Poor performing companies, who are not reaching their financial goals, will either make changes at the top or in some cases, simply fail. Finding the right person to turn around a poor performing company can be a daunting task. One would think there are lots of men and women with enough business experience to turn around almost any company. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
One company that recently realized they needed help was True Value Hardware Corporation. In 2013, True Value Hardware Corporation decided to hire Kenneth Goodgame.
Kenneth Goodgame almost immediately began making changes in the way True Value was managed. One of his first actions was to replace 40% of their buyers. He replaced them with buyers who were more enthusiastic, high-energy and more aggressive. He also initiated vendor supported advertising, allowing vendors to participate in company advertising for a fee. This program made it possible for True value to advertise on national television for the first time in 10 years.
This resulted in an 8% increase in customers, 4% in retail sales and 9% increase in the amount of the average sale. This is but one example of the changes Ken Goodgame implemented for True Value.
Goodgame has proven once again that your business success will be determined by the people who run your company. Kenneth Goodgame is by any definition the ultimate business professional.
We needed something that was going to help us stay in touch, but it was very hard for us to get any results at all without enterprise technology. I was there when we made our first purchase of enterprise technology, and I got to talk to Eric Pulier about it before we got started.
We actually still use enterprise technology today, and that is because we have been able to keep in touch with email and phone calls using technology that links to our cell phones. We have also followed the career or Pulier with interest because we know that he is a great person to use as a role model. He has been a great person for us to follow because we see how he applies his technology to a lot of different things, and we have watched him talk about being an entrepreneur more than once. It feel good to have someone to watch with such interest, and it helps us because we already use technology he created.
Our business is thriving because we are using the right technology at every time, and there are many things that Eric Pulier has had his hands in over the years. He is a very influential person in technology who wants to be sure that people have the chance to use the right technology for the right purposes. He sits on the X Prize committee where he wants people to be able to apply their technology across disciplines, and he wants to show people that there is a new way to make their way in the world. Eric Pulier has done it by helping others many times over with his work.
African Americans are among the people that are at a disadvantage when it comes to various aspects of life. Fortunately, there are people that are fighting to level the playing field. Among the people that are leveling the playing field are Gene Waddy, and John Goullet, founders of companies that would eventually merge together and become Diversant. They are more than just hard workers, they are entrepreneurs that are very innovative when it comes to solutions. They know how to get the results that they are looking for in the field that they are working in. In this case, they know how to connect people with employment opportunities.
John Goullet is especially an important part of Diversant. He serves as the principal of the company. Goullet is also an entrepreneur who was the leader in the development of plenty of ventures that have been really successful. He is someone who is very instrumental in the IT sector. One aspect that helped him develop his skill as an IT entrepreneur was that he has worked as a consultant for IT. He then founded Info Technologies. Afterwards, he would meet with Gene Waddy. Then they would merge the company together so it would become Diversant, but not before John Goullet brings Info Technologies to a growth of $30 million. It has gained a spot in one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S.
The merge of Info Technologies, and Diversant has proven to be a very smart business move. More people are able to find jobs that are well suited to them in the IT sector. The leadership is especially active in presenting a good image and bringing forth an example for people to follow.
Every entrepreneur faces hard times at one point or another. It is not uncommon to see entrepreneurs having to deal with attacks on their general reputation as well as their products and services. When you face such challenges, there are several steps which you can follow for removing negative reviews. Searchcleanup.com suggests the following.
1. Do not be involved with your attackers
What most entrepreneurs forget is that they should rise above their haters. There are many people who are out to talk bad about your enterprise and your reputation as a person. The worst thing you could ever do is to engage them and get into the mad with them. Fighting back may appear natural to you but the damage which it could cause could be dire.
2. Assure your clientele
While some entrepreneurs may want to distance themselves from their site and customers for a while, this may cause more harm than good. In the face of such negativity, it is prudent to let your customers know that everything is okay and that you will proceed as normal.
3. Offer more value
The best way to counteract the negativity brought by your attackers is to make business run as usual. Better still, you can provide extra value and let them talk about your achievements. Focusing on creating more value will keep the attackers off your back as they will lack anything negative to talk about.
4. Get Help
As an entrepreneur, you are also a human being. When things get tough you need to know when to reach out for the support of others around you. When facing such negativity it is not prudent to shut people out. Talking about what you are going through with the people who you trust can help you reduce the stress which you are undergoing.
5. Your Focus should be on your business
When you get such negativity from people, always go back to the drawing board. Never lose sight of what you set out to do in the first place.
Visit Searchcleanup.com for more insight on cleaning up search results and getting your reputation back on track.
The former President of the AmWay Group, Dick DeVos, is a man I have great respect for because of his impressive business career, and the way he has used his wealth to help those in need throughout the world. I first became aware of Dick DeVos when he was handed the difficult task of finding success with the Orlando Magic NBA franchise after it was purchased by the DeVos family; not only did the present day board member of the Magic find success, but proved himself to such an extent he was handed the position of President of the entire AmWay Group. DeVos has been working for the AmWay group since the 1970s in various departments, but also created his own Windquest Holdings company he remains the President of that invests in various forms of green energy and companies that match his personal belief system.
For Dick DeVos success has given him the chance to assist those he feels are in need of help in the Michigan area he calls home and around the world, which has seen him become a board member of the Willow Creek Association and Grand Action committee that hopes to bring success back to Michigan.
It is in the area of education I have been most impressed with Dick DeVos and the dedication shown to reforming U.S. schools by Dick and wife Betsy. The couple have been major campaigners and donors to the area of education reform, which has included their commitment to a range of options, such as joining the board of the West Michigan Aviation Academy. I first heard about the Aviation Academy when Betsy DeVos devised the school in honor of her husband and his love of flying; I was amazed to recently read Dick DeVos has the time and energy to also sit on the board of the Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan he founded in 2010.
Today, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repair Services is a growing and profitable business, but it wasn’t always so according to PR Newswire.
Ken Goodrich, now owner of Goettl bought the company when it was in deplorable conditions back in December of 2012. The company had no idea where its future was. Employees lacked confidence in the company and competitors threatened legal action against them.
Today, almost 3 years later, Goettl is on trach and earning more than $20 million in revenue. Goodrich states that he had a hard time with this company. It was different from the other HVAC companies he had bought and sold.
Goettl Building off Rock-solid Foundation
The Re-beginnings of Goettle
The company needed restructuring and it all started with a vision for everyone. The purpose was to get employees and customers excited about doing business. The point was to deal with the criticism and answer the comments.
Gaining a Reputation
The arrival of Goodrich let to some restructuring of the management team and employees. Today Goettle HVAC repair service has almost 100 employees and a fleet of more than 58 vehicles. Goodrich returned to completed installations and performed inspections to correct mistakes.
Today Goettle uses new installation methods that make a real difference. There are stringent quality control processes. And it is the caring for quality that makes the company a remarkable one. The new methods have transformed morale and customers have regained faith in the services. Goettle is quickly becoming the Go-To company when it comes to HVAC service and repair.
“Goettl has overhauled all service and management areas. The biggest issue of the changeover was getting people to adapt to the changes,” says former owner Dan Burke, who was retained to help stabilize the company.
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