planning

24 Apr 2017

Small Potatoes, Time, and Inbound Marketing

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Small Potatoes, Time, and Inbound Marketing

When you make mistakes, it is best to learn the lessons they teach you. Sometimes the lessons are about something else entirely – like time management and inbound marketing.

Counting Potatoes

It all started when I was making my supper. I was a bit hungry and grabbed some baby potatoes to roast. I would usually eat one large potato or two medium ones. Baby potatoes are much smaller. Obviously, one large potato is the equivalent of about 50 baby potatoes.

Having made this mistake before, and being considerate of […]

15 Sep 2009

Strategy and Corporate Governance for Small Business

By | 2017-04-06T12:43:02+00:00 September 15th, 2009|Categories: Business Strategy, Doug's Blog, Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Corporate structure goes something like this:

  • Shareholders – The owners of the business or enterprise
  • Board of Directors – The elected representatives of the shareholders whose function is twofold: provide strategic guidance to the corporate officers (management team) and make sure the interests of the shareholders are protected.
  • Corporate Officer or Management Team – The senior person (and sometimes some of the key subordinates) are be appointed (approved or hired) by the board of directors to carry out the will of the Board of Directors and Shareholders.
  • Other employees and contractors – Are hired by the management team or their representatives […]