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

The Culture Hire

Meaning of Corporate Culture: Refers to the shared values, attitudes, standards, and beliefs that characterize members of an organization and define its nature. Corporate Culture is rooted in an organization’s goals, strategies, structure, and approaches to labor, customers, investors, and the greater community. Employee turnover is a challenging, costly problem for companies of all sizes. Every […]

April 4, 2016

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