Dominos CEO J. Patrick Doyle

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 […]

Interview With Patrick Finn

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 […]

Swimming with the Sharks

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 an American Success Story

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 […]

Up Close and Personal with T. Boone Pickens

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 […]

Inside The Budget Battle With Congressman Paul Ryan

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.

  • Tax Strategies

  • Are You A Target For The IRS?

    Are You A Target For The IRS?

    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 […]

  • For Sale: Tax Consequences of Selling a Business

    For Sale: Tax Consequences of Selling a Business

    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.

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  • IT & Internet

  • How Software Audits Are Significantly Impacting the Bottom Line

    How Software Audits Are Significantly Impacting the Bottom Line

    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 […]

  • 5 Ways to Realize Server Room Profitability

    5 Ways to Realize Server Room Profitability

    Responsible for storing and distributing data among employees and customers alike, servers are the backbone of just about every modern business. Of course, this type of mission critical power comes at a cost; however, if you strategize your server farm with a budget boosting mindset, you can realize great cost savings in the long run […]

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  • Business Management

  • Five Ogres and an Angel

    Five Ogres and an Angel

    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 […]

  • A Third Generation Approach to Sustainable Farming

    A Third Generation Approach to Sustainable Farming

    Growing up on the same New Hampshire farm that my great-grandfather worked a hundred years ago gave me an appreciation for family farming that has stayed with me. I learned to raise chickens by working on the farm, and I knew from the beginning I wanted a humane farm with organic produce. One of the […]

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  • HR & Employees

  • Want to GROW Your Business Team?

    Want to GROW Your Business Team?

    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 […]

  • Why Small Businesses Need Exceptional Performers

    Why Small Businesses Need Exceptional Performers

    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 […]

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  • Stirring a Business That Cooks

    Stirring a Business That Cooks

    Julia Child’s The French Chef was one of the most popular television shows of the 60s and early 70s. Newly married and an aspiring cook, Carole Kotkin found herself mesmerized by Child’s culinary mastery. When Kotkin learned her idol would be appearing in her hometown of Miami, she couldn’t wait to see Child in person. […]

  • Commercial Real Estate

    Commercial Real Estate

    Looks At Space in New Ways The new economy tenants understand this and look at space in an entirely different fashion. They want space that reflects their culture, their ethos, and their values. Slowly but surely, traditional tenants are starting to understand this same value system. When it becomes the norm, which I think is […]

  • How to Promote Company Culture Through Your Workspace

    How to Promote Company Culture Through Your Workspace

    A company’s rich culture can often be hidden in a sad workspace. Sure, you might have a casual dress code and a spirited softball team, but no one will think much of it if you’re surrounded by plain, white walls on a daily basis. With the ongoing debate around remote workers, it’s important to understand […]

  • Proactive and Collaborative Planning for Event Safety

    Proactive and Collaborative Planning for Event Safety

    With so many headlines noting dangerous or even deadly events, safety is on the minds of many no matter where they go—and that includes both public and private events. That means meeting and event planners must now regard personal safety as an integral component of their planning and preparation. There are many things to think […]

  • Mastering The Art of Healthy Business Relationships

    Mastering The Art of Healthy Business Relationships

    10 Don’ts that Destroy Life-Changing Connections at Work Let’s face it, business relationships can be tough and some even adversely impact careers and the bottom line. Although relationships are a fundamental aspect of the human experience, our dealings with co-workers and superiors, as well as clients and customers, are often riddled with strife and consternation. […]

  • Sales Lessons From the Big Screen

    Sales Lessons From the Big Screen

    The movie The Jone$es (with Lauren Hutton, Demi Moore, and David Duchovny), features a three-minute scene that should be required viewing for anyone aspiring to or currently managing salespeople. Sales executive KC holds a meeting with sales manager Kate and the three sales reps she manages: Steve, Jenn and Mick. Sporting a chic black suit […]

  • Preventing Burnout for New Entrepreneurs

    Preventing Burnout for New Entrepreneurs

    Burnout is all too common for entrepreneurs. As a business coach, I see it happen most often with new entrepreneurs. They are trying to put it all together and make it all fit. Sometimes they are still juggling full- or part-time work with a new business. Entrepreneurs have a big vision and are excited to […]

  • Dave Says...

    Dave Says…

    Dear Dave, I have an opportunity to buy a small business. What should I look for and what things should I check on before I make my decision? Al Dear Al, The first thing you have to be absolutely certain of is that you’re going to wake up every morning and be excited you get […]

  • Adopting Social Good as a Core Business Practice

    Adopting Social Good as a Core Business Practice

    Contributing to the social good is increasingly important for many corporations as management and staff express desires to be good community citizens. Some of these companies are setting up giving that is based on their total profit, such as Ben & Jerry’s long-term giving of 7.5 percent of pretax profit to its foundation. Other firms […]

  • Telltale Signs of Adult ADHD

    Telltale Signs of Adult ADHD

    With high profile celebrities like NBC’s ‘The Voice’ judge Adam Levine, TV news broadcasters like Phoenix-based Kaley O’Kelley, and others like “The ADHD CEO” Greg Selkoe now publicly owning their ADHD diagnosis, it begs many questions: How does one know if they have adult ADHD—what are the signs? Can problems with punctuality, organization, and focus […]

  • Bankable Leadership:

    Bankable Leadership:

    Delivering Happy People and Bottom-Line Results Why won’t my employees just do what I tell them? Why am I struggling to motivate my team? Why aren’t they giving me the performance I need? If any of these questions sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. You were probably promoted because you’re a competent technical professional. […]

  • Do's and Don'ts of  Selling Your Business

    Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Business

    As a business owner, it is almost inevitable that you will face a time (or a few times) when you will consider or have the opportunity to sell your company. This can be a difficult choice to make, and it’s important that this decision is not made in haste. My current company, Vocalocity, is the […]

  • Succeeding When You're Supposed to Fail & Failing When You're Supposed to Succeed

    Succeeding When You’re Supposed to Fail & Failing When You’re Supposed to Succeed

    Percy Spencer was supposed to be a complete failure in life. His father worked in a sawmill, until he tragically died in a freak accident when Percy was a toddler. His mother soon left him an orphan. But Percy’s uncle took a liking to him and took him in, and he developed a special bond […]

  • Solving 3 Common SMB Pain Points with Cloud & Tablet Technology

    Solving 3 Common SMB Pain Points with Cloud & Tablet Technology

    Increasing efficiency for small and medium- sized business (SMB) means eliminating unnecessary processes in order to maximize available budgets and resources. Today, SMBs are moving away from paper intensive processes by digitizing office documents to improve everyday workflow and business operations. SMBs are increasingly incorporating cloud-based solutions to enhance the digitization of their businesses. Acting […]

  • Positioning Your American Made Product

    Positioning Your American Made Product

    Business owners are bombarded with one key theme surrounding the U.S. economy: struggle. However, if we look beyond the news reports and pessimism, we can find bright spots and areas of growth. American manufacturing is making a comeback—a comeback large enough to reshore jobs and garner massive public support. As domestic manufacturers, we can utilize […]

  • 6 Steps to Bolstering Your Business by Sharpening Your Leadership Vision

    6 Steps to Bolstering Your Business by Sharpening Your Leadership Vision

    Most business owners understand the need for strategy when it comes to leading their organizations toward a successful future, especially in today’s business landscape where uncertainty reigns across all industries. The ability to think strategically and navigate change effectively is key to creating a sustainable organization. Yet true strategic thinking and planning skills are a […]

  • So You Want to be an Entrepreneur? Screw Up First.

    So You Want to be an Entrepreneur? Screw Up First.

    “If you’re going through hell, keep going…” There could not be a more fitting phrase to sum up the experiences that led me to start my current venture, ArkNet Media, not to mention the period of time when I was getting my business off the ground. As a young, bright-eyed student at Indiana University, I […]

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