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Business Accelerants Memos

Valuable Advice and Insights on Running a Business

Ethical Behavior Keeps You Standing Up—Avoiding the Pit Fall

By Business Accelerants™ | 2019 January 1 |

As a volunteer for SCORE, each year I have to review ethics and culture materials and reaffirm my support for those ideals. I do the same for a professional organization I’ve belonged to for decades, the IEEE. Recently the Archbishop for Portland sent a note to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Portland after the report…

Value and Growth

By Business Accelerants™ | 2018 December 28 |

Springs, Fall 2018 Vol 57 No 4:https://issuu.com/springmanufacturersinstitute/docs/smi_fall_2018/36

Don’t Build Walls—Don’t Hunker Down in Silos—Build Bridges Across the Gaps

By Business Accelerants™ | 2018 December 18 |

For millennia people have been building walls to protect people inside and keep others out—to separate one set of people from another set of people—good versus bad. The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous, but not nearly the oldest. 7 Famous Border Walls It’s only natural for animals and humans to…

Don’t Go It Alone

By Business Accelerants™ | 2018 December 1 |

Even though, as a small business owner, I may feel alone at times, the truth is that I have many people to turn to for collaboration, advice, and friendship. This last month I’ve had occasion to meet with doctors, surgeons, colleagues, customers, financial planners, family, friends. I got a bills for car, professional liability, home…

Make a Difference—VOTE

By Business Accelerants™ | 2018 October 31 |

It does not matter which side of the aisle or which side of the issue you are on. Just as in business we want to see all employees engaged, our country needs all of its people that are eligible to vote, to exercise their rights. I just returned from a trade association meeting for the…

The Value of Springing Back

By Business Accelerants™ | 2018 October 15 |

Springs are used in everything imaginable. Anything with a battery has a metal spring or two to provide the electrical connections. Cars and trucks, trains and planes all use springs to make the ride on the ground more comfortable. Springs help to close doors and cabinets. Springs are used in cardiac pacemakers. Hundreds of companies,…

Don’t Be So Formal. Let’s Be Social.

By Business Accelerants™ | 2018 August 1 |

Formals are still an event that happens at a high school. Everyone gets dressed up and gathers for a dance. All are nervous. On the other hand, one can attend a social. Things are more casual and relaxed-much less jitters to contend with. Formal media (juried reference sources, newspapers with tough editors, radio/television advertising) have…