The Harbaugh Bowl: Sibling Rivalries On Steroids

The Super Bowl matchup is now decided with the two Harbaugh brothers once again facing each other. This time it’s in the ultimate contest; the Super Bowl. Sports are filled with rivalries, but what happens when you add siblings to the rivalries. This earlier article describes many of the high-profile sibling rivalries in sports including the Manning brothers and Williams sisters. (ARTICLE)

RIDING IT OUT: Proactive small businesses can lead the pack in a recovery

 

 HAVE WE FORGOTTEN how to manage our businesses for growth? Economic downturn, Recession, Bottomed-out, Double-Dip. No matter where we are in the economic cycle, we should be proactive, not reactive, by planning and positioning ourselves for an economic recovery before it happens. Many great businesses that are prepared for the upturn, will ride the leading edge of the wave of recovery, and be well positioned to claim an even stronger market position than before the recession.

Recessions challenge businesses of all sizes, but it also helps to create a level playing field between them. As small businesses, we have a strong advantage over large businesses, not only to weather-out the recession, but to react quicker than large businesses, and take advantage of a recovery. As small businesses, we can take advantage of the opportunities in a recovery quicker and more effectively than large companies, because of our flatter organization structure, and ability to make and execute decisions faster. More…