Gender Balance in the Workplace

Some employers have a major gender diversity problem on their hands. The obstacles to building truly diverse and inclusive work forces is overwhelming. There’s no easy, global approach to intentional hiring. Every organization has its own short-term talent needs, long-term strategic goals, and entrenched institutional culture. But your company is likely to benefit from at least some of the intentional … Read More

Key Small Business Trends in 2019

One of my favorite sayings is “you don’t have to be faster than a bear, just faster than the guy behind you”.  In today’s world, small business owners need to stay one step ahead of their competition.  Technology, millennials and demanding customers have changed how we think about what it takes to be successful in 2019 and beyond.  Customers have … Read More

Startup Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

The number of women-owned firms continues to increase. Women now own about 30 percent of U.S. businesses and employ nearly 8 million workers. It’s not uncommon for women to face unique challenges, especially when trying to juggle traditional roles of wife and mother with the demands of starting and running a business. It is not impossible, and you can do it!  … Read More

Let This be YOUR Year!

Unless your town is so small that all residents are already aware of every business located there, make 2019 the year you put the Internet to work for you and your business. What goals have you set for your business for 2019?  How will you measure success?  What tools and resources will you use to get there?  These are just a … Read More

Customer Centricity- What is it and Why Do You Need it?

A customer centric culture refers to a business mindset, approach, or culture. This culture positions customer satisfaction at the top of every agenda and process. All forward-looking organizations have a customer centric culture. It’s crucial for success in a digital economy.  It goes way beyond just delivering top-notch products.  It starts with a mind-set that all aspects of your organization … Read More

Year-End Tax Planning for Small Business Owners

Right about now, you are dreaming of sugar plum fairies and all the excitement that comes with the holiday season.  But are you thinking about your tax planning strategy as the year comes to a close?  The end of the year is prime time to wrap up your accounting books and prepare to push your business forward.  Without this careful … Read More

Security Measures You Should Take with Remote Employees

Nearly 4 million workers in the U.S. telecommute at least half the time. That means businesses have to adjust to an increasingly mobile workforce. While this offers plenty of flexibility for employees and cost savings for businesses, it can lead to a variety of security issues. When it comes to security, you need to be secure in the way you … Read More

Clear as Mud? How to Keep Communications Simple and Easy

It should not come as a surprise that with smartphones and the millennial generation, it is getting harder to grab and keep employees’ attention. Every day, your employees are bombarded by tons of messages asking them to make decisions about all sorts of things, from doctor’s appointments, bills, and investments to purchasing choices, taking care of their families, and so … Read More

5 of the Best Blogs You should be Reading Today

No matter what industry you operate in, every small business owner could use an extra dose of inspiration. Learning from outside perspectives is especially important if you’re a small business owner.  I enjoy writing blogs for you, but even I need inspiration and good article to read with my morning coffee. Here are 5 of my favorite small business blogs … Read More

1 Week to Advance Your Career- Take the Challenge Now!

There are few things as important as having a career development plan when it comes to excelling in life and accelerating in your chosen field.  It is important that you have a clear sense of the direction you would like to head with your career. Career planning is a critical step in your success not something you want to leave … Read More