Category: Blog


Ask These Five Questions in Your Next Interview

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You’ve used the AcuMax Index to narrow down your candidate pool and now you’re ready to bring candidates in for an interview, but what should you ask them? Try incorporating these five questions into your next interview to learn a little bit more about the person you may hire and to help your candidate learn…more

Three Ways to Digitally Decrease Your Overhead

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With small and medium-sized businesses every penny counts. Your business needs to stay lean in order to operate efficiently, and one way to get and stay lean is by having minimal overhead. There may not always be a lot that can be done to decrease overhead, but because it is a constant expense finding ways…more

How to Set SMART Goals

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If you’re going to set goals you want to do everything you can to increase your chances of success realizing those goals. All goals are not created equal; the way that you frame and format your goals can help improve the quality of the goals you set. Using the SMART goal setting process brings consistency…more

Getting Started with Business Email Marketing

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Email marketing is a great tool for any business, but especially for small businesses. It is one of the most cost effective forms of marketing and, as a result, has a great ROI. These tips will help you craft the best emails to your clients and connect your business with customers in a meaningful way.…more

Organizing Your Teams for Success

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How is your company setup for future success? When structuring a leadership team the CEO isn’t the most important person for the future of the company, it is the team surrounding the CEO that determines its fate. Historically, companies with strong leaders without a strong supporting management team have not fared well after the CEO’s…more

Guide for Leaders: How to Have Productive One-on-One Meetings

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You’re in the middle of a big project and have upcoming deadlines and you’re staring at your calendar trying to figure out what to do. It may be tempting to look at those one-on-one meetings as the first thing to get axed from your schedule, but don’t do it! One-on-one meetings have a purpose. They’re…more

Tips on Providing Constructive Feedback

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Providing constructive feedback can be an uncomfortable conversation, but it can be a valuable learning opportunity and can help employees learn and grow. These tips will help you make sure that your feedback is actually constructive and accomplishing your desired objectives. Don’t wait for official review time When there is an appropriate opportunity to provide…more

How to Decide When to Fire Someone

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Letting go of an employee can be difficult, and it is hard to decide when you’ve reached the point where it is best to fire someone. Sometimes the situation is clear-cut and it is easy to decide that it is time to terminate an employee, if they have committed a legal, moral or ethical infraction…more