When Business Owners Don’t Lead

  Some business owners don’t lead, they may be the boss and manage internal activities, but they’re not true leaders. Running almost any contemporary enterprise, from service provider to challenged manufacturing company requires more and different skills than even 10 years ago. The most important contemporary success component is an inspired leader. In many legacy […]

4 Changes that will Fix Your Small Company - Lauterback Consulting

4 Changes that will Fix Your Small Company

If you run a business experiencing shrinking sales, employee compliancy or operational inefficiencies, you are not alone. Although more small companies are growing than ever before, many more are lagging for reasons that are easily corrected. . A handful of factors account for most of the problems in smaller companies: • Lack of effective operational […]

Turn your Company into a Science Project - Lauterback Consulting

Turn your Company into a Science Project

Beyond obsolescence, Internet effect or industry consolidation, the solutions to the underperformance problems that face a closely-held company are process driven on all fronts. Beginning with the setting of realistic, attainable goals; every business does better when it has perfected a sustainable process for the critical functions that drive that business. This requires being fully […]

Are you going in tomorrow to do what you did yesterday? - Lauterback Consulting

Are you going in tomorrow to do what you did yesterday?

Let’s say you run a small, non-retail business in a legacy industry (one that hasn’t changed too much in the last 25, or more years). Revenue is several million dollars and things have been flat or modestly up and/or down the last few years. You’ve seen weaker companies fall by the wayside, a couple grow […]

5 Steps to Better Controls for Your Small Business - Lauterback Consulting

5 Steps to Better Controls for Your Small Business

Like any business, small companies today have to be real good at a wider range of operational functions, especially when leaders and staff members have multiple responsibilities. In many of these businesses daily tasks are done from muscle memory rather than in documented steps generally found in multi-level organizations. Now, image a week at your […]