The Importance of Leading by Example

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Leadership

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You can tell your employees what to do until you are blue in the face, but if you aren’t practicing what you are preaching, your team may not respond well. You are the main example for your employees, so it is absolutely crucial that you lead by example. Creating Cohesiveness If you want your team to follow procedures or do … Read More

Why Regular Training is Important to Your Organization

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes, Recruitment & Retention

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Children are not the only people who are capable of obtaining new knowledge. It is important to learn new things every day, whether it be for your own personal enrichment, or to help move you forward in your career. This is an idea that you should share with your employees every day. Keep reading to learn more about the importance … Read More

Why Saying ‘No’ Is An Important Aspect Of Business Growth

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership

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When you first start out, telling someone “no” may terrify you. I think Warren Buffett said it best, “Really successful people say no to almost everything.” There are many reasons why sometimes saying “no” is the best move for you and your business. Prioritization A large number of business owners share the common fear of “missing out” on a good … Read More

The Importance Of Technology With Internal Communication

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Operations & Processes

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It is so important, now more than ever, to have programs in our workplaces that make communication fast, and easy. Working remotely has become more popular and more necessary than ever before. According to Financesonline.com, “30 million employees work from home at least once a week in the US. It’s predicted that by 2022, 60% of office-based employees in the … Read More

Word Of Mouth Is Not Dead In The Digital Era

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Marketing & Selling

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Think about the last time you tried a new restaurant or visited a new store. What did you think of it? Did you tell your friends about it? According to a Nielsen study, “92% of consumers believe suggestions from friends and family than other advertising.” This statistic alone shows the value that word-of-mouth (AKA WOM) marketing, and how it still … Read More

Do You Really Need A Fancy Office To Run Your Business?

Posted by Scott WegmannPosted on Money & Metrics

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When you first start a business, one of the most important choices you will have to make is about where your business is located. Can your business function out of your home office, a storefront, or a formal office? Each business is different and requires different spaces to interact with their customers, while also providing a space for employees. Another … Read More

The Rise Of The Remote Worker

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Operations & Processes

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There are differing opinions about letting employees work in the comfort of their own homes. Some businesses thrive on having personal, face-to-face interaction with their customers; while for others, meeting in person is just not necessary. How do we know if this is the right choice for our businesses? Keep reading to learn more about the good and bad sides … Read More

Practical and Proven Ideas For Gaining New Clients

Posted by Rachel HauckPosted on Operations & Processes, Recruitment & Retention

Practical and Proven Ideas for Gaining New Clients

Maintaining a steady stream of new customers and clients is vital to any business. Without new customers purchasing your products or services, there wouldn’t be enough cash to keep your business viable long-term. It is important to have a solid strategy for attracting new customers as well as maintaining a strong professional relationship with your potential market. First impressions mean … Read More

Best Ways To Keep Your Company Mission Top Of Mind

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership

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Your company’s mission statement is the basis for why you began the business in the first place. The daily tasks of running a business can start to feel overwhelming and tiresome. Reminding yourself and your team of why you are doing what you are doing is an essential way to keep passion and care in your daily work routine. Employee … Read More

How To Manage Employee Benefits As Health-Care Costs Continue To Rise

Posted by Matt GoerdtPosted on Money & Metrics

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Unfortunately, health-care costs in the United States only seem to be increasing as time goes on. In 2020, according to CNBC.com, “Large employers predict the total cost of covering health insurance for workers and their families will hit an average of $15,375 in 2020, an increase of 5%, according to a survey by the National Business Group on Health.” With … Read More