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Category: Blog

Mar
14
2017
Get Over It! Impact on You and Your Staff

Let’s face it – the occasional setback can happen in any business. You lose an account when a client decides to go in a different direction. The economy nosedives and impacts your profitability. A key employee suffers a major health issue and no one is cross-trained to take over. A key employee leaves your company […]

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By admin March 14, 2017

Feb
14
2017
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: What Happens If You Can’t Make the Juice?

At some point it happens to every business owner. You hire a new employee and expect that this person is going to do an excellent job. (You put in a lot of time and effort to make this hire, too!) But after just a short time, you begin to notice signs that your “promising employee” […]

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By admin February 14, 2017

Jan
17
2017
Don’t Let the “Winter Doldrums” Impact Your Business

Have you ever felt “blue” during the winter? Does biting cold and fewer daylight hours bring you down? If the chilliest months of the year have a negative impact on your attitude and activity, you may have a case of the “winter doldrums,” or seasonal affective disorder.  Remember this doesn’t only happen to Management, your […]

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By admin January 17, 2017

Man with hand to ear being a better listener.
Nov
29
2016
Listening Counts! How to be a Better Listener!

“It can be stated; with practically no qualification,” Ralph G. Nichols and Leonard A. Stevens write in a 1957 HBR article, “That people in general do not know how to listen. They have ears that hear very well, but seldom have they acquired the necessary aural skills which would allow those ears to be used […]

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By admin November 29, 2016

Nov
15
2016
Why Hiring a “Newbie” May be the Best Strategy

When looking to bring in new talent, many Hiring Managers seek out candidates who will come into the position with enough relevant experience that they can be effective and productive from the get-go. In fact, if you do a quick review of vacancies on various job boards, you’ll find “experience necessary” or “experience preferred” included […]

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By admin November 15, 2016

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