How to Get Buy-In for Lean Changes

June 03, 2014

by Kelly McDaniel

In a recent post, Laurel Suchecki examined the cost of disorganization in the workplace and how it can adversely affect productivity and morale. She made the case for 5S as a way to combat the creep of workplace entropy.  As with any Lean initiative, though, a successful 5S effort requires the workforce to embrace change, and that’s easier said than...(continue reading)

Investing in Key Process Improvements to Reach Organizational Goals

May 22, 2014

by Matin Karbassioon

Goal setting is an essential component of growth planning. But if you fail to include continuous improvement as an integral part of your plan, your goals might not come to fruition. Establishing process improvements around cross training, standard work, and elimination of variations are just a few proven ways to build a more engaged workforce and a sounder enterprise....(continue reading)

Keeping Current With Changing Wastewater Regulations

May 20, 2014

by Bill Williams

Businesses large and small face the need to comply with wide-ranging government regulations. These can sometimes seem like moving targets, but given the penalties for noncompliance - including negative perceptions of the marketplace - business owners who ignore regulatory matters do so at their own peril. This week we welcome guest blogger Bill Williams of Williams Environmental Services, LLC...(continue reading)

10 Elements of a Successful Website

May 16, 2014

by Connstep Team

The internet is the #1 tool buyers use to research before they invest. Your website should be one of your most important marketing vehicles, helping to market your products and services 24 / 7/ 365. It is absolutely essential that your website make a positive impression on your visitors. Ask yourself: Does your website look professional and interesting? Does it communicate...(continue reading)

Keeping Your Company Valuable and Viable

May 12, 2014

by Mark Paggioli

Whether you're a new business owner, a seasoned pro who's evaluating where to take the business next, or an owner considering transitioning the business to its next leader, you share the same concern: how do I keep this business as valuable as possible and as viable as I can? Most small business owners consider their business their most valuable...(continue reading)

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