Time is Inventory.
Here’s something to help the Engineer understand the importance of Time:
“Let’s say we sold computers. Every day I buy 8 computers and stick them in the corner. At the end of the day if we only sell 3 of them, I take the other 5 and throw them in the dumpster and start again tomorrow. How long do you think I would stay in business if I worked my inventory that way?”
(The Engineer ALWAYS agrees that we would go out of business.)
At home, I love to relax in my garden – but much as I might like the idea of being a keen gardener, maintaining and improving my garden, for years being a business owner meant I forever seemed “too busy” to actually do any gardening.
Most business owner or managers have had to deal with insubordination at some point.
In fact just the mention of this probably brings back painful memories of arguing with a stubborn employee that refused to perform some critical task.
Just in time to qualify for the Academy Awards, we're proud to bring you the new introductory screen for MSP Business Management Videos!
We hope to bring more video content in 2012, including video logs (VLOGS, as the kids call 'em), demonstration videos, on the spot reports and much, much more.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream is probably a mantra you might fondly remember from your childhood.
In fact your family might have even chanted this as you drove to the local ice cream parlor to get that sweet treat.
However, what impact could ice cream possibly have on IT marketing for a computer business?
How many times has this scenario happened to you?
Pulling up the website of a company to find out some scrap of information - their contact number, email address or even how to order their product - and you're completely lost in a world of pop up pages, hard to read text and, worst of all, the dreaded Flash loading screen.
You can't find a damn thing you came looking for and quickly click away in disgust.
"What gives you more value when you have less of it?"
This is a riddle that has confounded computer business owners and entrepreneurs everywhere.
The framework for this question and the ultimate answer dawned on me during an episode of Shark Tank.
We wanted to wish pre-Thanksgiving greetings to all our readers in the United States.
I thought this was the time to give a nod over to the soldiers of the IT industry, the techs.
I've never run an MSP or IT support company before, so take this blog post worth a grain of silicon, but I have been working off and on in the tech industry for about 20 years now.
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