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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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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
Good Customers Can Be Bad
When can good customers be bad? What could be wrong with a customer who buys a lot, pays promptly, and never has a service problem? They might be buying too much. The post Good Customers Can Be Bad appeared first on Awake at 2 o'clock?. [...]
Sun, Aug 21, 2016
What is Your CEO Job Description?
On occasion, a business owner client will ask me if I have a CEO job description. I'm sure such exist in large corporations, but for an owner-managed company it's a bit vague. The simple (and usual) answer is that the … Continue reading → The post What is Your CEO Job [...]
Sun, Aug 14, 2016
The Immortal Business Goes on Forever
Do you run an immortal business? I hope so. If you answered “no,” or even hesitated to be sure of your response, then you don't think of your business as immortal. The post The Immortal Business Goes on Forever appeared first on Awake at 2 o'clock?. [...]
Sun, Aug 07, 2016
Employee Peer Review: The Internal Market
There are various approaches to employee peer review. Comprehensive multi-level feedback, top-down and bottom-up comparisons, and even the lightening fast Stoplight 360 I wrote about here a few years ago. In may instances, however, the most powerful rating system is … Continue reading → The post Employee Peer Review: The Internal [...]
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

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