The Gray Cat Blog

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

Vendor Management – The RFP Process May 08, 2024

We select our store locations. We select our staff. We select the merchandise to carry; and along those lines, we select our vendors. Selecting the correct vendors – in addition to ...

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Gray Cat Unleashed Episode 1: Request for Proposals May 07, 2024

 

We select our store locations. We select our staff. We select the merchandise to carry; and along those lines, we select our vendors. 
 
But, selecting the correct vendors –...
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Are Incentive Programs Effective? May 02, 2024

Recently, I appeared on the Big Pixel podcast where we chatted on a number of business topics including incentives for employees.

Here is a minute-long clip on an incentive program we tied to...

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Developing a Store of the Future May 02, 2024

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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Creating A Company Communications Plan Apr 24, 2024

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate” – from the movie, Cool Hand Luke

Fire. Aim. Ready. If this is your communications...

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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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Introducing Gray Cat Unleashed! Apr 16, 2024

Want more ideas?  For more information on Gray Cat Learning Series, visit: https://www.graycatenterprises.com/gray-cat-learning-series

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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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