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Business Management Solutions | Extraordinary Business

How BMS software can be a vital tool in organizational effectiveness

business man hand use mobile phone streaming virtual business network process diagramIn the manufacturing sector and in many large businesses, tools abound for helping businesses run better. By better, we are looking at the ability to avoid double steps, maximizing the use of resources, reducing the number of steps and costs with processes and perhaps creating a track record of activities that happen in and around the business. To what end?
The simple answer is cost savings. These software solutions are enablers; they enable the business to do more with less.
If you recall, when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, he spoke about it in terms of being able to do more with less. He talked about how technology has changed the way that people do things, beginning with the Mac, the iPod and rounding out with the iPhone – the device that combined the phone, access to the internet and iPod – an enabler – “revolutionary” as he called it.
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Business Management Solutions

How BMS software can be a vital tool in organizational effectiveness

In the manufacturing sector and in many large businesses, tools abound for helping businesses run better. By better, we are looking at the ability to avoid double steps, maximizing the use of resources, reducing the number of steps and costs with processes and perhaps creating a track record of activities that happen in and around the business. To what end?

The simple answer is cost savings. These software solutions are enablers; they enable the business to do more with less.

If you recall, when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, he spoke about it in terms of being able to do more with less. He talked about how technology has changed the way that people do things, beginning with the Mac, the iPod and rounding out with the iPhone – the device that combined the phone, access to the internet and iPod – an enabler – “revolutionary” as he called it.

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Business Maturity and Business Growth | Extraordinary Business

Looking at the different types of growth and how they impact the success of your company

shoestoobigMy nine-year old son is very tall for his age. As a matter of fact, he is now taller than most of the kids in his elementary school, despite only being in third grade. When playing with their peers, people see him as a the leader, which is fine.

However, when playing with older children that would be his size, his lack of maturity is easily apparent, which, at times, has made him uncomfortable. Because of his size, people expect more of him, but he simply hasn’t developed mentally to match his size, yet.

Often when we talk about businesses and business growth, we look one dimensionally – how much revenue the company is bringing in and/or how many employees we have and/or how many locations we serve. However, like a child, business growth cannot be looked at simply in terms of sales; there are developmental components that have to be taken into consideration.  [···]

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Business Maturity and Business Growth | Extraordinary Business

Looking at the different types of growth and how they impact the success of your company

shoestoobigMy nine-year old son is very tall for his age. As a matter of fact, he is now taller than most of the kids in his elementary school, despite only being in third grade. When playing with their peers, people see him as a the leader, which is fine.
However, when playing with older children that would be his size, his lack of maturity is easily apparent, which, at times, has made him uncomfortable. Because of his size, people expect more of him, but he simply hasn’t developed mentally to match his size, yet.
Often when we talk about businesses and business growth, we look one dimensionally – how much revenue the company is bringing in and/or how many employees we have and/or how many locations we serve. However, like a child, business growth cannot be looked at simply in terms of sales; there are developmental components that have to be taken into consideration.  [···]

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Get to the Bottom of Things! | Extraordinary Business

Finding out what is really going on in your business rather than treating the symptoms

imageWhen you talk about problems you have in your business, would a conversation sound like this?:.

You:“Man! This really a terrible business to be in.”
Brian: “Why do you say that?“
You:““Well, every time we go to do something to grow the business, we are always stuck.”
Brian: “Why is that?”
You: “Well…cash flow is really poor right now.”
Brian: “Well, that doesn’t tell me much. Why is cash flow poor?”
You:“Well, we have to pay for quarterly taxes and payroll – there was some overtime this time, and then one of the printers went down, so we had to have that fixed. It is out of warranty.”
Brian: “How did you get into this situation?”
You:“Well, we saw that there was a problem with this thing a while back, but thought that we could hang on for a while so that we could build some reserves…”
Brian: “You didn’t have any money in the bank?”
You:“Well…we needed to have a party for one of the employees…”
…and on and on. 

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Get to the Bottom of Things! | Extraordinary Business

Finding out what is really going on in your business rather than treating the symptoms

imageWhen you talk about problems you have in your business, would a conversation sound like this?:.

You:“Man! This really a terrible business to be in.”
Brian: “Why do you say that?“
You:““Well, every time we go to do something to grow the business, we are always stuck.”
Brian: “Why is that?”
You: “Well…cash flow is really poor right now.”
Brian: “Well, that doesn’t tell me much. Why is cash flow poor?”
You:“Well, we have to pay for quarterly taxes and payroll – there was some overtime this time, and then one of the printers went down, so we had to have that fixed. It is out of warranty.”
Brian: “How did you get into this situation?”
You:“Well, we saw that there was a problem with this thing a while back, but thought that we could hang on for a while so that we could build some reserves…”
Brian: “You didn’t have any money in the bank?”
You:“Well…we needed to have a party for one of the employees…”
…and on and on. 

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Eyes on the Road! | Extraordinary Business

The value of involving your stakeholders in company decisions

imageImagine you were driving around town with family members with your convertible top down, zipping in and out of traffic, maneuvering brilliantly around slower moving vehicles and taking hairpin corners with squealing tires and flying gravel.  Does that sound like fun to you?  Imagine the exhilaration – the adrenaline rush – your heart pumping…just a complete thrill to those who love to drive!

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Bucket Tippers

My son, a six-year-old kindergartener, brought home a paper they were coloring in school that had a simple phrase on it that said,

“Don’t be a bucket tipper; be a bucket filler.”

On the paper was a picture of two buckets – one standing upright, nearly filled with sand, the other laying on its side with the sand spilled out of it.  It was such a simple picture of trust and commitment to doing the right thing.  Extending from that, the trust that is built from continually doing the right thing.  Do you think a culture of trust could impact your bottom line?

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