Dan McDevitt Articles
Management, Can You Help Me Here?
In business, you want a clear picture of what is going on. Let's just take it step by step and look at a business. Hospitality and lodging properties have as many challenges as any other business. Most see the show from the audience, not seeing the work backstage. Monitoring lodging assets requires skill, knowledge and some artistry. Let's take a close look at management services. What are your needs, right now, for interim and extended on-site management? You may want to look at the franchise and management company relationships and determine what is in the best interest of the business you are in. Establish financial monitoring and contols, maintain accounting and cash control. This is your lifeline.
Thanks for Asking What I am Doing
Experience in business relations, training and franchising, can help boost sales and profits. I give my independent focus on the goals, increasing revenues is my job. I write exclusive content for you and with you, tuned individualized copy that will enhance both the message & the messenger. As a business intermediary, representing your business interests, I provide you with cost effective, discreet services in business sales and acquisitions. For you, I create articles and memos on business & leisure interests with both local and global appeal. Let's boost your media, newspaper, newsletter, smoke signal, corporate publications and magazines, to increase audience, attention and acceptance.
Management, What are They Doing All Day?
We can be of service when you want conversation with real world business technicians and associates experienced in management, franchise relations, hospitality & lodging, talent recruitment, brand advancement and business sales, and that is all before lunch some days. Bringing experience in addressing ownership needs, focusing creative minds on exceeding goals, adding team strength, helping increase loyalty and profits is the job. Our chosen niche consulting work is independent and specialized, always focused on the client's interests. We create umbrella group strategies to reach goals, collaborating with select specialists in cultivated networks of professionals in management, marketing, hospitality, acquisitions, media and franchising. We have got work to do.
Mind Your Business to Sell Your Business
Plan to profit from the sale of your business. The better the plan, the better the profit. The plan to sell your business, and the successful sale of your business, is a team effort. As the business owner, you are the team owner. You have a business to run. As a smart business owner, you want to take care of the business, and have your business intermediary manage and coach the team talent you both assembled. You run the business successfully while the team, with precision and skill, sells the business successfully.
Ain't Nobody's Business but Your Own
This is you, this is your decision. Business and personal intersect when releasing the dream. A good plan can keep you from a nightmare. The steps we see working well for both current and future owners includes understanding how to best value, market and manage the transaction. You consider numerous liquidity options and make decisions based on your defined goals. Align yourself with a discreet advisor in making these decisions affecting your proceeds. Prepare yourself when you plan to sell your business.
Live Consultant Thinking: Looking at A Business Coach in the Corporate Strategy
In most sports, certainly in most sports businesses, the line-up is similar. You have the owners, the general manager, other managers, the head coach, coaching staff, trainers, scouts and recruiters, ticket sellers, and hopefully a roster of all-star players. This alignment of tasks and talents works well most of the time. With so many great sports business models to learn from, you wonder why we are slow to acknowledge the important role of coach in general business.
Live Consultant Thinking: Looking at Honest, Confidence and Integrity
We talk about things like honesty, respect, confidence and integrity. You and I are enough alike. Yet, with our individual minds, we see nothing precisely the same. It is important to business owners and their managers that everyone see the big picture, to better understand the business goals. I think it is equally important to question the big picture, to question and study what we are seeing.
Live Consultant Thinking: Step Forward for a Good Work Environment
Smart business owners, managers and supervisors, whatever the business, know that we are dealing with people, product and profit, in that order. Statistical analysis gives us a picture of numbers relative to other numbers, but the numbers do not talk about themselves. They are talking about you and me. These numbers represent human activity. How we relate and communicate with other people, steps we take to have a good work environment, and honor humanity on both sides of the counter, affects the value of product and the quantity of profit.
Live Consultant Thinking: A few Ideas for Supervisors and Managers on Communication
We want people to be comfortable with us, and be comfortable with what we say. You must have comfort, everybody must be comfortable, before you have acceptance. For comfort, for acceptance and success, we should present our facts, information and sales points in three bite size pieces. We all have some answers, things that work for us, and we all are looking for more answers. It seems that the better we communicate and collaborate, the more progress we all make.
Live Consultant Thinking: Some Essence of Managerial Skills
As a business intermediary and consultant, I help with speaking engagements, writing and presenting on business topics. Most people I work with agree that speaking is easier than listening. We struggle with listening. We hear without much effort, but it is the listening part that we need to work on. Both listening and observing are managerial skills that come in handy at work, and at home.
About the Author: Dan McDevitt
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Dan McDevitt is a creative business consultant & intermediary. Experienced in hospitality, management and training, business sales and franchising. He takes a leadership position in helping others, clients and associates, reach their business goals. He has opened and operated several businesses, served in corporate management, marketing and training positions, and is Founder and Director at Marketserve Management & Marketing Studio. His wife Geri is a nurse, and their cat Romeo is the cat in charge.
Dan writes articles and web content to help corporate clients and non-profits communicate with stakeholders and spread their message. He is an award winning author, speaker on leadership and business avancement, and is scheduled to release This British Reverend and Another Business Book in 2010.
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