Articles Tagged ‘indianapolis small busines’

How to help your business succeed!!

Friday, January 29th, 2010

When was the last time you had a surprise with a cash balance, cash availability receivables, inventory, a job and the list just keeps going. Did you go into fire fighting mode to put the fire out only to get swamped with the next problem?

When we interview our new clients we ask what processes they have in place for reporting and the frequency of this reporting. It is not a surprise any more to hear that this isn’t in place, or is in place but not followed, isn’t meaningful or I’m too busy to deal with it!

Every business has this issue and the opportunity to make this something that weekly can give management a barometer of where they are on what is vital for that businesses success. There are items that likely would look the same generally for a lot of companies coupled with specific reports that are necessary for the unique aspects of each company.
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The Lost Art of a Thank You Card

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

SerinaKellyI am sure I am not alone in remembering being forced to write thank you cards to friends and family members who had given me a gift for a holiday, birthday or special event. I remember dreading having to take the time to thank my grandmother for sending me all those Christmas presents and her famous cookies because in the mind of a 12 year old child, wouldn’t my grandmother want me to spend that five to ten extra minutes enjoying her gifts – did she really care about my handmade thank you card?
To answer that question – yes, she definitely did. It is time to thank my mother for raising me to properly show my appreciation and gratitude to those who have given me gifts – be it an actual present or their time as it relates to the business world.

Expressing our appreciation has seemingly become a lost art in the day-to-day business dealings. When was the last time you received a thank you note from a business or vendor? You probably remember it because it was unique. Isn’t that sad that it was unique? There was a time a thank you note was commonplace, and now with the hustle and bustle of our busy world, many people push this activity aside – using such excuses as it’s not a requirement or thinking a quick email saying “thanks” will suffice. How many emails do you receive every day? Is an email saying thank you really going to make any real impact?
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