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Awake at 2 o’clock? is, and has been since 2008, my writings on the myriad of roles of a business owner. It covers the day-to-day realities of running a company; marketing, sales, management, finance, leadership and planning. While I clearly write from a pro-entrepreneurial point of view, the articles focus on practical advice and experiences that include all aspects of business.

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Ownership Transfer and Employee Security
When we start planning for the sale of a company, many owners ask me about sharing information with employees. They are naturally concerned that an ownership transfer will cause their workers to seek more secure positions elsewhere. This is true whether … Continue reading → The post Ownership Transfer and Employee [...]
Sun, Sep 25, 2016
Generational Differences and Identity Politics
Generational differences are a hot topic for organizational behaviorists. Is this a real issue, or is it just the current management fad? “Never in history have we seen four generations together in the workplace. The post Generational Differences and Identity Politics appeared first on Awake at 2 o'clock?. [...]
Sun, Sep 18, 2016
Employee Gratitude isn't Loyalty
Most of us have heard something like this expression of employee gratitude. “I've enjoyed working here. You taught me so much, and you've always treated me well. The post Employee Gratitude isn't Loyalty appeared first on Awake at 2 o'clock?. [...]
Sun, Sep 11, 2016
Is Your Business Built on Individual Heroics?
Great employees are a wonderful gift, but individual heroics aren't healthy for your business. Someday, you will start thinking about leaving the business. Perhaps you already do. The post Is Your Business Built on Individual Heroics? appeared first on Awake at 2 o'clock?. [...]
Sun, Sep 04, 2016
Maximize Resources – Use What You Have
Every owner wants to maximize resources. The whole concept of profitability is based on doing the most with the least, but we often are trapped in the prevailing thought pattern about how things “should” be done. When taking a car … Continue reading → The post Maximize Resources – Use What [...]
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

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