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

We Are Our Own Customers!

Let’s face it: most companies are focused on taking care of their customers. Satisfying existing ones, winning new ones, re-activating those that have fallen off their client roster – they embrace the concept that clients are what keep the doors open. That’s true, of course, for without clients it would be very difficult to have […]

September 8, 2015

Caregivers in the Workforce

DEFINITION – CAREGIVER: A caregiver is typically a family member, or friend who willingly sacrifices time, energy and, in some cases, their entire being to tend to the needs of a loved one. For most, that means “around the clock care”. Juggling the ever-present obligations of your work and home lives can be difficult. The […]

September 8, 2015

Process and Procedures: Midyear Review

Take a look at the calendar. It’s hard to believe we are midyear and at the perfect point in time to take stock of your business progress and ask yourself, “How are we doing?” Most business owners start the year with high hopes and great expectations. When we turn that page on the calendar there […]

June 9, 2015