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Category: Blog

Aug
14
2018
Email Versus Phone: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Whether you prefer the personal touch of a phone call or the instantaneous communiqué of an email, there are certain situations that call for one method over the other. It is surely advantageous to have and use both options; however, when people choose the wrong communications, issues can arise. Many of these issues are a […]

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By admin August 14, 2018

Jul
24
2018
What to do about workplace bullying

(Originally published Sep. 24, 2014) What comes to your mind when you hear the word “bullying?” Brats in the playground, pushing and shoving on the school bus or perhaps it’s the online flaming that has generated so much press in the last few years. But bullying in the workplace, nah, it didn’t come to mind, […]

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By admin July 24, 2018

Jun
19
2018
Why Slacking Off During Summer is a Bad Idea

Don’t hate me for saying it: summer is not the time to slack off. Quite the contrary. Summer might be the very best time to get out there, make appointments, sell harder, and earn some business! You may be wondering why, and it’s pretty simple and straightforward. Are your direct competitors sipping piña coladas on […]

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By admin June 19, 2018

Jun
12
2018
Cell Phone Guidelines and How To Reinforce Them

Once upon a time (and this isn’t a fairy tale!) business owners didn’t have to worry about cell phone abuse in their office; in fact, they didn’t have to worry about cell phones at all! If employees needed to make a phone call they used the office phones that were found on most everyone’s desk […]

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By admin June 12, 2018

May
29
2018
How to Become a Business Partner With Your Clients

Clients are the lifeblood of every business and in this highly competitive market it makes good business sense to build strong partnerships with your clients. Doing excellent work and providing excellent customer care are expected and quite frankly don’t do enough to set you apart from your competitors. In order to grow and retain your […]

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By admin May 29, 2018

May
22
2018
No Career Path – Not Always a Problem

It’s generally recognized that a company must have a well-defined career path (i.e. opportunity for advancement) for its employees in order to attract, motivate, and retain them. But what if there are organizational constraints and the feasibility of promotions, at least in certain departments, is extremely limited? Is the company still able to inspire employees […]

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By admin May 22, 2018

May
15
2018
How to Find Employees With the Greatest Potential for Success In Your Firm

Finding the best employees for your open positions can be tough in any economy, and top candidates are even more difficult to find when the unemployment rate is as low as it is now. Ask any Business Owner and almost all will readily admit that one of their biggest pain points is human resources and […]

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By admin May 15, 2018

Apr
24
2018
How to be a Proactive Networker

How do you feel about networking? Do you love it and look at every event or meeting as an opportunity to make connections for yourself and others? Or, would it be more accurate to say that you avoid it like the plague? Like it or not networking plays an integral part in generating business, but […]

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By admin April 24, 2018

Apr
17
2018
Procedures Mean Peace of Mind and Better Profits Too

Nah, we don’t have any real procedures. The stuff just gets done. Procedures would just hamper our creativity. There’s no reason for us to have procedures. Everything is working out well right now. Our staff has been with us well over 15 years, they have it handled. Oh, if I had a dollar for every […]

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By admin April 17, 2018

Apr
10
2018
It’s Not All About Me?

Have you ever attended a business networking event and found yourself cornered by someone that talked about themselves in so much detail that you couldn’t get a word in edgewise? Yeah, me too.  It can be annoying and at times demoralizing. Let’s face it, there are many people that believe that it is “all about […]

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By admin April 10, 2018