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  •  How many times in your business career have you had to take an approach opposite to the one you thought was right to achieve your targeted outcome? What about in your personal life? Allow me to share an example. During a round of golf, I teed up the ball on a narrow par-four hole. There was a large pond on the right that ran the entire length of the fairway, and I thought I needed to aim...
  • As customers become more sophisticated, competition intensifies and costs escalate, aggressive companies hunt for new and more productive means of increasing revenue and profit. The results of these efforts include mergers, buyouts, product additions and deletions, service modifications and business diversification. Yet, these aggressive companies often fail to reach their financial or time-...
  • Part three in the e-glass Special series on family businesses. Whether they identify company weaknesses, develop growth strategies or create a succession plan, outside consultants or business coaches provide help to many family businesses in the glass industry...
  • Family-owned glass companies keep it casual Part one of three in the e-glass family business Special SeriesFrom small companies such as the seven-person Gordon & Sons Glass and Mirrors in Philadelphia, to giants such as the 2,400-person Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. of Tamarac, Fla., family businesses make up a huge portion of the U.S. glass industry...
  • Click here to complete a survey about the use of coaches in the glass industry Managers should enlist the help of business coaches during two critical times: When a company exudes health and when it struggles along, says John Heinaman, president of Heinaman Contract Glazing in Lake Forest, Calif. ...
  • How to attract and keep good employees
    Good help is hard to find, and as a result, your role as an employer has changed. As a “boss,” it’s not enough to throw out a few orders and sign checks. Instead, you must create a work environment and culture that new employees will latch onto and value. Rarely are you going to find good help; you must create good help. In an issue of the Harvard Business Journal last year, one...
  • Understanding the basics
    Maintaining cash flow remains one of the most common challenges glass company managers face. Everyone, from manufacturers to glazing subcontractors, distributors to builders, and retailers to suppliers, is subject to the same type of progress payments that characterize nearly every sector of the construction field. Contractors and subcontractors usually receive payments 30, 60 or 90 days into the...
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