Monday, June 27, 2011

Article of Interest: Characteristics of Second-Stage Growth Companies

Are you experiencing second-stage growth pains? Many Women Presidents' Organization members are. The signs are usually very telling. According to our partner, Edward Lowe Foundation, the characteristics are as follows:
  1. Many people are not aware of what others are doing.
  2. People lack an understanding of the firm's ultimate goals.
  3. A precipitous drop in product quality occurs for unknown reasons.
  4. Turnover increases sharply, just when the company needs more personnel.
  5. You wake up worrying about operational tasks that someone else ought to be handling.
  6. All your customers want to meet with you, but finding the time to do so seems impossible.
Learn more about second-stage growth for a business and what to do about it.

Characteristics of Second-Stage Growth Business Owners

Posted by:  Women Presidents' Organization Chicago 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Article of Interest: What's the Difference Between a Boss and a Leader?

As a business owner, you may be clear with your sense of purpose and direction, but when you command with a position of power, does that mean you are acting like a leader or a boss?

Find out more here.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Article of Interest: How To Embed Anything on Your Blog or Website

First, you have to find out what embedding means.  Next, you have to figure out how to do it.  Lastly, you must understand the 'why' behind it.

It's all here.

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