Articles by Thomas Maskell

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Understanding Quality

December 1, 2009
One of the key aspects of any business, whether it makes a product or delivers a service, is quality. But what is quality?
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Take the Risk Out of Your Next Expansion

August 1, 2009
If improperly managed, growth can drain cash from your business and build risk into its operations.
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Guest Blog: Surviving Tough Times

May 5, 2009
If your company is experiencing hard times, remember this simple axiom: profits grow the business while negative cash flows bankrupt it. When you are in survival mode, cash is king and profits are secondary.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: A Plan Is Not a Budget

March 1, 2009
A manager has three basic tasks: planning, organizing and controlling. It is through these three activities that the manager directs his business or function.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Thinking Outside the Box

December 1, 2008
The phrase thinking outside the box has always intrigued me. It’s catchy, but what does it mean? What is this box that we are supposed to think outside of?
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