Archive for the ‘Budgeting’ Category


22 – Alternatives To Budget Cuts

Budget Alternatives With budget season upon us again, how do we make this process more rewarding and less painful. Alternatives to Budget Cuts Elaine Jones reveals how target cost eliminates across the board budget cuts. Overly Optimistic Budgets John Miller responds to a viewer’s frustration with his company’s overly optimistic budgets and the annual pain […]

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19 – Predicting The Future

Predicting The Future Predicting the future is the holy grail of business management. Everyone wants a well polished crystal ball to reveal their future. Predictive Analytics John Miller exposes the value of Predictive Analytics in predicting performance. How To Manage Costs Alan Stratton answers a viewer’s question “How To Manage Costs” and why they’re late […]

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16 – Drivers in Budgeting and ABC for Service

Our Business is Unique 90% of all business is essentially the same as others. Then we add our special sauce that endears us to our customers. The 90% allows us to learn from other businesses. Drivers in Budgeting Mitch Max completes his series on habits of effective planners. He highlights the benefits of using drivers […]

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13 – Budgeting: From General Motors To Now and Resource Drivers in Service Business

Communicating – How Things Have Not Changed! Over the past few decades business communication technology has changed dramatically. Only a few decades ago, long distance telephone calls were expensive. They were rare and rationed. They had to be planned out to maximize the result and minimize the cost. Now, we think nothing about long distance […]

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#11 – Short Cycle Budgeting and Business Performance Measures

Performance Management Edge, the Web TV program giving you information, tips, and advice to better manage your business profitably. In this episode: The Budget Marathon While planning and budgeting are essential business practices, few other management practices are more maligned. For far too many people, budgets have little value and are obsolete the first day […]

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#8 – Rolling Forecasts Versus Budgets

Performance Management Edge, the Web TV program giving you information, tips, and advice to better manage your business profitably. In this episode: Budget Relief Relieved when the budget process is completed? You’re not alone. Whether you’re a finance or operations person, either is relieved when it is over and questions the value of an outdated […]

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#7 – A Language Based Perspective on Budgets

Performance Management Edge, the Web TV program giving you information, tips, and advice to better manage your business profitably. In this episode: Necessity is the mother of invention While necessity is the mother of invention, how do we apply this to business. In business, we have to allocate scarce resources often via our budget. But […]

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#5 – Planning Habits of Highly Effective Businesses

Introducing Performance Management Edge, the Web TV program giving you information, tips, and advice to better manage your business profitably. In this episode: Habits of Highly Effective Businesses Practice does Not make perfect. Rather, practice makes permanent. Just as in our personal efforts, our businesses must practice good processes until they become permanent and therefore […]

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