On October 8, 2018, Glenn Peterson, President of Primo Flight Parts, Inc. (PFP), faced an important deadline: In one week, he needed to finalize his 2019 proposed budget so that supporting materials could be assembled and sent to the Board of Directors in advance of its October 23 meeting, when (he hoped) the budget would …
How does MCS grow from a small business to a mid-size business? MCS is currently in an in-between phase, too big to be considered small in some industries categories and too small to be considered mid-size in others.
The Wikyo Akala Project (WAP) was a cooperative set up as a social enterprise that sought to pool the efforts of the sandal makers in the Korogocho area, Nairobi, Kenya, in order to improve their sales revenue using the internet platform. WAP struggled to survive as a “bricks-and-mortar” social enterprise in the first six years …
Masana Twala and Emily Brown, the co-founders of ME Data Services (MEDS), believed they had identified an excellent opportunity in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) domain. They were excited to set their idea in motion and, as many technology services entrepreneurs do, they feared that if they did not act promptly they could lose this …
Justin Hurd, a regional manager for Marten Transport, Ltd. (Marten), knows that Marten’s data gathering initiative had produced a wealth of information related to these issues, but how could this data be transformed into useful, actionable metrics that could reduce inefficiencies and protect Marten’s bottom line?
Mike, the head manager of Mellow Mushroom Tampa, is considering replacing his manual employee scheduling system with an automated system named Schedulefly. As he considers the complexities of the system and its potential implications for employees, he wonders if he should really go forward with the project.
Chris Milan, Managing Director of Southeastern Region at Tribridge, Inc., is considering the installation and implementation of the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) Yammer. He has to decide whether to go forward and, if he does, how to implement it and what it can be expected to achieve.
Calvin Jones, DMD, had bought into a successful practice that now seemed to be falling apart around issues such as questionable spending. His partner had just informed him that he wanted to dissolve their business relationship. Was there still a way to salvage the relationship? What could Dr. Calvin Jones do?
Should Mission Critical Solutions (MCS) stay converged in a functional organization strategy with capability-based teams, or organize into separate standalone entities with unique identities and separate overheads, focusing more on the individual capability-based technology specialization?
A firm that specializes in setting up computer systems is asked by a potential client to guarantee 100% security. Knowing that is an impossible request, the owner considers what he might offer as a counter proposal that would make sense.