Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Quote Made Me Pause

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.

Tom Peters

I love it when I run across something that causes me to pause for a minute and think. Recently, I saw the above quote and it made me rethink about the work I do in my business, and the things I can do to make it better.

Of course I am like everyone else out there performing tasks. There never seems to be enough time to get things done. If only I had another hour, an additional day-I could just finish things. Well, we know that never seems to work. But, today I realized that it is not always about the big changes that can be made, but the small changes that can simplify things in my business and in my life. Perhaps it is the omission of one step in my business process. Maybe I should not deal with a particular client who isn't beneficial in helping me take my business in the direction I want it to go. Perhaps I should forgot the one step that makes the business process take an additional 20 minutes each day. Whatever it may be I am going to stop and examine everything I do and consider its importance.

You should too. Simplicity is the name of the game. Let's see what steps we can take to make our businesses run more efficiently sans working harder. In doing so, perhaps we can regain some valuable time lost in our lives.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Has Google's Change in Search Ranking Algorithms Affected Your Business?

Recently Google made a major change in the way they ranked their search ranking algorithms. This was done to prevent websites from manipulating search engine rankings. In other words, weed out the "content farms," as they are known. Those are the sites that put information everywhere, the information is repetitive, or creatively re-worded, and the information is often useless.

I know opinions vary on what sites fall in to this category. The bottom line here, and lesson to be re-learned is always diversify. It is never smart to place all your faith in one field. You must branch out, take chances, and constantly create new things, and develop new ideas to allow for business expansion.

This is the time for many to go back to the drawing board and review your business practices. Continue to find new ways to keep your ranking high.