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Welcome to Business Solutions Center where you can find answers, ideas and best practices for running your CNC Shop. In the Business Solutions Center Gosiger will offer unique and effective solutions to help power your business.

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5 Reasons To Consider Forming An Advisory Board

Aug 26, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Aug 26, 2016 10:30:00 AM

CNC shop owners tend to be independent types. After all, that's why they run their own businesses. For some, this independent streak also means they seldom take advice from others. However, few of us are skillful in every aspect of owning and operating a business. That's why it makes sense to consider developing a board of advisors made up of people with various talents that compliment your own.

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Topics: Management

Do You Plan to Sell the Business? If so, to Whom?

Aug 12, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Aug 12, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Succession Planning Question 2: Do you plan to sell the business? If so, to whom?

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Topics: Management, Succession Planning

What is Your Personal Vision and Timing?

Jul 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Jul 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Succession Planning Question 1: What is your personal vision and timing?

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Topics: Management, Succession Planning

Want A Happy Ending? Answer These 10 Questions

Jul 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Jul 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Most manufacturing business owners are much more interested in starting and running their shop than planning for the day they step away from it.

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Topics: Management, Succession Planning

All You Really Need to Know About Marketing Your Shop

Jun 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Jun 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Sometimes we make things more complicated than they need to be. When it comes to bringing in new customers and keeping the ones you have, the simple truths you learned as a child are still the basis for effective marketing. In fact, they’re the foundation for true success in all aspects of business. So take just a moment to remember what Mom, Dad and your teachers told you:

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Topics: Marketing

5 Ways to Improve Cash Flow

Jun 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Jun 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM

When you run a CNC machine shop there’s always a lot on your plate. You deal with employee issues, job deadlines, working with suppliers and, of course, keeping the pipeline filled with work.

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Topics: Finances

5 Roadblocks to Making Good Decisions & How to Avoid Them

May 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on May 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Business people who run manufacturing companies make many decisions every day. Unfortunately, we don’t always make the best decisions. There are a number of reasons for this, and we’ve listed the top ones here along with some tips to help you improve your decision-making batting average.

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Topics: Management

Beware: Cyber Criminals Targeting Businesses Of All Sizes

Apr 22, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Apr 22, 2016 12:30:00 PM

The thieves who use computers instead of weapons to draw money out of business bank accounts are increasingly targeting small to mid-size businesses. Once, if you weren’t a billion-dollar company, you were less likely to be hacked by cyber criminals. That’s no longer the case. Consider these recent statistics:

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Topics: Technology

5 Ways To Resolve Conflicts in Your CNC Shop

Apr 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Apr 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

As managers we’d like everyone in our workplace to get along and for things to run smoothly. However, whenever you have a group of people working together there are bound to be occasional conflicts. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Healthy conflict can often lead to better ways of making parts or other improvements.

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Topics: Culture

7 Ways To Coach Your CNC Team

Mar 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Mar 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM

In a perfect world a manufacturing company owner or supervisor would simply give employees orders, walk away and enjoy the results. After all, people should be self-sufficient, take pride in their work and always do their best. In the real world, of course, we all have our ups and downs, we make mistakes and we don’t always get along with everyone. In other words: We’re human beings.

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Topics: Management