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10 Reasons Why your business needs process improvement

Continuous process improvement is not just merely an option, it is necessary for any type of company and industry nowadays. Organizations, like people, need to stay fit. Economy, customers, and even employees are changing so often that your business needs to be agile enough to ride the wave of success. A study by the Center Read more about 10 Reasons Why your business needs process improvement[…]

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Celebrate the Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is held November 13-19 in an effort to help anyone, anywhere start and scale a new business. Stayed plugged in! During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 160 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, Read more about Celebrate the Global Entrepreneurship Week[…]

November is the Global Quality Month

November is the Global Quality Month, it’s a time to celebrate and showcase quality and continuous improvement efforts. Do you know why November has been chosen as the World Quality Month? The roots of quality management can be traced back to early 1910s. In 1911, Frederick W. Taylor published ‘The Principles of Scientific Management’ which Read more about November is the Global Quality Month[…]

Motivating millennials with lean and six sigma

A lot is being said about Millennials, the new generation of workers. More than one-in-three American workers today is a Millennial, born between 1982 and 1994.   Now Millenials have already surpassed Generation X to become the largest single demographic of the American workforce, according to new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S.  Census Bureau data. Read more about Motivating millennials with lean and six sigma[…]

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Driving innovation through quality management

In a disruptive age, Innovation looks like the flavor of the moment for tech industries and entrepreneurs, is quality helping drive innovation or just blocking its way? In 2014 I was interviewing several business owners, CEO’s and entrepreneurs about quality methodologies applied in born-global companies and small business, when an interesting question came through. The Read more about Driving innovation through quality management[…]

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SOS pymes available on Amazon!

My new book SOS pymes (S.O.S. SMEs)- Spanish Version – is already in Amazon.com.   Small business (SMEs) are key to American economy. They have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995. There are almost 28 million small businesses in the US. Over 50% of the working population (120 million individuals) works Read more about SOS pymes available on Amazon![…]

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Small Business Week 1st-7th May

During Small Business Week 2016, make a commitment to buy from small business. Small business (SMEs) are key to American economy. They have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995. There are almost 28 million small businesses in the US. Over 50% of the working population (120 million individuals) works in a Read more about Small Business Week 1st-7th May[…]

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Facing Cultural Barriers by Leaders to Strengthen a Culture of Quality

Company culture is modeled upon top management behavior. How are your leaders strengthen your culture of Quality? Something was not going well at an organization we’ll call Company ABC. It was a small business within the automotive industry in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Some improvements were being made, many procedures were being followed, and Read more about Facing Cultural Barriers by Leaders to Strengthen a Culture of Quality[…]

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How to foster quality in the Millennials Sharing Economy

Successful business like Uber and Airbnb prove that the Millennial’s sharing economy is here to stay.  A greater number of customers are able to get services that are more affordable and available for everyone. What about quality on those new offerings? Nowadays you can travel by ride-sharing with Uber, eat at someone else’s house with Read more about How to foster quality in the Millennials Sharing Economy[…]

Purpose, mission and their impact on the VW crisis

Mission tells you what to do for your business, but how can you share it with your employees to avoid business crisis?   In response to Pat La Londe ASQ post  Does mission matter? I would like to add that mission matters, and it should start working together with the purpose the new sharing economy. Read more about Purpose, mission and their impact on the VW crisis[…]