How do you vet new vendors and suppliers?

by Todd McDonald on May 27, 2015

When it comes to finding a reliable contractor or service provider for home repairs and odd jobs, more and more people are turning to online review websites like Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor and even Google reviews to find unbiased ratings to help them make decisions about where to invest their hard earned money. But can the [...]


Often, as part of a company’s overall corporate planning process, a S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis is performed. This can be an invaluable exercise to help businesses improve operations, discover opportunities (such as new potential customer groups or broader product distribution), deal with risks and position themselves optimally in the market. But would [...]


If it “ain’t broke” why fix it?

April 15, 2015

During a recent visit to downtown St. Louis, I will admit I was a bit irritated to find a plethora of closed roads, detours and work zones surrounding the Arch. Once I arrived at my destination, albeit a little late and even more frustrated, I just had to find out why. What I learned surprised [...]

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What do you see when you look at your packaging problems?

April 1, 2015

Last month, an innocent question on Tumblr sent the Internet into a frenzy debating the color of a dress – some seeing it as white and gold, others as black and blue. Even when Roman Originals, the company that manufactures the dress, confirmed the actual color of the dress (which is black and blue by [...]

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