To be an effective manager you must know yourself by examining your motivation for working and wanting to own or run a business. Unless you feel people can be enhanced, developed and "grown," you will undoubtedly be unhappy and unproductive, and more importantly, you will be counterproductive to those you manage.
Many of us talk about how we make customers our number-one priority. But surprisingly, this area is sometimes cast aside, lacking the necessary effort or without solid direction.
A few weeks ago, a client was interested in changing his company’s remuneration plan. We came up with a pay plan that could give a company important advantages.
If you want to get all the sales you can get, there is only one person who can decide if it should be a sales or a rental, and that person is the customer.
Sending and paying bills online can reduce paper waste and save a significant amount of money for the billing company.
Sending and paying utility bills is never fun, but the process might be getting a little easier for all parties involved, thanks to an Internet bill delivery and payment system developed by MSFDC, a joint venture between Microsoft Corp. and First Data Corp. Currently, some of the largest billers and bill processors in the country are participating in a pilot program that will allow their customers to receive and pay customized bills over the Internet.
Billing & payment
People and money! That's the answer you're likely to get if you ask the typical family business owner to name the two biggest problems in running a successful operation.
A Prince George's County, Maryland, study in sustainable development has yielded beneficial results for both developers and the environment including reduced construction cost, higher lot yield and cleaner water.
All successful bottled water and water filtration business owners know that the integration of all operational phases of their business is crucial.
These are times of constant change and technology advancement. Improvements in computers, data communications and science and engineering affect every aspect of the way we live, work and survive. They have also influenced and changed the way many routine and specialty tasks are performed. However, until recently there has been one area in wastewater management that has seen very little change. This area is the way sewer systems are monitored and managed.
This article details the new automation systems that are being designed for sewer system monitoring and managing.
A deteriorating infrastructure is one of the biggest concerns for municipal wastewater systems. According to the EPA's 1992 Needs Survey Report to Congress, $46.8 billion is needed over the next two decades to rehabilitate and upgrade aging equipment at treatment plants, many of which were built or expanded in the late '70s and early '80s with the aid of federal grants. Particularly hard hit are smaller wastewater authorities.
Proper maintenance programs and advanced coatings have helped a New York resort town battle corrosion at their wastewater plant.