Category: Blog


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

June Tip Sheet

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Should You Check References? Yes, if you are willing to do it the right way. A reference check should take more than a minute of the former employer’s time. It should be treated by you as a secondary job interview. Broad brush questions like, Was Chris a good employee? Was Melanie a hard worker? Was…more

Could Your Business Benefit from Offering HSAs?

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As health benefits become increasingly important in attracting and retaining key talent, business owners find themselves exploring new options in offering coverage to employees without dramatically increasing costs. Businesses are increasingly opting for Health Savings Account (HSA) eligible plan designs and their myriad advantages over traditional insurance plans with large employer contributions. Let’s explore why…more

Making the Most of Your Marketing Budget

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Businesses don’t have unlimited marketing budgets so we are always looking for how to get the biggest return on our marketing investment. If you’re a small business, this is especially true as you may only have a couple hundred dollars to spend on marketing. Follow these four tips to get a solid return on investment…more

Options for Funding Your Small Business

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If you’re thinking about starting or expanding business there are a couple of things that you should be mindful of as you’re getting ready to make a big move. Owning and expanding a business takes money, and you will want to find a funding solution that best meets your business needs. There are two options…more

Don’t Just Set Goals – Start Setting Intentions

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Your business may have goals, but do you or your business have intentions? Setting a business intention is different than setting a goal. Goals are focused on defining success or failure, it is focused on the future and what you want to achieve in the future. An intention is more about the present, it isn’t…more

May Tip Sheet

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Do You Have the Profile of a Leader? Do you have leadership wiring? What does a leader’s profile look like? The common denominator recognized for leadership is a passion to lead. Because leadership is often circumstantial – there is no single profile for leadership. There are as many leaders as there are types of situations of leadership.…more

How to Deal With Customer Complaints

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Problems will happen in any business, but it is how you respond to problems that will determine your company’s reputation. Being prepared with a plan of how to deal with customer complaints and concerns can help ensure that everyone in your organization is on the same page with your company’s approach to customer satisfaction and…more