Systemic Success

Philip Beyer, founder/president of Ebiz Products LLC and founder of Beyer Printing Inc. in Nashville Tenn., is a chronic entrepreneur, business systems analyst and consultant. Author of "System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business" and recipient of an InterTech Technology Award for the design and development of System100 business process management software. Beyer speaks to business owners across the country on how to bring lean, sustainable order to their businesses. Contact him at (615) 425-2652.

When we think of ourselves merely as employees, our expectations are generally low, regarding loyalty and anything more than an hourly wage. Whatever happened to taking ownership of our job or position, in order to help better the company; thereby, improving conditions, opportunities and salaries for all concerned?

What IS under the hood of your business? With hardly any power, your business sputters and stops, causing frustrations to all onboard. Therefore, errors, miscommunications, and mismanagement happen every single day it’s operating. Has it become the norm more than the exception?

I am one of seven brothers, and you can imagine the “king of the hill” games we played as kids. As one of the youngest, I’d get lots of orders from the bigger brothers, and bravely stood up to them with, "You’re not the boss of me!" I didn’t know then, how true that statement was!

The most blogged and written-about topic in business is, SALES, sales and more sales. Next to sales articles, the hot topic is MARKETING, marketing, and more marketing. Business professionals are drawn to these topics like flies to a flame, and will tell you, “Nothing happens without sales.” Consequently, there’s not as much written about Customer Retention versus Sales and Marketing.

let me tell you about a Mighty Giant that promotes Green sustainability, by stomping out waste in your business. Loads of Green money is apt to appear out of nowhere as a result!

I spoke at a Continual Improvement Conference in Lexington Ky., several years ago. Sharing speaker billing with specialists who regularly implement and train companies on the virtues of LEAN, was a privilege. I especially appreciated meeting these Lean authorities and watching their presentations!

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