MEKO

Micro Enterprise Kaizen Organization MEKO is an organization formed under umbrella of the Black Rhino Publishing.  It’s mission is to educate and coordinate efforts for the betterment of micro-businesses (those with 5 or less employees and less than $35k startup costs.)

Kaizen is a Japanese business term describing a concept to streamline and minimize efforts to

is the Japanese word for “improvement”. In business, kaizen refers to activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross organizational boundaries into the supply chain.[1]It has been applied in healthcare,[2]psychotherapy,[3]life-coaching, government, and banking.

By improving standardized programmes and processes, kaizen aims to eliminate waste (see lean manufacturing). Kaizen was first practiced in Japanese businesses after World War II, influenced in part by American business and quality-management teachers, and most notably as part of The Toyota Way. It has since spread throughout the world and has been applied to environments outside business and productivity.[4]