Choosing a PTO Policy Your Employees Can Buy Into

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Recruitment & Retention

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The number of available jobs continues to rise post-pandemic, and now more than ever companies are competing for employees. It is not just salaries or wages employers are using to entice potential candidates, it’s also benefits. Fast food restaurants are offering tuition credits. Small and large businesses alike are offering flexible work schedules. After a year of limited travel, people … Read More

Importance of Developing a Strong Ag Business Plan

Posted by Matt GoerdtPosted on Ag

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Having a clear and concise business plan is an extremely important step in having a successful business. Creating a business plan is normally done in two parts. The first is creating the plan; the second is implementation. The more specific and detailed your plan is, the easier it is to implement and utilize to build your business. What is a … Read More

The Best Ways to Earn Respect from Your Employees

Posted by Luke ImslandPosted on Leadership

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Do your employees communicate openly with you? Do they follow through with your decisions? Do they make eye contact and face you while talking with you? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, or if the answer is no, you are in need of earning respect in your workplace. Although you may expect respect from your employees, … Read More

When to Bring a New Partner Into Your Business

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership

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If you are a solo business owner, bringing someone onto your team may sound distressing. You take pride in your business because you are the owner, and bringing someone else on might disturb your system. If you need more hands on deck, simply hiring more employees might do. This may be all you need, but you may want something more. … Read More

Practical Ways To Increase Your Bottom Line

Posted by Luke ImslandPosted on Money & Metrics

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The goal of every business is to increase the net earnings, profit, or bottom line. Successful businesses are always looking for ways to improve their business without having to sacrifice the quality of their product, service, etc. There are practical strategies to increasing your bottom line to be sure consumers choose your product and you reap the maximum benefit.  Pricing … Read More

Consequences of Heavy Workload on Employees

Posted by Jennifer MonkPosted on Recruitment & Retention

2021-05-12

In the past year, businesses have been stretched thin to stay afloat amidst the pandemic. Employees have been expected to do more than ever before, to make up for the budget cuts most organizations faced. People, who are already stressed from their home lives, are feeling additional stress at work. Some of the consequences of heavy workload on employees are … Read More

When Doing Business the “Old Fashioned Way” May Be Best

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership, Marketing & Selling, Operations & Processes, Uncategorized

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Before 2020, people were focused on doing business with the least amount of interpersonal communication and at the fastest pace possible. Consumers and organizations alike were so busy focusing on the next task, nobody was concerned with making connections. Once citizens were forced to stay home, limit interactions, and slow down, there was a shift. People want human connection. People … Read More

The First Rule of Your Organization Needs to Be Trust

Posted by Scott WegmannPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes

2021-04-13

Relationships, whether personal or professional, are built on trust. This is true in business for employee relationships as well as customer relationships. Employees need to trust each other and their superiors, and consumers need to trust the brands in which they invest. The rule of trust builds a foundation for a successful business, and you can build trust through transparency, … Read More

Why Integrity is Everything in Business

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes, Recruitment & Retention, Uncategorized

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Imagine working for or supporting a dishonest company or organization. As an employee, you might feel uneasy, and as a customer you might feel duped. These are the feelings that can arise when a business does not value integrity. Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, according to Oxford Languages. A company that upholds this … Read More

Using Storytelling in Business

Posted by Steve BradyPosted on Marketing & Selling

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Strong storytelling is so important in business. This story tells consumers who you are and why they should buy from you. A good brand story can create and inspire those in the company as well as potential consumers to go with you for their needs or share the message of your brand. Continue reading to learn more about how to … Read More