July 6, 2021

Do You Need to Make Any Half-Time Adjustments in Your Business?

It is always a good idea to take a time out this time of year and review how the first six months have gone versus your business plan. If things are going well, you want to know what is working so you can do more of those things. If things are not going as expected, then you need to make some half-time adjustments. As a […]

June 29, 2021

A Neat Program To Hire An Experienced Glazier

The other day, I ran into a gentleman who worked in a large machine shop, making high-tech metal equipment and he told me this story. A month ago, his company had an open house for all of their past employees and they invited each one personally via a letter and a follow-up phone call. The purpose of the open house was to try and rehire […]

June 22, 2021

Stay Focused and Simplify

Inc.com had a great article this month titled: Rules for the Next 12 Months, by Howard Tullman. It starts with “It’s tempting now to want to rush back to whatever normal is. But trying to get too far ahead of todays reality can bite back.” He focuses on two critical ideas “simplification” and “slow down stay focused. Look before you leap; take your time. This […]

June 15, 2021

Your Employees Are Saying: “Boss, Let’s Talk About The Future Here.”

In a decidedly non-scientific survey, glass shops’ biggest problem is the inability to hire and then retain employees. This thought covers field glaziers, shower door installers, shop workers and office folks as well. Why can’t you hire and retain when there are glass shops that have no problems? Almost every employee who I spoke to wanted better benefits. Only about 20% thought they were underpaid. […]

June 8, 2021

Time to Review Quotes and Costs, as the New Normal Kicks Off

One area that you need to focus on in this economy is understanding your true costs and making sure that your outstanding quotes are still accurate. It has been my experience that many companies do not completely understand their true costs of doing business, often because they don’t make it a practice to keep all costs up to date. Outstanding quotes in your company can […]