Provendus Blog

The 20% that Matters: Be More Effective Every Day

  Have you ever gotten to the end of your day and felt like you’ve accomplished very little, even though you were busy all day long? If it feels like your To Do list runs your life, consider this: When … Read more

Is Giving Good for Business?

  We all know that giving is good for the soul. But is giving good for business? Some believe that being generous inevitably comes at the expense of the bottom line. But perhaps the evidence points to a different result. … Read more

Barely Breaking Even in Your Small Business?

  It’s tax season. Do you hear the collective groan from small business owners across the country? Are you one of those small business owners who is groaning? Do you find yourself working harder and harder, year after year in … Read more

Attracting and Keeping the Best Employees

If you’ve been struggling to attract qualified applicants to fill open positions in your business, rest assured, you are not alone. In fact, many small business owners across the country have this struggle as they compete with corporate America for … Read more

1 Strategy to Get Employees Thinking for Themselves

    Does it ever feel like you could get more done, if only you had fewer interruptions? Because you’re the business owner, you tend to be “the one who knows how to do everything” in the business.  It’s tempting … Read more

The Quality that Makes You Stand Out From the Crowd

  You probably already know that in order to grow your business and compete effectively in your market, you need to find a way to stand out from the crowd. This is easier said than done, which is why we … Read more

Rule Breakers Rule! How to Foster Innovation.

We grow up being taught and encouraged to follow the rules. Color inside the lines. Follow the crowd. Don’t reinvent the wheel. But in business, great success can come from breaking the rules and forging a new path. It’s called … Read more

1 Easy Way to Fill Entry-Level Positions with Great Employees

Do you find yourself in the position of constantly hiring for entry-level positions, and feeling frustrated by the poor quality of the applicants? Many small business owners struggle to fill entry-level positions with great employees. Competition for labor often leaves … Read more

Your Employees will LOVE You for This

How would you describe your dream employee? Maybe with descriptions like the following: “Great attitude” “Dependable” “Self-motivated” “Wants our business to be successful” “Looks for ways to help instead of waiting on me to tell them what to do” “Someone … Read more

The Slow Kiss of Death for a Small Business

It’s the same problem, and I hear it over and over from small business owners. Quite honestly, I’m very worried for those of you struggling with this. Here’s the problem: It seems so hard to find good-quality people to hire … Read more

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