Category Archives: Small Business

Study Reveals Business-Changing Journey for Small Businesses

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Many economists have surmised that the health of U.S. small businesses is key to the health of the U.S. economy. In fact, a Forbes article by Ian Shepherdson, “Small Businesses Are The (Missing) Key To … Continue reading

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How a National Role Model in Restaurant Management Makes “Impact Globally”

By Christine Schaefer Baldrige Award-winning K&N Management—developer of the Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes fast-casual restaurant brand based in Austin, Texas—is featured in the cover story of the October/November 2016 issue of Facilitator, a trade publication for members of … Continue reading

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Accelerating a Common Culture, Especially after Mergers, Acquisitions

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Nearly three years ago, my health system merged with another system in our market [but] . . . we still occasionally hear “we/they” comments, particularly among the longer-tenured staff. What suggestions can you provide in addition to what … Continue reading

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Why I Love This Time of Year

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon All the flowering trees are budding and the flowering bulbs are coming alive. Living in the Washington, DC area, how can you not love the cherry blossom trees blooming? And they are just … Continue reading

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CEOs’ Top 4 Challenges and Baldrige Are a Perfect Match

The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2015—Creating Opportunity Out of Adversity: Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations asked CEOs, presidents, and chairs of businesses across the globe to identify their most critical challenges. (Harry Hertz discussed this study—and four other studies on topic … Continue reading

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