How to Build a Small Business That Lasts

“There’s more wasted activity in your organization than you imagine.” These jarring words are part of the advice Gary Harpst received from another CEO that eventually prompted him to found Six Disciplines Corporation.

Six Disciplines is unlike anything I’ve seen for small businesses. It’s a book. It’s a methodology. It’s technology. It’s a coaching system. It’s something you’ll be hearing a lot more about.

A few weeks ago I drove the two hours from my office south of Cleveland, Ohio over to Findlay, Ohio to visit the headquarters of Six Disciplines. There I met with Gary Harpst, the founder and CEO, and Skip Reardon, the Marketing Director, along with others in the executive team.

Following that meeting, we were lucky to get some of Gary’s time on a recorded Conversation (podcast), which is hosted over at SMBTrendWire. Gary, whose first company is now part of Microsoft, outlines how Six Disciplines can shape the way entrepreneurs manage their businesses.

So head on over and read more and listen to: “Building Small Businesses That Learn, Lead and Last.”

Gary is also the author of an excellent book, Six Disciplines for Excellence: Building Small Businesses That Learn, Lead and Last.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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