As a business leader, it’s really easy to get caught up in the financials. You have to be on top of everything from wondering how many units you have purchased to knowing how many you’ve sold. Then there is inventory, staffing, personnel issues, and the list goes on. Entrepreneurs can get worn down when they are continually trying to answer those questions and solve problems.
When you consider manufacturing, some have robotic innovation, while others don’t.
When you think about industries like meatpacking, many of their teams work on the floor in relatively close quarters daily. Companies that have been around for years were designed for efficient throughput. It would be challenging to retrofit them for a circumstance like we’ve had this year.
How do companies deal with the unexpected? We’re sitting down with Dr. Molly McAdams to hear some of her thoughts on the supply chain and how industries like meatpacking are dealing with challenges they have never imagined.
What is it like to work with companies larger than yourself? It’s a dream for many entrepreneurs to partner with Target, Walmart, or H-E-B and have their products placed in these stores. Placing your products in physical big-box stores can help in several ways—you can create a seamless shopping experience for your customers, test new product lines, and even build or add prestige to your brand awareness.
Are you tired? Is everything you’re dealing with making you feel a little worn out, fearful, or uncertain? What about your business? Do you need to restructure? What about financing and cash flow?
Yes, that’s a lot to worry about. While some of us would love nothing more than to curl up in a ball and let the world pass us by, you don’t have the luxury as a business owner. Your team is depending on you.
Actual insights are direct, meaningful actions that can be taken by analyzing any type of raw data. As an entrepreneur, how do you decipher that data correctly and avoid making costly mistakes?
Is being a perfectionist keeping you from getting anything done? No matter how we try, we’ll never be perfect. As business owners, we try to ensure that everything is flawless and in place. We want our processes defined and working smoothly before we will even consider moving forward. We expect our people to be the best representations of our brand, and we hold them accountable.
Why do the numbers of women in the C-suite, on boards, and at the highest levels of government remain frustratingly low? In a world where women are trained at the same institutions and have some of the same experiences as men, why do we see cultural limitations place on what they can and cannot do? It’s time to change the script. Let’s chat with Dr. Molly McAdams and find out what it’s like when a woman takes her rightful place in a male-dominated industry.
Which brands do you have a deep connection with? Apple? Southwest Airlines? How about that local mom and pop restaurant? You know, the one that knows your name or greets you warmly every time you visit. The place that seems to give you a “little extra something” because they know it’ll make you happy. These brands have connected with you, they have touched you.
LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST As we’re entering into the Back to School season, it’s a time where none of our historical data trends apply. For example, when I was back at H-E-B, we would know that the sales of deli meats and cheeses were going to go up the second week or third week of…
Understanding consumer behavior is important. Whether you’re launching a new brand or reframing an existing one, knowing what drives your customers helps you keep your brand fans and gain news ones. Where do they get those important consumer insights? Data.