organization accountable to an external group of knowledgeable businesspeople and will drive you to make better business decisions.