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Buck Knives Goes Lean(er) for Growth
Buck Charles B CJ
8/1/2007
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As Buck Knives, Inc., celebrated a century in business, it also faced a cash crunch that was putting it out of business. CEO CJ Buck shares how his team took dramatic action (including moving the company from Southern California to northern Idaho) to fend off high-quality global competitors and to turn the historic and highly regarded company around with its own version of the Toyota Production System (TPS).

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Six DisciplinesT: A New Focus on Performance
Roth Brian D
8/1/2007
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Six Disciplines energized this manufacturing firm as its CEO and management team struggled to motivate and reward employees by measuring performance. Engaging employees in ongoing strategic planning, using Six Disciplines software to stay focused on the plan, and remaining accountable for performance resulted not only in increased enthusiasm and efficiency. An unexpected benefit was that it helped management and employees learn how to work much better together.

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What is Six DisciplinesT?
Landwehr Craig
8/1/2007
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Among the newest business-excellence methodologies now available, Six DisciplinesT is growing in popularity as a holistic tool to help manufacturing entrepreneurs remain competitive against all comers. It's designed specifically to help small and mid-sized businesses ensure they are doing the right things at the right times. Goals include simplifying the quality management approach, fostering practical planning, and delivering effective, sustainable execution management. Many practical tools to implement the program are available.

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Giving to Entrepreneurship by Spreading the Gospel of Giving
Haahs Timothy
7/15/2007
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Timothy Haahs tells people he's discovered an approach to managing his engineering and architectural design firm that makes recruiting and retaining top employees easy through his secret weapon ... giving.

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Executive Compensation in My Investor Controlled Company
Babinec Martin
6/6/2007
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Entrepreneurs struggle with how much to pay themselves and the need to use financial resources to ignite growth versus reaping cash rewards for their own labors. Once outside equity investors are involved, the struggle and decision passes to board members. This founding entrepreneur, minority shareholder in his own company, shares what has worked for his company.

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Company Characteristics Drive Executive Compensation Choices
Babinec Martin
6/1/2007
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Your company's unique characteristics guide your choices regarding executive compensation. Consider the current stage of company development, plans for future growth, intended liquidity path for company equity, and overall management philosophy around sharing financial information and rewards to help you determine what makes sense for your situation.

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Design the Right Compensation Plan for Your Business
Carpenter Susan
6/1/2007
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Much work is involved in developing an executive compensation plan that keeps your company competitive, integrates short- and long-term goals, and contains performance measurement systems that tie back to compensation. Well-devised packages drive organizational goals and objectives and your top talent.

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Perks Help Retain and Attract Employees
McMahon Michael
6/1/2007
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As an entrepreneur you're probably looking for ways to increase executives' perks as a method of attraction and retention. One program you might consider is a medical reimbursement plan. Another is a key-man insurance policy--especially if you have business partners.

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From Engineering to Entrepreneurship to Giving -- It's All About Opportunities
Anderson James A
5/15/2007
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The essence of entrepreneurship, say many entrepreneurs, is the ability to see and act on opportunity.

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Five Reasons to Outsource E-mail Send
Jennings Jeanne S
5/1/2007
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This marketing expert and author provides five reasons why outsourcing e-mail marketing to a reputable e-mail service provider can optimize your return on investment.

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