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Category: Best Practices

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

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
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

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

May
17
2016
How to Find Employees with the Greatest Potential

One of the most challenging tasks for companies of any size is hiring the best employees possible. As you know, the success of any business hinges on a talented workforce. Recruiting methods have evolved, though, and what worked yesterday might not be effective today. You can of course rely on headhunters and search firms—depending on […]

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By admin May 17, 2016

Apr
26
2016
3 Ways To Make Your Clients Love You

In most businesses there is a continuous demand to bring in new clients. Elaborate marketing campaigns, intensive networking, and all kinds of business building initiatives are deployed for one goal: get new customers. And while it makes good sense to keep the sales pipeline flowing with new prospects, one must never forget the clients you […]

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By admin April 26, 2016

Mar
29
2016
First Quarter Gut Check; On Target for Q2 Success

It’s difficult to believe but first quarter is over. Where do you stand on all of those New Year’s business resolutions and goals you committed to on January 1? Did you meet your goals in Q1? Have you been successful? This year, different from last, the weather wasn’t a factor for any of us! The […]

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By admin March 29, 2016

Oct
13
2015
Generation X: How to Train and Manage Them

Today’s Human Resources conundrum is that an army of Millennials are joining the workforce while so many Baby Boomers are staying employed past retirement age. And let’s not forget about Generation Y/Z and their supreme tech fluency! Could it be that we’ve forgotten about Generation X, the folks stuck woefully in between? For those who […]

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By admin October 13, 2015

Jun
16
2015
“C” Suite Networking

Networking has become a regular part of a successful businessperson’s life. From informal Meetups and digital Tweetups to highly structured networking communities and professional groups, networking universally provides an opportunity to make new contacts and build broader connections. I can tell you: networking will help you grow your business! But sometimes the people you really […]

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By admin June 16, 2015