Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

We wanted to make you aware that your staff may be eligible for a $500 grant from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) Employee Relief Fund.  The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (“Fund”) was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this Fund, grants will beContinue reading “Restaurant Employee Relief Fund”

Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program

As part of the CARES Act passed by Congress on March 26, the federal government is implementing many programs to help businesses. One such program is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), meant to incentivize business owners and decisionmakers to keep employees on their payrolls. Like many of the other loans authorized by the CARES Act,Continue reading “Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program”

Working From Home…Beware of Scams!

Companies are continuing to make arrangements for employees to work from home, and others are fast tracking HR policies to meet the requirements of shelter-in-place orders by state officials.  These actions are making it an even higher risk for people being targeted by scammers, especially through phishing emails or through an unsecured network connection. EmployeesContinue reading “Working From Home…Beware of Scams!”

Do You Need To Apply for an SBA Disaster Loan?

Everyday more businesses are forced to close their doors to keep up with the ongoing health and safety standards and revenue is plummeting.  The government is working to provide economic relief to American businesses, and some of the relief solutions are already available.  The SBA (Small Business Administration) has extended their disaster loans to smallContinue reading “Do You Need To Apply for an SBA Disaster Loan?”

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”

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!”