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It Could Happen to You…

On August 19th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

…Like it Happened to Eric Eric knew that as a busy business owner, he didn’t have the time or skills to do the accounting for his firm if he wanted it to grow. His skills and valuable time were needed concentrating on sales, marketing and strategic alliances. He had the right idea. He outsourced his..

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Tips for Avoiding Burn Out

On August 10th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

HERE’S WHAT WORKS FOR ME Schedule time away from work. Leave your laptop behind. Don’t check email on your PDA. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t schedule it, it doesn’t happen. My monthly cabin weekends keep me going throughtout the month. When I leave the cabin, I never do so without planning..

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Burn Out

On August 5th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

IS IT JUST ME OR IS THIS SUMMER REALLY HOT?! Burn out, of course, isn’t about heat, it’s a product of  the “all work and no play” syndrome that is so easy to fall into when you’re are trying to be successful in business. Often the most productive thing you can do is to stop..

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How to Recognize a Great Team

On July 29th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

They … 1. Truly care about one another: teams that don’t bond can’t build 2. Know what’s important: have a common goal and purpose 3. Communicate with one another: let each other know what’s going on 4. Play nice: say “please” and “thank you” 5. Always remember: teams win or lose together

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Decision Making 101: Lessons Learned from a Broken Arm

On July 27th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

Sometimes life comes at you fast! That’s what happened to me on July 5th when I fell down the steps at our cabin, strained my hand and wrist, dislocated my elbow and broke part of the crown on my radial bone. At least it was my left arm and not my right arm which I..

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Tips for Making Flex Time Work

On June 29th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

1. Have clear expectations about what tasks need to be accomplished by when 2. Have a reporting system in place so that someone isn’t just “missing in action” 3. Communicate with one another: let each other know what’s going on 4. Don’t set limits on what qualifies for flex time – empower your team to..

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Flex Time: The Way to Attract & Retain a Great Team

On June 24th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

In many, many ways the world is a very different place in 2009 than it was 20 years ago or even 10 years ago. The work environment has changed and the pace at which we function has accelerated greatly. The internet has revolutionized practically everything in our lives. (My daughter actually laughed out loud when..

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What is Larger than Life?

On June 17th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

The hallways at National Small Business Week were lined with signs for all the winners.

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Small Business: Driving America’s Economy

On June 15th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

That was the theme for National Small Business Week in Washington DC, May 23-29, 2010. It was a fabulous event with hundreds of attendees and winners from all across the country, even as far away as American Samoa

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Tips for Ensuring an Ethical Environment

On June 10th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

How do your people live out ethics day to day? 1. Have a written Ethics Policy in your company’s employee manual. 2. Make sure all of your employees know who to contact if they encounter an ethical situation. 3. Make ethics a part of your company culture. 4. Celebrate ethics with your team by communicating..

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