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6 Steps to hiring with confidence

One of the most common challenges we hear from business owners is successfully hiring good employees. One would think with the national unemployment rate still over 8%, the available talent pool would be well stocked with highly quality candidates eager to be the next superstar in your company. But the unfortunate reality is there are […]

Confronting the Brutal Facts – Employees

In Jim Collin’s book “Good to Great” he discovered that one of the key drivers for great companies was the consistent ability to “Confront the brutal facts”. “Great organizations lead with questions, not answers. If the organization openly confronts the brutal facts of each situation, the right decisions will often become self-evident..” Basically it’s the […]

51% of Employees are very, very sad!

  photo by hacky There are a bunch of unhappy people out there.  And the really scary part of that equation is that most of them are your employees (well maybe not your employees, but someone’s employees). Several recent studies have shown that over 50% of employees are unhappy with their job and would consider […]

Are you working to build trust…every day?

  photo by Terry Johnston Trust may be the most important thing you can develop when it comes to your business success. If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.   – Zig Ziglar There are lots of ingredients when it comes to success, but trust […]

The biggest mistake most business owners make

Small businesses are a tricky thing – there are lots of mistakes that business owners can make.  Not paying attention to their customers, not keeping up with technology, constantly trying to be a hero, not understanding cash flow!  All of these will eventually kill or cripple your business, but the biggest impact, the mistake that […]