Developing Your Personal Brand

What do you think when you hear the word brand? Does the word bring to mind companies like Apple, Ford, Starbucks, and Walmart? Or do you think of people like Martha Stewart, Steve Jobs, Hugh Hefner, and Lady Gaga? Both lines of thinking are likely. Today, brand can be associated with both Corporate entities (“Professional […]

March 7, 2017

Why Hiring a Veteran Makes Good Business Sense

Does it make good business sense to hire a Veteran? If you polled Business Owners from across industries, most would say yes even though most have no experience hiring a Veteran for their Company. It is too broad to declare that all Veterans make good hires. There are Veterans who have certain sought after qualities, […]

February 7, 2017

Paying It Forward For Your Staff

Try as you might, there’s no denying it: 2016 is almost over. Over the past twelve months, many companies experienced very real, very difficult challenges, such as increasing competition and the economic uncertainty caused by the election season. For many other businesses, however, the year was a great success full of record revenues and meaningful […]

December 1, 2016

Interview with a Trusted Advisor

I am excited that in this month’s newsletter I am able to share with you some valuable insights and advice from a highly respected business colleague, Fred Silverman. Fred is the CFO of Spectronics Corporation in Westbury and in his “previous life” was a Principal at Janover LLC, a public accounting firm headquartered in Garden […]

November 1, 2016

Strategic Growth is Best Accomplished Through Knowledge

Business owners sometimes enjoy growth as a result of fortunate circumstances. The market suddenly needs a product or service, a lead competitor exits the market unexpectedly, finding a “superstar” for the team and many other situations that may seem “lucky.” As wonderful as “luck” may be, we know that depending solely on good fortune is […]

October 14, 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 imaginative […]

September 10, 2016

Why Training Your Employees is Important

How does your company train its employees? Is training provided just for new hires (“onboarding”), or is it ongoing, scheduled, and considered an integral part of staff development? Have you chosen no training as an option? The importance of training your employees, and the significant benefits of having a knowledgeable, competent staff, should never be […]

August 22, 2016

How to Stop Making Bad Decisions

How could I ever buy THAT? Why did I think that he could ever be a good Manager? I shouldn’t have rented this new office space. I was reactive when I hired him, why didn’t I think it out longer? I should have charged them more! Yes, we’ve all made bad decisions in our lives. […]

July 14, 2016

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