Doing Good with the Help of Cost Savings

Doing Good with the Help of Cost Savings

When I heard that Amazon has pledges to go carbon-neutral by 2040, my assumption was that this was mostly to increase customer appeal. Perhaps, enough customers had voted with their dollar to encourage a large company to announce their initiatives. Or maybe a little...
Addressing Inventory Problems

Addressing Inventory Problems

The benefits of being a smaller business is that Silverback has the flexibility to find creative ways to save for our clients. One such way is through inventory reduction. While cost-savings and Six Sigma typically exist in two different worlds, inventory is one way...
Limiting Wasteful Spending

Limiting Wasteful Spending

“Basically, your day is all cake and no vegetables.” – David Finkle The quote above comes from a recent Inc. article about how much time business owners waste. It includes a checklist of items the author believes are low-value work. As a business owner myself, I was...
Price Transparency and Cost Reduction

Price Transparency and Cost Reduction

One thing I have touted in these blogs over and over is how few businesses know if they are getting a good price for services or products. The problem is limited price transparency. Take office supplies, for example; you can go online or in-store how much Vendor A is...