Posted by Ken Kaufman on Feb 23, 2012
Innovation seems to happen more frequently and meaningfully in small businesses. Why? Larger companies have a proven business model, and those companies typically hire employees to execute those business models, not discover new ones. This tends to foster...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Feb 21, 2012
As businesses grow their operations to new states, countries, and continents, they have to grapple with the question of running their business as a centralized operation or as decentralized business units. Centralized businesses grow large, but their...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Feb 17, 2012
Do you hire people that are passionate about your company, what it does, and how they can help and add value to it? Or do you hire people that are just looking for a job?   In his book EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey makes an excellent point when...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Feb 15, 2012
I used to work for an organization with tens of thousands of employees, and one day per year the highest paid executives would work alongside the lowest paid employees. It was a way for the leaders to stay in touch with what happens every day.   Yet...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Feb 9, 2012
Customers are the core component of any sustainable enterprise. The science of attracting and keeping customers is, therefore, of critical concern to entrepreneurs and business leaders. So, what are your customers worth? The secret to assessing this value...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Jan 31, 2012
To help more than 50 second graders learn basic economic and business principles, my daughter's elementary school held a bazaar where each student sells goods and services to their classmates. They have $10 to spend on what they sell, and they...
Posted by PressReleases on Jan 25, 2012
Peter Skalla and Brian Thueson bring more  experience and strength to CFOwise team Peter Skalla  Brian Thueson PROVO, Utah, January 23, 2012 - CFOwise announced the addition of Peter Skalla and Brian Thueson to its...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Jan 25, 2012
An interesting thing happens every January. The gym is more full than normal (very frustrating for those of us who go year-round and get used to having the place to ourselves 11 months of the year). Places of worship see increases in attendance and...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Jan 18, 2012
On Thursday, January 12th, 2012 the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) invited four of theTop 25 Under 5 award winners from 2011 to share some of the lessons they've learned while starting, building, and growing their business. I had the...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Jan 4, 2012
Both of my grandfathers were entrepreneurs, men who started and ran one or more small businesses to support their families. They didn't create huge companies, but built lifestyle businesses that added value to themselves and the economy. One of my...