#planning

Running Your Business 90 Days At A Time

Running Your Business 90 Days At A Time

How do you eat an elephant? The myth of long range planning. From our youth we’re told we need to have a plan. That we need to know where we’re going. That we need to set long-range goals. And that we need to work towards them. The problem is this. For the most part. Long-range goals don’t work. Now let’s not confuse vision with long range goals. A vision is guided by a much deeper drive.

Tech Is Like A New Pair Of Shoes

Tech Is Like A New Pair Of Shoes

Tech is like a new pair of shoes. That first day that you buy a new pair of sneaks is awesome. Everything is shining and new. Except for… You put on the shoes. But those new shoes are a little snug. And it’ll take a few days until they feel really good. Until you find that just right fit. The tech in your business is very much the same way.

Building The Perfect Beast

Building The Perfect Beast

Sometimes building the perfect beast can take some time. This week I’m working on a tech assessment for a new client. During my initial review of their environment I found all sorts things that needed attention. There were old systems. Misconfigured systems. An excess of systems. In short, this environment had not been managed, monitored, or maintained for a very long time.

7 Point Checklist For IT Provider Shopping

7 Point Checklist For IT Provider Shopping

Here are 7 things you should do before shopping for a new IT provider. Know how much you currently spend. This includes services, software, subscriptions and CAPEX costs. Understanding your entire IT spend is important when considering a new provider. Ask other businesses you know and trust who they use. A lot of times referral’s are the best source when looking for new vendors. If your referral network is light. Look for IT providers with social proof.

Whack A Mole Tech

Whack A Mole Tech

The single best way to improve the tech in your business is to have a plan. These 4 letters P - L - A and N are the key to your success in any endeavor. I understand that we’re all moving a million miles an hour. I understand that you have a million things on your plate. But that doesn’t change the fact that the single biggest challenge small businesses have with their tech - is that they operate without a plan. You could call it whack-a-mole tech.