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Six Traits You Need in Future Leaders

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If you’re looking to promote someone who hasn’t held a position managing people before it can be a tough decision to know whether they will be able to manage a team successfully. Just because someone hasn’t had the opportunity to lead previously doesn’t mean that they won’t perform well in the role. Looking at candidates…more

How Meditation Can Make You a Better Leader

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Want to become a better person and leader? Meditation can help, and it is free and something you can start today. Meditation has been gaining in popularity in recent years, likely due to its positive effects.   The benefits of meditation are scientifically proven and plentiful, including: Decreased stress or anxiety Lowered blood pressure and…more

Holiday Season Cybersecurity Tips

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Small businesses can be a big target for scammers and cybersecurity threats during the holidays. Small businesses may not have the same kind of security measures in place that large organizations do, which makes them an attractive target. If your business saves credit card, bank information or processes large quantities of money then it may…more

Do’s and Don’ts for Business Holiday Cards

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  It is that time of the year again! A lot of businesses send holiday cards or are planning to this year, and a holiday card is a great way to connect and nurture the relationships that you have with current, former and prospective clients. If you haven’t sent cards before, now is a great…more

What Prompted AcuMax?

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James “Jay” Hawreluk, the creator of the AcuMax Index, first became involved in the psychometric arena nearly 20 years ago. Being a business executive with an aptitude in marketing, finance and statistics, Jay was fascinated with psychometric testing and how it could be used to determine what motivated people in different types of work or…more

How to Boost Workplace Productivity

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Productivity around the holidays is a concern for many small businesses. Employees have numerous demands on their time, time off work and projects to wrap-up before the end of the year. While productivity is important to all businesses, it is of particular interest to small businesses, which tend to be lean and require everyone working…more

How to Help Your Employees With Holiday Stress and Depression

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The holidays can be a stressful time, and as an employer, there are things you can do to make the holiday season easier for your employees. While the holidays are joyful for many, for some it can be a time of increased depression and grief. According to a survey done by the American Psychological Association,…more

How to Create a Small Business Succession Plan

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If you’re a small business owner, you need a succession plan. It doesn’t matter if retirement is years away, you need to plan for the unexpected. A study by Wilmington Trust of over 200 small businesses found that 58% of small business owners have no succession plan. A succession plan will help you seamlessly transition…more