Category: Management

I “play” golf. As a weekend hacker, I enjoy the opportunity to be in the fresh air as I subject myself to 4 hours of frustration and personal humiliation in the company of friends and colleagues, all at the cost of a nice dinner out with my spouse. I’m sure many of you do this…

With the end of supply chain bottlenecks and inflation increases nowhere in sight, most businesses see price increases as an inevitable outcome. And before taking action, it is an important topic to discuss and dissect. In part 1 of this series, ECS Partner Ajay Joshi covered the building blocks to developing a pricing strategy. Now…

The news that last month’s consumer price index posted its largest monthly increase since 2008 has many businesses concerned. That, against a backdrop of acute supply chain shortages and escalating cost increases (which includes everything from lumber, steel, pulp, plastics) plus a shortage of qualified labor, make our environment an unusual one. As a result,…

Welcome to the premiere episode of Dave’s World with ECS Partner Dave Posten! In this episode, Dave introduces this new series and shares that he will discuss topics on the mind of business owners today in our ever-changing world. In coming episodes, Dave will welcome guests and have rapid-fire discussions on a variety of topics…

If you missed Part 1 of our series, Choosing the Right CRM for Your Business, read it here. In Part 1 of our recent CRM blog series, we congratulated your team for the decision to either look for a new CRM to catapult your business growth, or to upgrade your CRM system to take your…

Happy holidays to everyone! It’s fair to say most everyone is looking forward to the start of 2021 – more than ever we look to January 1st as a fresh start. 2020 has been a hell of a ride. As gift-giving is a tradition for many at this time of year, we want to do…

I grew up in an entrepreneurial-driven family.  In 1972, my grandfather, after spending his life at Ford Motor Company, retired.  He decided it was time to become a business owner with support of my parents, along with my uncle and aunt.  And from here, Keck Hardware was born in Trenton, Michigan. For over 40 years…

It goes without saying: the world has changed dramatically since March. It will only continue to change more and more and rapidly as we continue to progress through our continuing to change new world. And as part of the overall change that has taken place over the last four months, we’ll venture a guess that…

It is critical to start planning now for how you will return to post-pandemic business operations.  While now may not feel like the right time to you, just trust me when I say you should be actively figuring out how you will ramp back up. You need to develop contingency plans, and consider and outline…

At ECS we’ve been fielding a lot of questions on how to handle all different aspects of business in light of our current environment. This is new territory for us all. No topic is more important than HR, as great people are the engine to your business and do truly help fuel our economy. HR…