Business Matters 12 results
  • Business Matters: Thanksgiving

    By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr There are many stories in history that could be seen as the catalyst for the American Thanksgiving holiday, made official by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. But in recent years, it seems this, like many other holidays, has lost its roots and become commercialized. Roasted turkey abounds, and the overeating throughout the day leads to long naps and, no doubt, an increase in sales of Rolaids and Alka-Seltzer. But is this what this family day is all about? We’ll ...
  • Business Matters: Your Vote Counts

    By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr. Should we throw away our right to vote? Your opinion counts only if you choose to express it, and the polls are a good place to start. I cannot recall when there has ever been such confusion around election time. There has always been the typical flurry of accusations by candidates and mud-slinging between parties, which is what we have all come to expect from the November fray. But this year, to me at least, something is very different. For the purposes of this ...
  • Business Matters: Rest From Your Device

    By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr. Sitting with friends I have breakfast with on a regular basis, I told them about an historic site in Brooklyn that I visited and shared some interesting insights I received from the curator of the facility. One of my peers, who is from Brooklyn, asked what street was it on and believe it or not, I could not tell him. Once I put the address into my GPS, I followed the car where it told me to go.  Years ago, I would pride myself on the fact that once I drove somepla...
  • Business Matters: Amazing People

    By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr. How many people can honestly say they are excited about going to their dentist? Well that may be a slight stretch even for me, but I must say my dentist and her team make it a much more delightful experience than most. I’m not sure if she planned it this way, but her staff is full of life, smiles, and cheer, which makes the visit much less painful – in fact, I’d even say enjoyable (most of the time). Just think: if the right (upbeat, energetic, warm) staff ...
  • Why- Silent or Verbal

    Why – Silent or Verbal Who, what, where, and when are not as important as “why.” When working with people, we could enhance any interaction when we think “why.” Why someone says what they say or does what they do can often shed much light on the real circumstances of how people react to stimulus like questions, actions, or even opportunities. In any situation, we have the option to react or respond. It’s one of the things that separates us from the animals as we carefully ...
  • Business Matters

    By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr. Consistency Why do people shop at chain retailers? Why do people frequent the same restaurants? More often than not, it’s consistency. We all like to be thought of as adventurous and unique, but many times, we follow the same habits that fall within our individual comfort zone. As a leader, it’s important to be consistent, especially in areas such as work ethic, moral standards, and considerations. How would two employees feel if one was making substantia...
  • Business Matters

    By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr. Risk – Just Do It Remember the slogan “Just Do It”? Believe it or not, this concept can have a powerful effect on any business. Yes, we need to evaluate our strengths and weaknesses, but sometimes we let the shortcomings list outweigh the possibilities. Besides, if everything we did seemed easy before we did it, where would the challenge be? We all need a challenge to grow and explore new options. What holds us back from taking the steps that could lead ...
  • Business Matters

    By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr.   Strategic and Tactical View All business owners have a “tactical” view of their companies as they work day in and day out in the proverbial trenches. If you started the company, you know firsthand what it takes to get the job done. This is critical and most helpful, especially in the days ahead as you expand. Many times, I have been able, with confidence and determination, to either step in where needed or assist and/or empathize with an employee ...
  • BUSINESS MATTERS By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr.BUSINESS MATTERS By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr.

    BUSINESS MATTERS By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr.   Why Vote? At this time of year, we see many articles telling us how to vote, which party does this and which party does that. Many even push “Get Out the Vote,” thinking that the more people that come out on Election Day, the better their chances of winning. Not sure how or why both sides would claim that benefit? But, as an entrepreneur, have you ever wondered “Does it matter if I vote?” Our founding fathers saw voting as a ...
  • BUSINESS MATTERS By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr.

    BUSINESS MATTERS By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr. Entrepreneurs Have Initiative Initiative is a critical asset for any entrepreneur. Many people have come to me over the years with ideas and dreams of starting their own business, which I have always encouraged. As I have come to recognize, although there are many rewards, being self-employed is not for everyone and one thing a person must have in order to be successful on their own is initiative. Wanting to do something will only get you so far; ...