How to Boost Your Productivity

Everyone has the same 24-hour day. No one time travels; no one has an army of clones; no one can pretend like they don’t know where the time went. Given this, how do some people accomplish so much more than others each day? Business owners juggle a myriad of responsibilities within their extremely busy schedules. […]

June 14, 2016

Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Manager

Business Owners have countless high level priorities; for instance, making important decisions about nearly every aspect of their company. Mission-critical decisions-about Operations, Finance, Sales and Marketing-occupy much of the boss’s day, leaving little time to concern themselves with the “nitty gritty” details of the day-to-day managing people and processes. When a business Owner finds him […]

May 5, 2016

The Culture Hire

Meaning of Corporate Culture: Refers to the shared values, attitudes, standards, and beliefs that characterize members of an organization and define its nature. Corporate Culture is rooted in an organization’s goals, strategies, structure, and approaches to labor, customers, investors, and the greater community. Employee turnover is a challenging, costly problem for companies of all sizes. Every […]

April 4, 2016

Who’s In Your Inner Circle?

It’s lonely at the top, so the saying goes. Sounds like a cliché, but for the “top dogs” in a company tasked with leading their organization, they know the hard truth of the saying. Decisions about the company’s direction, human resources challenges, operations, sales and marketing concerns-in one way or another all of these matters […]

March 20, 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

How Do We Start the Year Off Right?

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe but we’ve turned the page on 2015 and another year has begun. The very start of the year-NOW!-is the perfect time to take a close look at a few critical areas of your business and kick things off in the best manner possible. Assess your Human Resources and […]

January 14, 2016