ARTICLES - Gazelles Growth Tools
Verne Harnish | March 22nd 2012 | Gazelles Growth Tools, Leadership, Managing a Business, People, Small Business - General, Strategy
Getting your staff on the wellness track is good for them and good for your business. In this article Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles Inc. gives you 5 ideas that companies are already using.
Verne Harnish | February 28th 2012 | Gazelles Growth Tools, Growth, Strategy
Companies I talk to around the world are back to hiring aggressively. However, it’s always taxing to find enough quality candidates to fill the pipeline, especially after the hiring drought many companies have experienced the past couple years; seems everyone is either out of practice and/or their referral networks have dried up. And without a large enough pool of quality candidates, the likelihood of hiring “A” players drops dramatically.
Verne Harnish | August 8th 2011 | Gazelles Growth Tools, Growth, People, Strategy
12 Ways to Defy the Entreprenuerial Law of Gravity! Get rid of your bank lines – Bill Ritchie, CEO of ThinkFun, and his team, focused on cash and reduced what had become a permanent $1.5 million bank line down to zero in 2003. Reduce your cash cycle days – PPR Travel changed the color of their invoice to blue and reduced their cash cycle days by 15. Get customers to help fund your growth – Wild Birds Unlimited accomplished this through an innovative Free Birdseed Storage program.
Verne Harnish | May 10th 2011 | Gazelles Growth Tools, Growth, Innovation, People
Fired up about your company’s strategic plan? Great, but before you commit the rest of the year to executing it, make sure you pass these five litmus tests. If not, head back to the drawing board with your management team. There’s still time to polish it so that you can make the most of 2011! The Growth Guy – Verne Harnish – latest Fortune “Venture” column is out on the newsstands (April 11 edition) and online. See how Randy Cohen, TicketCity; Roger Hardy, Coastal Contacts; Doug Schukar, USA Mortgage; and Tony Petrucciani, Single Source Systems; avoided five strategic mistakes companies make. There are still 3 quarters left in 2011 to course correct! Please take three minutes to read their valuable lessons – and review at your next weekly or monthly meeting. Play to Win!