Don Williams, owner and President of The Alternative Board Pittsburgh North – Youngstown, assists independent business owners in building healthy businesses by creating and facilitating advisory boards of non-competing business owners in the region from north Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Youngstown, Ohio.
Don has spent more than two decades building and managing business enterprises from start-ups to $30 million operations, including a large regional joint venture of the UPMC Health System. For the past 17 years he has been involved as a managing partner with a group that has developed a number of successful businesses in western Pennsylvania.
Don is also founder and President of Growth Consultants of Pittsburgh LLC, an independent consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, sales force development, financial analysis and other key business functions. He earned his MBA from Robert Morris University and is an adjunct faculty member at Geneva College where he has taught courses in Organizational Finance, Motivation, and Business Ethics in the Masters of Organizational Leadership program.
Salespeople all agree about the importance of “ABC” (Always Be Closing), but there’s considerable diversity of opinion on how to go about it. The ...Read more
Most businesses offer a solution to problems or otherwise fulfill a need experienced by their target audience. They can only go on doing this if—in ...Read more
Employee recruitment, training, and orientation are critical to the success of any organization. A well-thought-out and executed onboarding plan ...Read more
Kick off your business in 2021 on the right foot by starting at the foundation of every successful business: strategy. Strategy is even more ...Read more
In “normal” times, businesses often face the challenge of reducing expenditures while maintaining efficiency and productivity within their business ...Read more
We hear a lot of talk about the importance of employee engagement, but how well do members of your sales team engage with current and prospective ...Read more
Businesses are often haunted by customers who consistently pay their invoices later than expected, or by those who don’t pay at all. A great deal of ...Read more
At this point, not a lot can be predicted about how businesses will fare in 2021. But one thing’s for sure—innovation, the ability to come up with ...Read more
Building and implementing a budgeting and forecasting process is critical to revenue growth. In today's fiercely disruptive and competitive world, ...Read more
As the first wave of businesses opened up these past couple of weeks, it is critical for business owners to cut through the noise and focus on the ...Read more