Category Archives: Strategy

YOUR BUSINESS’ INFRASTRUCTURE

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   The infrastructure that supports most small businesses typically doesn’t involve roads and bridges.  Think instead about such internal structures

MAKING YOUR WEBSITE MOBILE FRIENDLY

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns Everyone, it seems, has a smartphone.  And they use it a lot, even when you thought they were paying rapt

‘FREE’ MBA MAY FIT SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   You’ve moved past 18th century British poet Alexander Pope’s often misquoted, “A little learning is a dangerous thing” and decided

FIRST YOU PLAN…

Plans, results: How well are they matching up? By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the March 28, 2016 Daily Herald                 Technically, we’re not quite at the end of the first quarter, but

Do your company values matter?

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the February 15, 2016 Daily Herald                 I don’t much believe in company mission statements or lists of values: They too often exist primarily to hang on

Strategic alliances allow firms to expand services

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the January 4, 2016 Daily Herald                 Lynn Walsh and Pat Price may not get as many paragraphs in business histories as Apple’s Steve Jobs and Steve

Counselor’s role: Be yang to entrepreneur’s yin

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 30, 2015 Daily Herald                 Wall Street ultimately judges the CEOs who run the big companies. Smaller businesses have Tom Caprel. Caprel is president of

Advisory boards: No power, but ideas ‘to chew on’

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 23, 2015 Daily Herald                 Conceptually, advisory boards are a slam dunk: The Small Business Encyclopedia at entrepreneur.com defines an advisory board as “an informal

4TH QUARTER CLEAN-UP

Business owners have 4th quarter tasks to complete By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the September 28, 2015 Daily Herald                 With three months to go, there’s time (if you move quickly) to