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Do You Have a Network?

January 9, 2020 Do you have a network of people you can go to for answers, help, introductions, and more? My network is not only very important to my business but it is also very important for my personal life. Starting with business, I can definitely say that LMA [...]

Will Technology Gain Critical Mass in 2020?

December 6, 2019 According to an Industry Week article, recent predictions say we are headed into the year where technology gains critical mass!  That is truly exciting for manufacturers as people and robots work in collaboration to achieve profitable growth and success. Of course it isn't all about [...]

Recognition and the 2019 LMA Advocate Award

On the 10 year anniversary of my business, I recognized 10 people for 10 years as LMA Advocates – people who have gone over and beyond, resulting in LMA Consulting’s growth and success.  I truly appreciate their support, expertise, ideas and feedback.  I would not be here today without them – [...]

Giving Thanks & Why It Matters

November 19, 2018 Since it is Thanksgiving week, it seems only appropriate to talk about giving thanks.   A BIG THANKS to these people/ groups who have been instrumental in our success - and making it an enjoyable journey along the way: Our clients - as much as our clients [...]

The Importance of Continual Learning

Recently, we updated our website, and that prompted a lot of thinking about many aspects of business.  One is the importance of continual learning.  As you'll see on our Continual Learning webpage, it is a priority.  With that said, I've noticed that the most successful people (clients, colleagues, fellow [...]

Miniature Office Golf & a Pathway to Know, Like & Trust

August 20, 2018 I attended a ProVisors social of miniature office golf last week.  We had great fun (thanks to James Valmonte and Kit Mac Nee for arranging such a great social).  As you'll see, there was much creativity in setting up golf holes in an office setting.  [...]

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Amazon’s Deal with Party City & More Competitors

August 10, 2018 As I presented on the Amazon Effect to a specialty group of ProVisors (trusted advisors) members focused on manufacturing and distribution, Amazon was firming up a deal with Party City to offer an assortment of items. This is just the latest in a stream of [...]

What Tours Have You Gone on Lately?

July 30, 2018 In the last month, I have attended quite a few tours of manufacturing and distribution operations.  The pictures below were taken at an APICS Inland Empire and ProVisors tour of  Do It American Manufacturing and Southwest Traders foodservice distribution.  Both were excellent, and I walked away with great tips! [...]

Motocross, the 100% Brand and How Global Distribution Scales

July 19, 2018 I attended the San Diego Distributors and Manufacturers (DAM) group of ProVisors and we had an engaging discussion with Francis Costello, COO and CFO of 100%, a well-respected brand in motocross and mountain biking.  He made a very interesting point about how the value of distribution [...]

What Harvey Mudd, 3D Printers, Rockets & Attorneys Have in Common

May 7, 2018 Last week, I attended a ProVisors event (top notch group of trusted advisors including attorneys, CPAs etc.) at Harvey Mudd.  We were focused on manufacturing and innovation, and we were lucky to tour the day after Harvey Mudd's clinic projects day where the students discuss [...]

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