Every company needs to track and measure how well it is doing compared to its stated goals. But how can your company identify which metrics you need to monitor? The specific targets you set and Key Performance Indicators you measure will depend on your organization’s industry, but the types of metrics described below can help you define your KPIs and get tracking.
For some founders, work and life easily become enmeshed. When your company is such an important part of your identity, boundaries have the tendency to become blurred. The increase in technology and the pressure to be “always on” can make this distinction even more difficult.
As the founder of a company, finding a work-life balance can feel next to impossible. But it doesn’t have to be. Find out how leading CEOs around the world have created their own ways to manage the stresses of their professional and personal lives and see entrepreneurial success.
In the final section of our Women in Business series, we’ve interviewed Julie Scates, President and Founder of J2T Recruiting Consultants, a boutique Finance and Accounting recruiting firm based out of Denver, Colorado.
This week as part of our Women in Business series, we interviewed Meredith Schultenover, the Managing Director of Kraft Enterprise Systems LLC. Kraft is the trusted business partner for fast growing and mid-size businesses looking to deploy business management software solutions. The Kraft team specializes in NetSuite, Adaptive Insights, and Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Schultenover started working at Kraft Enterprise Systems in 2001 following a position in consulting at PwC.
When your company moves out of the start-up stage, you’re ready to see consistent revenue and steady levels of growth. But what’s the key to business predictability? While entrepreneurs are often prepared for risk and spurts of upturns and downturns, if you want your business to survive the growth-stage, you need to find some consistency.
Predictability is the idea that certain activities can be expected or considered likely to happen because they have been repeated so many times before. But predictability doesn’t have to be boring. Although some experts think business predictability is falling by the wayside in the fast-paced tech world, check out these three steps to improve your predictability and stay on track to achieve your goals.
Research shows that employees spend about 31 hours per month in unproductive meetings. While there are plenty of ways to improve your team meetings, many managers are switching to a Daily Huddle to help their teams be more productive.
Don't you hate how it always rains the one day you forget your umbrella? While we can't successfully plan ahead for every possible situation, having the right tools and info when you need them can make your life so much easier.
One of the biggest reasons that companies fail is a lack of strategic planning. Some entrepreneurs are so passionate about their ideas that they jump right into starting a business without really thinking it through. Entrepreneurs who have a shortened planning period or forgo planning altogether usually have to deal with bigger issues down the road--worse than getting soaked in that thunderstorm we mentioned above.
When things start going well for your organization and you’re on your way to scaling up, it can be easy to say “We got lucky” or “The timing was right.” These statements may help you seem modest, but they’re not accurate. When you start seeing entrepreneurial success, you need to understand why.
It’s upon us again. That time of the year when grown men and women get excited about the 1 in 9.2 quintillion chance of hitting the jackpot of March Madness Bracketology.
People use all kinds of different tactics for choosing their favorites when it comes to March Madness and let’s face it, most are out of the game in the first couple of rounds. While the strategies enthusiastic basketball fans use to pick the perfect bracket don’t quite have a high percentage of success, some of those strategies could lead to picking the right team when it comes to your organization.