How to convey your value to your clients, builders, architects and designers

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Architects and Designers use documentation to show the client their vision for the project and sets the expectation for the client.  It’s also a key piece of information that aligns all of the trades involved ensuring everyone knows what the expectations are and what the end result should look like.   Without it, the project will fail. Most integrators only use ...
8 Wastes of Lean Six Sigma

How to identify waste that is making your company inefficient

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It’s easy to spot waste at the park or at the beach but how do you identify it in your business?  I’m not talking about the overflowing garbage bin in the office, I’m talking about the waste that is slowing you down, creating bottlenecks and employee frustration. In Lean Six Sigma, we use various tools to identify waste in order ...
SWOT

How to use a SWOT Analysis to build a strategic plan

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Have you ever built a strategic plan for your company?  It’s a daunting process that can take hours and leave you even more overwhelmed than before you started.  The SWOT Analysis tool is a simple and easy to use tool that can help you build a strategic plan in a quicker and more organized fashion. What is a SWOT analysis? ...

How workflow documentation can help with software implementation

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Implementing software into your business can be a daunting task. Sometimes we do it because we have to.  For example, all businesses need to run some sort of accounting software like Quickbooks in order to pay for items, process invoices, etc.  If you have a more mature business and are looking into making certain areas run more efficiently in order ...
Process Map

How to use a SIPOC Model to build a Process Map in under an hour

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In a previous blog, I talked about the principles of Lean Six Sigma and how at its core, the goal is to remove waste from a process.  You can’t remove waste if you don’t know your process and while writing down your process is a great first step, visual documentation allows you to see how a process should work…and it ...

Lean Six Sigma vs EOS vs OKR’s: What tool is right for my business?

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Congratulations!  You started a business, it’s growing and you’re busy.  Now what?  Do you still own a business or do you own a job?  Most owners in the skilled trade industry start out as technicians but quickly have to learn how to run and manage a business.  There are a lot of different skills used to run a business like ...

Why Process Creation & Documentation Is Vital For Your Business

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Does your business have written documentation of its processes or are they all stuck in someones head?  Processes are critical in order for a business to function on a daily basis.  When most businesses are started, the processes are built organically by what the owner wants instead of what the business needs. What is a business process? “A business process ...
Mature Industry Graph

Why you need to start working “ON” your business now

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The CEDIA Channel has been going through a lot of changes over the last decade.  In 2008-2009, we saw the Great Recession impact many custom integrators.  Housing starts slowed substantially and projects were cancelled.  Many custom integrators had to scale back their operations, close down showrooms and lay off staff due to shrinking pipelines.  It forced many of them to ...
Jason Sayen

Meet the Faculty: Jason Sayen

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Jason Sayen, Founder/Principal at I am Sayen With over 27 years of experience in the Consumer Electronics Industry he is focused around building customer relationships, strategic process improvement, and problem solving.    I am Sayen, helps business owners understand their process through workflow documentation which aligns teams and removes bottlenecks. Professional Experience  Jason’s work experience includes working at four different CEDIA Manufacturers, ...