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Philip Beyer

Systemic Success

By Philip Beyer

About Philip

Philip Beyer realized his calling to business and leadership roles while still in his teens and established his first business in his early twenties. Currently, founder and president of Beyer Printing and Ebiz Products in Nashville, TN, Philip is also a business systems analyst and consultant, author of “System Busters: How to Stop Them In Your Business,” and InterTech award-recipient for designing and developing System100™ business process management software.
 

Daily Routines—Not So Routine

As a business grows, the complexity of the operation often multiplies exponentially. This happened to Linda, owner of a thriving commercial printing company, who was seeking a solution to get a handle on the daily operations. I remember the day Linda and her husband Ron flew down to Tennessee to pay us a visit.  Read More >>

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Be My Guests: Preparing for Invasion

My week began with a call from “the big sales guy” of a large company out of state; a potential ongoing customer for our commercial printing company, that could make all the difference in our bottom line for the next few years at least—IF we are who we say we are!  Read More >>

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Too Many Wimpy Bosses

What is it in many people today that makes them feel so ENTITLED to equal status, even as a new hire, that they seem to lack the ability to show respect for those who have seniority or ownership in a business?  Read More >>

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Scoreboarding: Planning to Win! Part 2 (Includes Video)

Hope you were able to read our last blog: "Scoreboarding: Planning to Win! (Part 1 - Benchmarking Lean Manufacturing)...and that you also watched the video linked to that blog. If not, after you read this blog, I dare say, you’ll want to go back and catch Part 1.  Read More >>

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Scoreboarding: Planning to Win! Part 1 (Includes Video)

Can you imagine attending a sports event that doesn’t have a scoreboard? You wouldn’t know what inning, quarter or round the game was in, or how much time was left in the game. You wouldn't know who was winning or losing! You simply wouldn’t know the SCORE! With a Scoreboard System, everyone in the organization can see in real time and at-a-glance, the progress of assigned task or projects.  Read More >>

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A Triple Crown

With the Triple Crown horse races in mind, I thought to blog this week about the main "legs" that make up a thoroughbred business. Winning or placing in these legs is what separates a business from the rest of the herd of standard-run businesses.  Read More >>

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Leadership: Ordinary to Extraordinary

“People who are content with what they don’t know; happy to remain ignorant about what they don’t understand; complacent about what they haven’t analyzed; and comfortable living with problems they haven’t solved...such people cannot lead!”  Read More >>

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The FORGETTING Curve

When you have implemented a complete, written operations manual—you are more than 90 percent of the way to conquering the problem and consequences of forgetting.  Read More >>

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Truth is Greater Than Fiction

So, take the entertainment industry—PLEASE! But, seriously—let's look at some TRUTHS and also some of the FICTION or MYTHS about business. Before I begin, let me assure you, the point of this blog is not to off-handedly criticize the entertainment industry, but to make what I think you'll agree is a valid point.  Read More >>

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The Customer Complaint System

Misplaced something? It has always puzzled me that the Airlines, for example, will spend millions on systems to get lost luggage back to passengers—no matter where they are—yet, their rate of lost luggage is often so high, they seem to lack systems to address the problem of losing it in the FIRST place!  Read More >>

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Alice in Wonder-Where-You're-Going Land

Owning a business is the opportunity of a lifetime! We've all seen the "rich" and "famous" doing it, right? But, like in Alice’s Wonderland, in the mythological and uncharted world of business, we can have an entrepreneurial attack and jump in with both feet—down the “rabbit hole” of owning our own business—only to find that nothing is quite what it’s supposed to be.  Read More >>

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The Magoo Syndrome

You might remember the Mr. Magoo cartoons, years ago. While Magoo drove his motor car—smiling, singing, and enjoying his day—bedlam was always breaking out all around him. It was the OTHER people who were the recipients of Magoo’s erratic and chaotic handling of his vehicle. More than a few business owners seem to suffer from “The Magoo Syndrome!” Could that be YOU?

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Purple Highlighters and Hoarders

One thing I’ve learned about implementing systems over twenty-plus years—you need the INPUT and buy-in from your employees, so if they want something as small as using the color purple to improve a system, you just go with it.  Read More >>

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The Fly and the Hair

Why, you might ask, do franchises succeed? The simple fact is—they have proven systems for operating, which ensures quality and service. Yes, franchises have their problems; they’re NOT perfect.  Read More >>

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Thirteen Eggs

I met with several business associates and affiliates recently to plan an upcoming Webinar we had titled, "Boss in a Box,” a nickname some had given our software, System100, because it allows companies to operate AS IF the boss/owner has been cloned, so as to oversee every job at once. One associate, Merle, a business owner from Hendersonville, TN, is an authentic country boy (the real deal, y’all!), and amazingly good-natured about being called our “redneck millionaire,” due to his...  Read More >>

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The View From My Window

I have no problem with business owners who enjoy working in their companies as production managers, or wearing a multitude of hats. I know many owners who have been happy and successful operating their businesses that way. As for me,  Read More >>

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Never Judge a System by Its Abuse!

There will be good days, and there will be bad days in setting up really workable systems for your business. You will encounter push back and, unfortunately, abuse. But, implementing and adhering to great systems proves the need of them in the end!  Read More >>

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When Faith Becomes Sight

In my business—when we first put a system in place to measure ALL of our non-conformances—I was stunned, to say the least, at how much money we were losing on jobs having to be reworked; not to mention the other non-conformances plaguing our company.  Read More >>

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When Tipped...What's in YOUR Cup?

In 2009, when the "great recession" hit, we lost a major part of our business, forcing us to reduce staff by more than half. I can tell you...that tipped our "cup" and put a strain on our remaining staff; also on our existing systems.  Read More >>

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Things You Say You Don't Know

With just a little thought and creativity you can FIX the things you DO know, that are causing chaos in your company. Many fixes are very simple to implement with just a little initiative and team work.  Read More >>

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