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Breaking With Your Business Legacy

Breaking With Your Business Legacy

Bill was a hard worker in an extremely competitive industry, but margins did not provide enough of a return on his investment or his hard work. What Bill didn’t realize was that most of his competition had failed and disappeared.

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Cooking Up Wealth The Right Way

Cooking Up Wealth The Right Way

Sara and Bill ran a typical “Mom and Pop” coffee shop/diner; a steady if unspectacular business.  But Bill and Sara encountered lots of folks who figured they, too, could run a successful restaurant just because they enjoyed eating out.

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He Just Couldn't Pass the Torch

He Just Couldn't Pass the Torch

Sam was from the old school. Sam ran the industrial paint and coatings company profitably, if autocratically, but had no faith in his son’s ability to carry on the business.

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The Key to Future Value is the Wisdom to Wait

The Key to Future Value is the Wisdom to Wait

Gary’s local downtown area was undergoing significant change. The city center had many vacant buildings. Gary saw an opportunity -- buy, renovate and rent these empty buildings, but only if he could “buy them right.”

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Newspaper Book Review

Newspaper Book Review

Mind + Metrics = Success By Tom Durkin, in the business section of The Union — Nevada County

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Big Bottleneck Disappears After Firm Changes Focus

Big Bottleneck Disappears After Firm Changes Focus

Roger's equipment manufacturing for the building industry was growing, buy why were the profits squeezed?

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Never-Ending Improvement Builds Net Worth

Never-Ending Improvement Builds Net Worth

Business was booming for Gordon's fiberglass boat manufacturing, even when they added a second shift production was still not meeting demand.

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A Crisis Becomes a Catalyst

A Crisis Becomes a Catalyst

Charlie's engineering company won a 2-year state contract to improve 25 miles of highway. It was soon apparent they had significantly underestimated the costs and were heading for a loss of several hundred thousand dollars.

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What You Can Measure, You Can Manage

What You Can Measure, You Can Manage

Bill was a painting contractor. He signed a contract to repaint a large motel but the job was falling behind schedule and facing penalties for not finishing on time.

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