4 Benefits of Working with Small Business over a Powerhouse

It’s National Small Business Week – a week dedicated to recognizing the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Small businesses, as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration, are firms with 1-499 employees. The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that there are over 28 million small businesses in America that have produced 66… Read more »

Top Five Inhibitors for Growing a Business

No one wants to see a business fail, yet according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, less than 33 percent of the companies that were founded in 2006 were still operating 10 years later. There are several contributing factors to why a business must close its doors, but with proper planning, flexibility, and understanding… Read more »

What’s Preventing Women from becoming Entrepreneurs?

  Women entrepreneurs own 10.6 million businesses in the U.S., and employ 19.1 million people, who account for $2.5 trillion in sales. But according to the Kauffman Foundation, women represent only 35 percent of startup business owners, even though they represent about 46 percent of the workforce and more than 50 percent of college students…. Read more »

Meet SAMS’ CECOM Team

For the past five years, the SAMS West team has provided operations and program support to CECOM SEC at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. We’ve stayed true to the company motto “exceeding expectations with people who make a difference.” The team of seventeen employees, led by Jamie Taylor, assist the government in a variety of tasks that… Read more »

Five Steps for Developing a Successful Management Strategy

The value of a successful management strategy cannot be underestimated. Management controls whether your organization will be able to truly fulfill its initiatives, regardless of its resources. With better management you can leverage your organization’s assets to achieve practically any goal. Here are the five steps to building a successful management strategy. 1. Set Your… Read more »

Streamlining The Facility Management Function

Facility management operates best when it is as optimized and streamlined as possible. Because facility management impacts every level of an organization’s operations, the better the facility management is, the easier it is for the business itself. But streamlining facility management is easier said than done: it requires a thorough analysis of the facility’s operations… Read more »

Analysis, Metrics, and Productivity: SETA vs. Program Management

What are the key differences between Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) and Program Management? It’s largely an issue of scale. Some organizations may need complete SETA services; other organizations may need to focus on either their program or their project management. Both SETA and Program Management will provide analysis, metrics, and support for better… Read more »

Developing and Improving Goals for Your Team

Team building and development is intrinsic to successful facility operations and management. Part of team building is developing and improving upon the goals that you set for your team. Facilities need to be constantly maintained and optimized if they are to offer the best in efficiency and cost-effectiveness. By getting your entire team on board,… Read more »

Understanding Smart Buildings

Saving money, increasing comfort, and improving property values: these are all things that can be achieved through a smart, automated building. But a “smart” system can mean many things and actually integrating a smart system into an existing infrastructure can appear to be overwhelming. The coming years will undoubtedly see an increase in smart buildings, and everyone… Read more »

Understanding the Collaborative Needs of a Business

How well does your business collaborate? If it’s like most businesses, there’s always some room for improvement. Collaboration requires discipline, training, and structure. Most importantly, it has to be an intrinsic part of company culture, starting with those at the very top. Without mindful planning, collaboration becomes muddled and messy, and ultimately ends up creating… Read more »