“If you do things well , do them better. Be daring, be first, be different ,be just” – Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop.
Small Biz Kaizen.com aims to provide inspiration and motivation for the general business audience to take up Continuous Improvement principles for application in business and life situations.
As we now live in an increasingly connected and web-centric world, Continuous Improvement Process, as a discipline, needs to adapt and embrace the power of web 2.0 related tools and today’s technology.
This blog shares practical and easy to understand information about using Continuous Improvement (CI) as a central part of any business strategy.
Kaizen, is a Japanese word meaning “Change for the Better” and centered on creating measurable, incremental improvements which altogether, make a difference and contribution to the bottom line.
We hope you not only enjoy the content on this site, but more importantly go and do something about it.
Continuous Improvement (CI) in a modern business world allows a business to:
- Identify and implement opportunities that add value to a business
- Improve customer satisfaction, an enabler for sustainable and profitable growth
- Improve processes & systems thereby increasing productivity and efficiency
- Motivates people through meaningful engagement ,awareness and recognition
- Affords innovation and renovation an optimistic chance
- Achieve business objectives.
My name is Brian Venge, founder of SmallBizKaizen and for the past 20 years, I’ve worked on 5 continents for some of the world’s largest multi-national corporations such as Nestle, Unilever, Crown Cork & Seal and Vodafone, doing what I understand and enjoy the most, implementing Continuous Improvement.
In this time I’ve learnt a lot in the several approaches to implementing sustainable CI projects and look forward to sharing the key principles behind this successful sauce.
Whilst my career was built around 4 multinational companies spanning 12 countries, I discovered there is one universal translation to Continuous Improvement and its called Value Creation.
I’m also the author of a soon to be released book, “PIMP YOUR BIZ – A Complete Guide to Improving Your Business Under Any Circumstances”.
I really hope you find the site and articles useful and in the true spirit of CI, I welcome your feedback.