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Only 31 percent of employees are engaged at work, and 17 percent are actively disengaged.
Whether you are looking at improving how you currently run your business or planning significant expansion, the operations of your business are critical to your success.
A business enterprise may be operated as a sole proprietorship, an unincorporated business association, or a corporation. In determining the form of business organization that an individual should enter into, consider alternative forms of business organizations, particularly LLCs.
All businesses, regardless of type, must comply with statutes and regulations, which come from all levels of government. These include regulations covering occupational safety and health as well as persons with disabilities.
Your workflow--processes, procedures, and policies--need to be communicated verbally and written. Written communication should include job descriptions, performance standards, performance reviews, and controls.
When facing the prospect of litigation, entrepreneurs should be sure to explore all of the options beyond forging ahead to court. This tool is a series of checklists designed to help entrepreneurs conduct a litigation-focused cost-benefit analysis, such as deciding to explore settlement or alternative dispute resolution.
The founders of a provider of outsourced information technology services advise that entrepreneurial companies maximize trust with vendors.
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).
The Six Sigma manufacturing process drives production to near-perfect levels, seeking less than 3.4 defects per million output units. Here, the basic purpose and process of the Six Sigma methodology, and its connection to "lean" manufacturing, are clearly explained for entrepreneurs. The article also provides tips on getting started and guidelines to successful implementation.
What does "Lean" mean? This article provides the basic background, terminology, and insight entrepreneurs need to understand how specific, proven processes lead to reduced costs, improved quality, and delighted customers. It also briefly considers the next logical extension of Lean Manufacturing (Lean Thinking), which allows service companies to benefit from the hard-won lessons of manufacturers.
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