Are you putting profits first? If not, you should be, according to controversial book author and business founder George Cloutier, who specializes in advising small and midsize businesses and turning troubled companies around. In a wide-ranging, and typically blunt interview, Cloutier questions the wisdom of family businesses, says many workers are below-average these days, and blasts the ideas of going to trade shows and including sweat equity in your business plan. If nothing else, it's an interesting take on business today.
What do you think of Cloutier's opinions? Do you follow any of this advice at your firm? Will you now?