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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

To Blog or Not To Blog: How to Decide if Blogging is for You

It seems like everyone and their brother has a blog these days. Most small business owners are encouraged to blog as a way to get exposure and share their expertise. The age of information marketing certainly has its pros – … Read more

The Secret to Business Growth is in the Implementation

Millions of small business owners around the world wake up every day trying to improve their businesses. They start looking for solutions and entrepreneurial growth strategies to make it better. Very often they look around and seek out courses, seminars, … Read more

GAME-Changers for Your Small Business in 2015

2015 is approaching rapidly! Every year, I use the last month to do strategic planning in preparation for the following year. Year-end is a great time to reflect on the year’s WINS and losses, along with all there is to … Read more

3 Steps to KEEPING Your Best Employees

Congratulations! You have found and hired an A-Player employee. This employee is exceeding your expectations in lots of different ways. It feels too good to be true! You may already be hearing a nagging voice in your head, asking, “Just … Read more

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