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Year End Business Planning

For some, this is a beautiful reflective time, looking back at the accomplishments of the year and dreaming of the possibilities of a new year, just around the corner. Harvesting all of the hard work that you’ve put into the year and enjoying the fruits of your success…And for others, this is a “butt’s on […]

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Workplace Happiness

I’ve found myself in a lot of conversations lately with small business owners about Happiness. Specifically, happiness in the workplace. Sound like something you only find at the end of the rainbow? Let me provide a simple solution.

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Company Retreat Activities

A worthwhile and productive activity for your company retreat is a culture audit. The culture audit asks each team member, including the team leader, to respond to a series of confidential questions. The collective data provides a snapshot of what’s working well within the organization, and where the team gets “stuck.”

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Team Member Recruiting

Here’s what I’m learning: The stakes are high when you’re recruiting. The industry rule of thumb is: the wrong person costs you three times his or her annual salary. A $50,000 employee costs you $150,000; a $150,000 employee costs $450,000. That’s for starters. There’s also lost opportunity cost…plus lost business, potential customers, and momentum. And […]

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