The Importance of Business Valuations

  Selling your small business is never a simple decision. Selling a business can be emotionally difficult, regardless of whether you want to retire, are having financial difficulties with business expenses, or simply no longer have a passion for the sector. Let’s simplify things by talking about the value of a third-party business valuation. When...

How Ongoing and Diverse Training Benefits Businesses

Employee training is a crucial business strategy that is frequently neglected and undervalued. It’s possible that business owners may not invest the necessary time in properly training people, and that the staff will just want to get to work after learning what is necessary. Training is sometimes viewed by small organizations with little resources and few...

How To Master Cold Calling

  Reaching out to potential clients via cold calling offers both many advantages and difficulties.   The practice of calling prospective clients whom you have never spoken to before is known as cold calling. Some advantages of cold calling include strengthening your marketing and enhancing your sales pitch. Cold calling has a number of drawbacks as...

“Quiet Hiring”: A New Method of Hiring

“Quiet Hiring” In today’s world, “Quiet hiring” is the new method of hiring for many employers. Companies like Google are trying to hire people who work in overdrive, despite the fact that some people want to be on record as working in cruise control. More specifically, Google employs “quiet hiring,” a covert recruiting approach. It...

4 Tips to Improve Process Efficiency

An efficient process is like a beautiful well-oiled machine.  Each part firing as it should, everything seamlessly flowing together without issue. While we target this as the goal, it’s unfortunately not always reality.  We often see businesses stuck in a cycle of inefficiency because they fail to update and innovate their processes. They hang on...

What is Human and Organizational Performance? Human and organizational performance examines the coming together of systems and people. Where as people are highly variable, systems tend to be static and constant.  These characteristics are very important to overall success.  We want stability and predictability in our systems, but we need variability in the people who...

QuickBooks Tips for Beginners

QuickBooks is a complete accounting software suite used by countless business owners on a daily basis. It has a very simple user interface, excellent security, and more than enough accounting features for different types of small businesses. QuickBooks also has a good price point making it a popular choice in the business world. The Best...

How to Estimate Startup Costs for a New Business

  Confused on how much money you’ll need for your startup business?  Don’t worry, we have put together a simple approach to breaking down this mystery and creating a clear picture of the funds that your startup business will require. COST CATEGORIES Keep in mind that different types of small businesses will have different types...

How to Pitch Startup Investors Over Zoom

As most founders know, fundraising isn’t easy!  The process can be long, emotional, and can be extremely difficult.  To compound the problem, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the fundraising landscape literally overnight.  In today’s environment, the vast majority of pitching and fundraising happens over Zoom.  Founders are no longer asked to drive or fly up to...

How to Address a Messy Employee in the Workplace

When it comes to cleanliness, everyone has their own definition of what that means.  While some keep their homes spotless, others go weeks between cleanings and allow clutter to accumulate on tables, chairs, floors and just about every other nook and cranny. When a person’s space is shared with others those types of cleaning habits...

In Today’s Tight Labor Market, How Do You Access More Hourly Workers?

  Millions of Americans are leaving their jobs as a result of the Great Resignation, which is straining the labor market. There is a big shortage of hourly workers in low-wage sectors like hospitality, leisure, and retail that are directly affected by the pandemic. Raising wages and promoting employees, as well as recognizing and valuing...

In 7 Easy Steps, Learn How to Disagree

It’s inevitable that there will be disagreements. Competing interests lead to them. They can also occur when people have different ideas about how to achieve a common goal, even when they are theoretically working toward the same goal. Disagreements can provide great leadership opportunities for great leaders.   A disagreement can be turned into progress...

What Does it Mean to Be HR Compliant?

There have been many companies that have been fined, fined further, canceled their licenses, closed their operations, and had their licenses revoked for noncompliance. Reports show that businesses have lost an average of 4,005,116 US Dollars in revenue due to non-compliance. So, what does compliance actually mean? An organization’s commitment to compliance involves adhering to...

The Four Day Work Week Bill & What It Means

There has been so much chatter lately about the bill that congress is trying to pass for a four-day work week. Now, you may be thinking “Oh, that’s great!”, not necessarily for a lot of people. It’s a very fine line of who’s all for it and who’s all against it.    It’s probably now...

Why Reputation Management is Important to Your Business

Whether you own or manage a small business, Fortune 500 company or multi-location firm, you need to maintain a positive online reputation to establish your thought-leadership brand and gain better online recognition. Online reputation management allows you to do just that. Reputation management is the practice of safeguarding the online reputation of an individual, company...

The What, Why and Benefits of Consultative Selling

Consulting selling is a sales technique in which the salesperson acts as a consultant to determine the customer’s needs. Rather than trying to sell a product, consultative selling focuses on establishing a relationship of trust between the salesperson and the customer. Consultants have been referred to as value-added vendors, need-satisfaction sellers, and professional sellers over...

Starting A New Job & When To Ask For Time Off

It’s coming up to summertime and vacations are being requested, but what do you do when you just started a new job? Perhaps you have a yearly summer beach vacation you take with your family and need the time off. You don’t have to abandon your travel plans because you’re a new employee. Here we...

Best Tips & Practices on How to Land Your Interview

Whether you’ve been recently laid off, changing career paths or just starting out looking for a job, here are some tips and tricks to land that interview.  All of us will be there again, as we have all been there in the past. It’s difficult to talk about yourself in an interview. What should I...