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Category: Blog

Nov
10
2016
Interview with a Trusted Advisor

I am excited that in this month’s newsletter I am able to share with you some valuable insights and advice from a highly respected business colleague, Fred Silverman. Fred is the CFO of Spectronics Corporation in Westbury and in his “previous life” was a Principal at Janover LLC, a public accounting firm headquartered in Garden […]

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By admin November 10, 2016

Aug
16
2017
How to Run an Effective Meeting

Most businesspeople have very strong opinions about meetings; the majority of folks share similar negative complaints against them: They’re too long They’re a waste of time We never get anything accomplished They don’t cover important topics I bet you have heard these all before. You may have even thought these things yourself. Productive, valuable, and […]

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By admin August 16, 2017

Oct
18
2016
5 Things Productive People Do Everyday

If you ask a group of Business Owners for their top productivity tips you will hear lots of different answers. Some insist that waking up early is the best way to begin the day, while others swear by working into the wee hours of the night. Some monitor their email regularly, while others only check […]

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By admin October 18, 2016

Sep
27
2016
Make Your Own Luck

Some people have an inexplicable amount of good luck. Even during tough times, they’re successful in their careers, finances, and their personal lives without seemingly having to overcome the adversities that plague most of us. They don’t appear to be smarter or more talented, but they do seem to be blessed with some force of […]

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By admin September 27, 2016

Sep
13
2016
How to Handle Employee “Excuses”

“There was bad traffic.” “I didn’t understand what to do.” “I didn’t have time to finish so I decided to wait until tomorrow.” “I had to go to the doctor.”   If you’re a business owner or manager, I’m sure you’ve heard one of or all of these excuses—and quite possibly can add some more […]

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By admin September 13, 2016

Aug
23
2016
What to Do When Your Employee Isn’t Working Out

The first signs are there: Their work isn’t being executed quite as well as you expected. (Okay, it’s borderline inferior.) Their attendance and punctuality leave much to be desired. They don’t seem in sync with the culture in the office. This is the moment you detest; that moment when you question whether to “pull the […]

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By admin August 23, 2016

Jun
28
2016
Communication Counts: How Do You Come Across to Employees?

S/He never says what s/he means. I can’t understand what s/he wants. S/He never listens so why bother. Have you ever said this about an employer? Has an employee ever said this about you? Good, open communication between employer and employee is fundamental to a successful business: the better the communication, the better the relationship, […]

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By admin June 28, 2016

Jun
21
2016
How to Keep Business on Track During the Summer

Summer is here! Time to kick back and relax, right? Not quite so fast! You know very well the frantic rush to complete any lingering projects before people clear out for extended summer vacations. It’s amazing how much needs to be taken care of before July 4th weekend, too. And when offices empty out, it […]

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By admin June 21, 2016

Jun
14
2016
Stress Reduction Techniques That Work

We live in stressful times. Things we can’t control (politics, the economy, global warming) and things we can (our personal and professional obligations) conspire to keep our stress levels higher than we would like. There’s just so much to do; the pace of it all is so hectic, relaxing seems like a dream. It doesn’t […]

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By admin June 14, 2016

May
24
2016
Summer is Here! How to Keep Your Business Running During Vacation

Summer is here! Well, almost… Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, as the saying goes. During this vacation-heavy time of year, everyone–employees, their employers, and clients, too–seem to be catching the Annual Leave bug. One group is hurrying to get vacation dates on the calendar; another group is devising plans to adapt […]

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By admin May 24, 2016