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Month: February 2016

I Have a Special Project. Who Will Do It?

Many companies have seen their business improve drastically since the financial meltdown in 2008/9, signaled by a return to greater profit margins and increasing success against competitors. Still, for whatever reason, some of those companies have not reached their original staffing levels to complete this work. As a Business Owner, you know that added responsibilities […]


February 24, 2016

Holiday Party or Contribute to Employee’s Favorite Charities?

A Holiday office party offers a wonderful opportunity to recognize Employees for their contribution to the Company and thank them for a year of hard work. It demonstrates gratitude and appreciation at a meaningful time of the year, and in many Companies the event is considered the highlight of the season. But Holiday parties are […]


February 24, 2016

How to Measure Lost Productivity

What factors most affect your company’s lost productivity? Do they include… Illness Caregiving Employee malaise Inability to execute on the assigned tasks Distractions like the Internet All business owners have experienced lost productivity at one time or another. Quantifying the impact of this loss can be very difficult, however, especially for service organizations where productivity […]


February 24, 2016

Big Decisions, Big Impact and Maybe a Big Outcome You Didn’t Expect

In April of this year, Dan Price, President of Gravity Payments, a credit card processing firm headquartered in Seattle, WA, decided that over the next three years everyone in his 120-person company would have their annual salary raised to a minimum of $70K. Regardless of their position or what they had previously earned, every employee […]


February 24, 2016

Are you trying to do it by yourself?

As a Business Owner you probably tend to a lot of things by yourself. It’s not for lack of wanting to “give things up.” You “do it all” and willingly “take on more” than you can without help. You have a hand in marketing, operations, and certainly a little bit of finance. (Are you not the […]


February 14, 2016