Iteration is the buzz word in entrepreneurship circles these days. Experts say that what is needed most is the next idea. But sometimes to realize you've got a good one, you need to hear it more than once.
Professional cartoonist Mark Anderson, owner of Andertoons, brings readers a new business cartoon each week. He also adds the “backstory” about how he came up with the creative idea behind the cartoon.
For a selection of cartoons you are free to download for use in blogs, presentations and newsletters, go to our Business Cartoons Gallery.
When Adam Smith proposed his Invisible Hand of the Market in 1759, the father of free market economics probably couldn't have imagined his creation so neurotic that it wound up on the couch contemplating the meaning of it all.Sep 2, 2016 146 Shares
Dogs are not people, no matter how much we treat them like it. And some managers aren't managers, even if they hold the title.Aug 26, 2016 152 Shares
Automation is great. And so is delegation. Both can help your business and help you focus on more important things. Just be sure to keep an eye out for redundancies -- situations where layers of supervision and automation have created inefficiencies by keeping a piece that just isn't needed anymore.Aug 19, 2016 146 Shares
Running a business often means dealing with the unexpected, so we shouldn't be surprised if sometimes the unexpected wins.Aug 12, 2016 139 Shares
Sometimes it doesn't take a genus to realize where the problem is in your business. You just have to follow your nose.Aug 5, 2016 162 Shares
The way we were ... It's great to think back on those so-called good ol' days. It's hilarious to consider some of those moments happening while running your small business.Jul 29, 2016 104 Shares
Some things definitely have different interpretations and depending on where you're from, it's impossible to understand the metaphor.Jul 22, 2016 155 Shares
A lot of small business owners throw the word 'zoo' around a lot to describe daily operations or even the business on the whole. Eventually, you're going to get dragged to see the water show.Jul 15, 2016 174 Shares
Yes, small business ownership comes with some hard decisions. And there's certainly a time for deep thought and strategic planning. But, as cartoonist Mark Anderson points out, there's also a time to trust your instincts.Jul 8, 2016 176 Shares
How does that new job applicant look on paper? Are there tell tale signs they might not be all they claim? Cartoonist Mark Anderson admits to being a little clueless about the latest trends in curriculum vitae. But he's pretty sure you should watch out for a guy like this!Jul 1, 2016 216 Shares
Sometimes in business, something gets you frustrated to point of no return. At that point, it's hard to say what your reaction will be.Jun 24, 2016 147 Shares