Main Street And The Street

  • Five Critical Steps to Maximize Resource Flexibility (5/26/2016) by Lea Strickland - Article previously appeared on Mainstreet.com (2009) Companies of all sizes have historically relied upon their workforce to provide the flexibility necessary to compete.  Unfortunately, compensation and benefit costs have created a dilemma - business can’t ...
  • How to Bring in the First Customer (12/11/2012) by Lea Strickland - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (MainStreet) -- Would you do business with someone you don't know? What about someone who hasn't been in business very long? Would you want to be the guinea pig for a ...
  • Getting Business Is Easier Than Getting Paid (10/29/2012) by Lea Strickland - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Eavesdropping is not intentional, but some days you just can't help but overhear a conversation in a restaurant. I recently had one of those days. As I was sitting on the ...
  • Does Your Business Need an iPhone 5? Really? (9/26/2012) by Lea Strickland - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (MainStreet) -- One of the toughest financial controls an organization can put in place is evaluating expenditures in terms of need -- for instance, if you can't do business without it ...
  • Is Your Business a National Debt Crisis Look-Alike? (9/10/2012) by Lea Strickland - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The debt clock is ticking up to over $16 trillion. Student loan debt (which has exceeded $1 trillion) now exceeds credit card debt (approximately $800 billion). Politicians are debating its impact ...
  • The Four Pillars of Peak Business Performance (8/28/2012) by Lea Strickland - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Getting your organization to work at maximum performance requires everyone to work together toward common goals and objectives. It also requires each person to be clear on role and responsibilities, as ...
  • It Doesn’t Work for Long When Managers ‘Work the Numbers’ (8/1/2012) by Lea Strickland - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Many inexperienced (and even some experienced) managers and executives get caught up in the "management" of internal issues and "working the numbers." They forget that serving the customer is the objective. ...
  • Business CPR: Cash, Prospects and Revenues (7/11/2012) by Lea Strickland - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It doesn't matter what your prospects are a year from now or a month from now, if you can't pay your employees and vendors today. Cash flow determines whether you stay ...
  • Power Is a Scarce Commodity For Mobile Entrepreneurs (5/25/2012) by Lea Strickland - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The more technology I acquire and the more mobile I am, the more convinced I am that we need more power outlets. There never seem to be enough available outlets (or ...
  • Sales Tax Isn’t Killing Your Store (5/16/2012) by Lea Strickland - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The media is constantly buzzing about real world retailers being unable to compete against online stores that provide the same merchandise. The stories often focus on the advantage online retailers have ...
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