Category: Planning

Culture and the Hierarchy of Needs

Culture Simply- On August 3rd, I hosted a discussion about Culture. I titled the discussion Culture Simply. Most of us know that culture is not simple. This facilitated a great discussion about culture and its evolution in today’s society. One of the participants asked if there was any culture expectation for a company, as far… Read more »

Communication in Family Business

Family communication in business can be challenging. Communication within a family business is challenging, whether the communication is within the same generation or different generations. It is critical for the longevity of the family business to work on communication.  Within the same generation, the things that negatively affect communication include egos, emotions, fear or distrust…. Read more »

Family Communication in Business- by Marla J Noel

Family communication in business can be challenging. Things are said that should not be said, or things that should be said are not. Whether the communication is within the same generation or different generations, it can always be challenging. This is why family meetings are critical to the long-term health of a family business. Within… Read more »

Strategic Planning- it’s hard but helpful

Strategic Planning is not an easy process, and time consuming, which is a challenge for most entrepreneurs. For an effective strategic planning meeting, a lot of information is required. Information regarding market share, financial statements, documentation of past marketing processes and customer information should be developed. I can just see the eye roll that most… Read more »

The Culture Process- by Marla J. Noel

Happiness When you run a business or a component of a business, you are responsible for the people that work for you. You are responsible for their happiness and satisfaction for their lives at work, to some degree. Each person is responsible for their own happiness. However, you will have a lot to do with… Read more »