A Passion for Pizza and People Tell us about your career with Domino’s, when it began and when you took over as CEO. I’ve been here seventeen years. I joined in 1997 and became CEO in early 2010. What was your educational background before you entered the business world? I completed my undergraduate at the […]
Patrick Finn is an entrepreneur who came to the United States as an Irish immigrant with skills in the construction trades. Like so many other immigrants before him, Patrick decided that the path to a better life for himself and his family was to create his own business from the skills which he possessed. Patrick […]
Dave Alwan’s grandfather opened a grocery store in Peoria, IL in 1947. Like so many families who own a small business, Dave grew up in the family business. As a teen-ager Dave learned the business behind the counter by wearing a white butcher’s coat and cutting up stew meat by hand. And, there is no […]
Thesis Painting is like many other small businesses—it was built on the skills of family members. Angelo Spyridakis came to America as a Greek immigrant who worked as a painter with his father and brother. But Angelo didn’t have the goal of making it in America simply as a craftsman with a job—he had the […]
NEW: Watch The Interview on YouTube! American Business Magazine recently sat down with T. Boome Pickens on the very day his energy initiative was rolled out by President Obama, who spoke about the Boone Initiative during his State Of The Union address. It was a privilege to speak with an entrepreneur who is perhaps as […]
If any privately held or publicly traded business did their books like Washington does, they would have been in jail a long time ago – forget about Sarbanes-Oxley.
Whether you are the owner of an IT consulting firm that employs a few hundred people or a boutique owner that personalizes holiday gifts, the chance of being audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing. Managing your company through these economic times is difficult, but an IRS audit has the potential to take […]
Selling a business has its pros and cons —you’ll probably have more money than you’ve ever had before (unless you’ve sold other businesses), but you’ll be sharing some of your profits with the government.
The most common issues facing owners of small to medium size businesses can be distilled to these three concerns: how to increase brand awareness, how to secure legitimacy and how to generate brand loyalty—all without tapping a large marketing budget. While there are no magic bullets in business or in life, companies can make crowdsourcing […]
Many software publishers have discovered that auditing their customers can result in increased revenue. Publishers initiated hundreds of audits in 2013, and many unsuspecting audit targets learned that audit resolutions can be extremely costly. In many cases, the auditors approach the technology team and get responses quickly, before the team involves legal counsel or other […]
Own a business long enough and you’ll develop an acute form of blindness — a myopic mindset that doesn’t stop you from envisioning your goals, but does render you incapable of recognizing the exact issues preventing you from reaching them. You have a nagging feeling that you could be reaching further and doing more, but […]
Guarding the Gates of Organizational Improvement With so many change agents, change initiatives, and transformational changes, swarming the marketplace, clearly a lot is changing in business—or is it? In actuality, what makes organizational change a challenge is all that surrounds it, not the change itself. So let’s cover how change initiatives in organizations get stuck […]
Teaming—an arrangement in which two or more companies join to pursue and bid on government contracts—is commonly used today in the world of government contracting. Why enter into a teaming arrangement? When you team with another business, you have access to key personnel, equipment, financial resources, bonding, contacts, skills, experience and expertise—all of which are […]
Ordinary Ordinary just won’t work anymore. As a small business owner, you need cutting-edge solutions to never-before-seen problems and clever ideas for those recurring headaches that have always plagued you. Research indicates that a handful of star performers create the vast majority of valuable ideas for their organizations. These top thinkers, who also deliver stellar […]