The Gray Cat Blog

A comprehensive collection of blogs designed to assist small business owners and multi-unit operators. 

 
Gray Cat Senior Project Management Explained Apr 17, 2024

Gray Cat often gets asked to step into a senior-level role to manage an enterprise-wide project (https://www.graycatenterprises.com/blog/project-management 

We get tasked with leading...

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The Gray Cat Learning Series Apr 17, 2024

Want to improve your business-building skills but don’t know where to turn? 

Introducing the Gray Cat Learning Series

I am John Matthews, Founder and President of Gray Cat...

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A Brief Overview of Gray Cat Enterprises Apr 16, 2024
"More than consulting, we actually get work done.”
 
That pretty much sums it up over the last two decades at Gray Cat Enterprises.  We specialize in the following:
 
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Leadership – The Art of Becoming an Effective Leader Apr 09, 2024

Effective leadership involves a myriad of skillsets that when properly combined and executed creates a dynamic leader that can take their teams to levels never thought possible.  It involves...

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Strategic Corporate Communications Dec 06, 2023

Fire. Aim. Ready.

Is this your corporate communications strategy? 

The art of corporate communications stems around the strategic management of information within an organization and its...

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Tackling Your Profit & Loss Statement Nov 27, 2023

Most people that know me know that I like to get involved in the details and one area that I really like to dissect is a profit & loss (P&L) statement.  In my opinion, this is where...

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Developing a Strategic Business Plan Sep 21, 2023

I have been putting together business plans for over 30 years and it is clear to me that the strength of its core rests solely on being able to execute the plan. Each year I approach business...

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Re-Energizing Your Customer Base Jul 31, 2023

One of the questions I ask audiences when I deliver presentations on retail marketing is “How many did a grand opening celebration for your store?”  I am generally amazed that...

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Developing a Store of the Future Jun 26, 2023

Change is inevitable. 

We change where we live; we change relationships; and we change our jobs.  Change has been with us throughout time, but the worldwide pandemic seemed to put change...

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Adding Balance to Your Life Jun 20, 2023

One of the greatest benefits of being a sole proprietor is that I can wield tremendous influence over my schedule and thus, add balance to my life.  Gone are the days of “punching a...

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The Many Steps to a Successful Foodservice Program Jun 01, 2023

As more and more consumers are craving healthier, locally sourced, and convenient foodservice options, convenience stores are in a race against time to capture this demographic or run the risk of...

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