Business Accelerants Blog

Raising Cain If You Are Able

I’m taking a bit of license with the famous story from the Bible (Cain and Abel). It’s of biblical proportions for business that you need to raise money to be able to survive and grow. . . . There are at least, 8 value builders they consider, weigh, and balance in putting a dollar number on your business. To learn more, . . .

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The Porsche 987 Approach to Strategy

You might wonder what a sleek, German sports car can have to do with strategy for any business, let alone yours. It should not come as a surprise that a German company has a long-range strategy—it’s called Strategy 2025. It’s all about value, growth, uniqueness, return, innovation, sustainability, customers, employees, and suppliers. All of that in a single picture. . . .

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Culture and Disruption

Ford suffered a breakdown in one of the 7 forces this month and recently looked at revising the 7 elements of its culture. 7 is a recurring number everywhere.

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Big Data Pays for Itself

Everyone is talking about big data, deep learning, IoT, and more. What’s the GAME plan for big data? I mean, how are you going to Grow And Make Earnings with all that data. How do you turn Data into Information to make an informed Decision so that you can look back and say you DID it.

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Your Business Needs a Trip to the “ER”

Yes, no matter what the state of your business—growing like mad, falling precipitously, or mired in the mud—you need a trip to the “ER.” The doctor is in and can help you to lose weight, improve your BP, and help you to be healthier, happier, and live longer. Where is this magical business hospital located?

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Focus vs. Chaos

Increase the value of your company by choosing to put your energy into focus rather than letting entropy drive you toward chaos. Should you sell more stuff to parents or be the best nanny service to two-earner, high net worth couples in Manhattan?

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The Eyes Have It! Seeing Is Believing.

Seeing must be the most significant sense we have. Machines are doing everything they can to see us. Are you using machine vision to maximum benefit in your business? Let me tell you how I see it and see if you get what I mean.

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Where Are You Going 2?

Value is subjective, but gets turned into hard dollars when investors put their money in. Whether it’s an Angel Investor, Venture Capitalist, Private Equity, or an everyday person investing in stocks/bonds/mutual funds, there is a value put on the current and future prospects of a company. How do you assign value? Industry growth? Company Sales? Company Profits? It all depends, doesn’t it? Let’s look more closely.

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The African Continent Sees the Light

Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Korea, India, China, and Vietnam have all taken their turns as the low-cost labor, greatest new market for the growth of companies. What’s the next big place for growth? I’d say it’s . . .

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Gamification for Your SMB

Do you spend as much time preparing your business for the next year as you do strategizing how to win a game? Watch someone play Bridge or Poker and you’ll see how well they’ve prepared. We even watch Poker players on TV now. Some find that exciting. Make your business more fun with gamification.

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