Rich’s committment to this industry is not limited to consulting services. Rich also writes a monthly business column entitled "Smart Management" for The Wholesaler magazine. Rich’s articles focus on a variety of business issues that distributors and manufacturers, in the hard goods industry, are experiencing everyday. This includes, but is not limited to: improving profits, reducing expenses, increasing operational efficiency, expanding business, buying, selling, or starting new branches, conducting turnarounds, and planning successions. Below you will find 4 free sample articles written by Rich for your review.*

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Click here to access a large archive of the late Joseph R. Schmitt's management consulting articles in The Contractor magazine. Josephs' articles focused on providing solutions to a broad spectrum of management issues facing virtually all distributors and manufacturers in the hard goods industry.

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