7 Tips For Managing People Right

7 TIPS FOR MANAGING PEOPLE RIGHT How does a car wash manager motivate people to perform at a high level of service in an industry where the wages are low and the working conditions are difficult? It’s not an easy task! What separates a decent manager from an exceptional one is people-managing skills. Passion for […]

The Ghosts of Business Past, Present, and Future

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The Ghosts of Business Past, Present, and Future Every small business needs a well-thought growth strategy. What has worked in the past will not necessarily carry your organization to future levels of success. Much like the character of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic, business leaders need to evaluate their past strategies and current […]

Make Your Customers Fall Head Over Heels for Your Business!

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What are your customers saying about your business? How connected do they feel to your products and services? Perhaps it’s time to implement a strategy for making your clients (current and future) fall head over heels for your business. A Word about WOMM Word of mouth marketing (WOMM) is widely recognized to be the most […]

9 Scary Good Tips on How to Be Productive

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Take a look at these “scary good tips” to optimize productivity! It’s the season of spooky sights…is your workplace one of them? Is the paperwork piling up? Are there unanswered messages to be returned? How will you make time for that meeting? All of these frightful thoughts might make you want to grab a mask and hide. […]

3 Don’ts and 3 Do’s for Becoming a Better Listener

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Learn How to Listen Again Are you a big idea person? Great! Those you lead are likely inspired by your thoughts. Just be careful to remember your employees have good thoughts, and maybe even big ideas, too. A charismatic and decisive personality may have catapulted you to the top of your industry, but you won’t […]

Get Schooled on Marketing for Small Businesses

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Does wondering how to attract new customers keep you up at night? Most small business owners don’t feel they have the time to keep up with marketing trends and stay on top of new technology. You know you should be doing more, but where do you start? It’s time to go back to school! Here’s […]

Get Out of Your Mid-Year Rut!

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Are you stuck in a rut at work? Perhaps your creative energy is zapped, your motivation is lacking, or you see little hope for moving up. If your career seems to have hit a plateau and you find yourself in a mid-year rut, don’t give up! There are strategies you can employ to pull yourself […]

How to Keep Your Cool at Work

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7 Strategies to ‘Keep Your Cool’ in a Heated Workplace We’ve all been there. A big deadline is looming. Coworkers are being annoying. The boss is irritable…maybe things are even going badly at home. You feel like one more thing might cause you to explode. How can you keep your cool when you’re in the […]

P2P 101: Why Training Peer-to-Peer Works Better

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Is the money your company spends on training paying off? Corporate training courses deliver an intense amount of information in a short period of time — most of which is promptly forgotten. How can learning be reinforced and retained? The answer may be peer-to-peer training. What is P2P? Peer-to-peer, or P2P, happens when people train […]

Don’t Let the Small Business Stigma Fool You!

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The economic success of America isn’t built on Fortune 500 companies; it’s built on the foundation of nearly 30 million small businesses. Don’t be fooled into thinking your company’s worth is insignificant! Small businesses make up 99.9 percent of all businesses in the United States and employ nearly half of all U.S. workers. While it […]