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 […]
Everyone should know that your brand is of real value. Its value to your business can be measured and tracked. But did you know that your brand meaning is the root of all of your brand’s persuasive ability? It is, and if you don’t manage that ability, you are leaving money on the table no […]
While even the word negotiation can evoke fear, stress, and anxiety for many, the intent is quite simple: to discuss and ultimately agree on a deal. Whether it’s a multi-million dollar contract or just deciding where to meet for lunch, life is rife with negotiations. And, the negotiation process is a lot like a chess […]
Social media has changed everything! Social media has changed everything! Human beings have been communicating since the beginning of time; and with the advent of the Internet and, more recently, social media tools, the basics of human interaction have been altered forever. Does this sound a bit grandiose? That’s because it is. According to the […]
Bullying doesn’t always end on the playground. How small businesses can recognize and eliminate workplace bullying. Small businesses certainly have their hands full these days. Amid the many economic, regulatory, and competitive threats, it’s easy to overlook what sounds like a vague, not-in-my-backyard threat like workplace bullying. But workplace bullies are a very real and […]