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126 Michigan companies earn spot on Inc. 500|5000

inc5000logo-2013_352Inc. magazine has named 126 Michigan companies to its 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

“These Michigan companies, from a wide range of industries, have all earned their place on this list through innovation and aggressive performance,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “They exemplify the resilience and entrepreneurial spirit Michigan is known for, and we applaud them for this notable achievement.”

The 500|5000 list released by Inc.…

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Proper Planning, Persistance and Performance Tracking

To create a successful company you need to have a vision and  mission (either implicit or explicit ), the right people, market demand, good economics etc.   Yet, as I meet with clients and potential clients, I see companies with all this and more who are struggling.  Why?  Because I believe that many times the 3 P’s are missing: Proper Planning,  Persistence and Performance Tracking  –

  •  taking the time to create a solid plan,
  • the ability to keep doing the same things again and again until they can take root and bear fruit, and
  • tracking performance to answer the question “Am I getting the results I thought I would?”

PERSISTENCE:  I look at most of the work I do as “water on rock” – small impacts over and over again until there is huge impact, until the company moves down the field. …

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