Articles by Thomas Maskell

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Understanding Quality

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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