If you find that your partners, employees, or you are falling short or ending up with too much of particular inventory items in your business, your inventory tracking is probably a factor. A lot of people think of one of two things when they think of “inventory”: a clipboard and a computer screen. As companies grow, they migrate from manual inventories, to more complex inventory management systems. A great bridge system for a growing business may be to use my system leveraging Google Sheets, Google Forms, and QR Codes for a quick boost to a digital transactional inventory. Read more
It happens every time I see a new company, employee, or private coaching client: they open up their ‘working’ spreadsheet — you know, the one that runs everything — and their data is laid out horizontally. I discreetly calm myself down and put my hands behind my back, in my lap, on a notebook…anywhere I can to keep from reaching out and taking the keyboard and mouse away from them. I remind myself it is an easy fix, and the opportunity to change the way a person looks at data forever. They have violated my number one rule of functional Excel: Read more
Why my hammer is better than yours:
- I already know how to use my hammer.
- I already know how to train others to use my hammer.
- I worked hard to learn how to use this hammer.
- I happen to have this hammer, right here, now.