CEO Recap: Questions You Must Ask Weekly

When speaking to CEOs they are typically unsure how to evaluate their own company. Many CEOs will just push the task to the side since they do not know the best way forward. This can become extremely frustrating especially once it feels an impossible task to complete. In order to keep your business evolving andContinue reading “CEO Recap: Questions You Must Ask Weekly”

8 Key Skills of Effective Management

Reflect back and think about the best manager you’ve ever had; one that helped you develop your skill set, or inspired you to push through adversity, and genuinely impacted your life. In reality both inside and outside of the office. Once you have been lucky enough to experience the benefits of a great manager, youContinue reading “8 Key Skills of Effective Management”

Summer Perks for Employees – Two They Want and Two They Don’t

Employees often look forward to summer as the time to sort of slow down and schedule some of their hard earned time away from work.  Employers, however, still need to get the work done and summer’s dip in productivity can create a challenge.  Making the season work for both employee and employer can mean someContinue reading “Summer Perks for Employees – Two They Want and Two They Don’t”

Has Your Small Business Stopped Growing?

Has your small business stopped growing? I might know why. And more importantly, if it turns out the textbook answer I give is right, the answer suggests concrete steps you can take to restart your growth. One caution up front though. We need to use a bit of math in the discussion that follows. However,Continue reading “Has Your Small Business Stopped Growing?”

Why Your Company’s Team Building Weekends Failed – And How to Make Them Successful!

Somewhere out there right now there is a group of office staff strapping on some sketchy safety gear and preparing to climb some random cliff together.  Somewhere else out there there is a group of office staff engaged in a retreat designed to foster some sense of teamwork.  Then there is another group locked inContinue reading “Why Your Company’s Team Building Weekends Failed – And How to Make Them Successful!”

Dealing With Employee Conflict at Work

Conflict is a natural part of working in groups and teams.  But not a fun one at all.  As a leader, it’s your job to provide guidance to a diverse group of people with different skills, motivations, and you guessed it…personalities, toward a common goal.  Except it is not their workflow you end up managing,Continue reading “Dealing With Employee Conflict at Work”

What to do when Ex-Employees Damage Your Reputation

As a business owner, you try to hire good people. You screen them, train them, encourage them, and do whatever you can to help them succeed and become an integral part of your business. So it’s extremely frustrating when one of them posts disparaging comments online after he or she has left your company. ItContinue reading “What to do when Ex-Employees Damage Your Reputation”

Online Marketing Funnels You Aren’t Using – BUT SHOULD!

An online marketing funnel is a marketing strategy for companies to get a consistent stream of new leads or sales from their website. Most online entrepreneurs should have at least one type of lead or sales funnel in place. However, there are several types of marketing funnels that many online entrepreneurs and business owners are not using.Continue reading “Online Marketing Funnels You Aren’t Using – BUT SHOULD!”

Toxic Bosses And The Best Way To Handle Them

The boss seemed so incredible and nice during the interview.  The first couple of weeks have gone amazing, you love the decision you made.  All of a sudden you are quickly realizing you might have a boss from hell situation on your hands….Now what? Unfortunately, you are not the only one who could write aContinue reading “Toxic Bosses And The Best Way To Handle Them”

Working in a small office – The real deal

I have worked in small offices for a large portion of my professional working career, from when I started my intern program up until now.  Personally, I have to say that I prefer the smaller environment, but I can assure you, it is not for everyone.  There are many pros, there are also many cons.Continue reading “Working in a small office – The real deal”