Politics Doesn’t Belong in the Office

You can’t escape it, can you? The first seven months of this presidency have been… how shall we say… eventful. Continuous coverage on television, headlines in newspapers and magazines, and regular online updates, too. You just can’t get away from it! But perhaps you can, at least for the 8-10 hours spent each day in […]

September 12, 2017

The 5 “Best” Excuses I’ve Heard for Not Showing Up to Work

It’s August and employees everywhere are thinking about how they can take full advantage of the remaining weeks of summer. If they have used up all of their vacation days, taking a day or two off may call for a little extra creativity. “I’m not feeling well” will suffice for many employees, but of course […]

August 9, 2017

Succession Planning for Your Staff

Effective Succession Planning is like an Insurance Policy; it can protect you if and when something changes or “goes wrong,” such as when an employee unexpectedly resigns from his or her position, gets promoted or is out for an indeterminate period of time. Having a Succession Plan in place ensures that the Company will continue […]

April 27, 2017

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