Diversity in the Workplace

We live in a civilization rife with apparent differences between and among our people. We come from every place on the planet. If we don’t speak a range of languages, our ancestors did.  We celebrate different holidays, worship at different altars – or don’t worship...

Thoughts on Sales Contests

Sales Contests Let’s begin by discussing WHY businesses create contests for their sales teams.  The traditional logic held that people who excel in sales are highly competitive and respond to opportunities to best their co-workers.  The addition of a valued “prize”...

Employees in a Small Business

        Few things are a fraught as deciding when it’s time to hire employees, which employees to hire, and how many you can reasonably expect to support over time. Let’s look at some of the determinants.   You Can’t Do It All Anymore This, I’ve found, is the most...

Small Business Start-Ups

It’s been my experience that people start a business either because they have a skill they believe can be monetized (you are a graphic designer so you start a web design studio; you are a carpenter so you open a contracting business) or they want to be self-employed...

Being a Mentor

Let’s start by defining a Mentor. Merriam Webster defines a mentor as “an experienced and trusted adviser” and for most people that adequately explains the individual, we might look to for career advice. Synonyms for mentor include counselor, guide, teacher, advisor,...

Support for Small Business Owners

What people fail to appreciate about the small business owner is the breadth of problems s/he must tackle. In a large corporation an individual takes responsibility for a relatively narrow range of issues. A small business owner handles everything: marketing and sales, finance and accounting, human resources and training, management and administration, maintenance and repairs…everything. Few people are skilled in every area and rarely is an individual equally talented in a wide variety of disciplines. This site will offer you help and advice in the areas you find daunting.

Top 3 Ethical Issues in the Work Place

Everybody wants to be able to enjoy their work enviroments, although, there are many things that can distort their perspective. If you know what to look for you can find red flags and warning signs pointing to ethical issues. We tend to think of ethics as it relates...

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Top 5 Best Business Card Scanner App Options for 2017

Those who have tried to scan business cards into their computer know that this is more challenging than it appears. Business card scanner apps eliminate the headache of having to type in all that text and then copy and paste it elsewhere. The best business card...

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How to Start a Tax Preparation Business – 6 Main Steps

Being self-employed can be challenging. However, if you choose the right type of business, it may also be incredibly rewarding. Starting a tax preparation business may bring you independence, financial freedom, and the ability to work from your home. With that in...

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