For many people, the process of planning is difficult and the hardest part is getting started. Often the difficulty is staring at the proverbial blank sheet of paper, white board or monitor that is intimidating, causing a case of severe procrastination. But once the plan is started, words, d…
Bicycle/pedestrian bridges on a grand scale are popping up across Northwest Indiana, changing the look and feel of a region best known in the past for big industrial plants belching smoke and not so much for healthy living.
The other day I heard a faint warbling sound in the sky. Looking up, I was able to spy a flight of sandhill cranes making their way north on their annual springtime migration. Just as swallows fly back to Capistrano, cranes, robins, geese, ducks -- and your customers -- all follow seasonal patterns.
Free seminars about selling one's business or transition it to the next generation are planned later this month.
Last week I was asked in an interview, “What are the challenges facing owners of small businesses?” It was a simple yet thought-provoking question.
Your business, my business, every business from the smallest one-person startup to the largest international mega-corporation is made up of many unique components. For the business to be successful, each component must work in harmony with all the others so the company will run smoothly, gro…
To move forward in business or in every other part of life including dieting (please don’t ask me how I know this), it is important to have goals for many reasons.
LAKE STATION | Larry Galler, known as the "Small Business Greatness Coach," will speak at noon Thursday at the Lake Station Chamber of Commerce meeting at the library, 2007 Central Ave.
Over the years I have seen many family businesses with just about every imaginable combination of family members and every combination of ownership, even some that could be construed as bizarre combinations:
Some companies seem to have a revolving door for new employees on their way to becoming former employees. They enter, walk through the place in a circle where they are taught their work responsibilities, introduced to other staff, and then soon leave causing the company to hire someone else …
If you have been reading this column for any length of time you know I often advocate that companies and therefore the people within those companies change to best serve their customers and stay competitive in an ever-changing world. But I attended a meeting where change was the topic, and i…
Years ago someone gave me a little plaque that says, “A Satisfied Customer Isn’t Good Enough!” I keep it on my desk.
Writing on the Google web page, co-founder Larry Page promised to maintain a healthy disregard for the impossible. It is that mindset that gets an entrepreneur's heart beating a little faster, and a little more adrenaline rushing throughout the body.
Every New Year's Day, aside from the social and sporting aspects of today's celebration, many people take a few minutes to reflect on their lives, both personal and business.
Although he did not mention cities in his column (Business, 9/11), Larry Galler did a great service for those who love our cities and towns.
At least once a week someone asks me where I get my inspiration to write these columns. I tell them that, just by observing the business scene, I could probably write a column a day. To illustrate the point, late last week I was sitting innocently in my parked car in front of a large store (…
Family businesses are super-complex things.
I have to admit it. When it comes to attaching Part A to Part B, I'm all thumbs.
If you go to any tourist attraction, you will see plenty of people taking photos using their digital cameras and cellphones.
The other day I stopped at a store to pick up a few needed items. There were only three things on my shopping list: milk, eggs, and toothpaste.
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