Solutions to Four Common Issues Plaguing Business Owners

June 23, 2017

by Connstep Team

CONNSTEP’s Manager of Growth and Innovation Services, Mark Paggioli, has been reviewing industry articles and business data for the last several years. In doing so, he has uncovered recurring universal issues that continue to challenge business owners to this day. His analysis has uncovered four common issues that resonate in today’s business climate. In identifying these, Paggioli clarified these...(continue reading)

5 Steps to Developing a Value-Based Strategy for Your Company

March 17, 2017

by Linda Colon

Management consultant and business visionary Peter Drucker once said, “If you don’t have a customer, you don’t have a business.” In order to ensure the sustainability of its customer base, business owners must constantly balance their company’s ability to deliver value to the customer and its need for economic viability. CONNSTEP recently held workshops on exit planning for the...(continue reading)

Nine Ways to Leave Your Business

March 09, 2017

by Linda Colon

Planning to leave your business? Exit planning has become increasingly important with more and more baby boomers deciding to leave the workforce and transition their business to new owners. Nearly 50 business owners recently attended our event on this topic presented by Michael Camerota, founder of Touchstone Advisors, a Connecticut exit planning and merger and acquisition firm. He shared...(continue reading)

Workforce Strategies to Help You Elevate Your Business

February 24, 2017

by Linda Colon

In our competitive business climate, Connecticut’s manufacturers are looking for ways to bolster future business by ensuring continuity of their company operations and retaining and developing talent. Recognizing this need, we recently hosted a dual-session, workforce strategies workshop. It was led by industry expert Kelly McDaniel, president of the DeLisa Group, and attended by more than 30 manufacturing business...(continue reading)

Three Ways to Beat the Skills Gap

January 31, 2017

by Linda Colon

The shrinking labor pool and skills gap. It’s a nationwide phenomenon. Baby Boomers are migrating toward retirement. Millennials are continuing to join the workforce and are actually outnumbering the Gen Y population by 23 million: Compared to the Boomer generation, the Gen X population’s decline (as much as 25%) raises the concern that the most...(continue reading)

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Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

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Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”

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Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

“CONNSTEP worked with FuelCell Energy to educate and facilitate Lean initiatives and to help meet our needs to establish an overall production improvement plan. This plan has been utilized over a period of time as a ‘guiding light’ to spur numerous improvements that dramatically reduced our product cost.”

Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

“The goals of the team were to reduce manufacturing lead-time, reduce floor space utilized, and increase worker productivity. All the goals were met. CONNSTEP helped us to better compete.”

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Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

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President, Colonial Spring Co.

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