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Hire Learning

Hire Learning

The banner at our booth at Expo East 2013 read “Do you love HR? We didn’t think so.” Human resources is a topic that very few people get excited about—I have yet to meet someone who went into business for the purpose of hiring and managing employees. Tackling thorny “people issues” is hard and can be frustrating. But the reality is that once you hire employees, you own myriad challenges that, if not handled well, can grow into significant problems. Read More »

What Makes A Good Leader?

What Makes A Good Leader?

10 top characteristics essential to leading well Read More »

Insurance Update

Insurance Update

What Healthcare Reform Really Means For Small Businesses Read More »

Clear Vision

Clear Vision

Your decision to grow your sales and profits by recruiting and hiring a sales team is one of the most important choices you will ever make in your business, because it will set the stage for nearly every other decision you make going forward. Read More »

Retention: The Downside Of An Up Economy

Three tips to engage and retain your top employees Read More »

Would You Work Here?

Almost everyone has been adversely affected by the economic challenges over the past decade. Some of us lost our jobs, houses, retirement or at least know someone personally who has. People are tired of it and won’t put up with it anymore, at least not for long. We now have many more choices of where we can work, who we give our money to and where we buy things. This is the Information Age, where transparency governs everything, and word of mouth helps us decide how we spend and what companies we support. Read More »

Making Corporate Culture Work

Making Corporate Culture Work

In my role with Facilis Group, I have the good fortune to interact closely with a large number of promotional products companies across North America. This gives me a bird’s-eye view into a lot of corporate cultures. What I have learned is that the most successful distributors all have one trait in common—they have great corporate cultures. Read More »

Healthcare Reform

Healthcare Reform

In June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The act makes some small employers eligible for tax credits and will eventually create the opportunity for small businesses to take advantage of lower health insurance rates than are typically available today. Non-compliance with the act may subject some employers to penalties. Some requirements under the act have already been established, and others have fast-approaching effective dates. Read More »

The Case For A Strategic Plan

The Case For A Strategic Plan

Why engage in strategic planning? Many successful companies have achieved their success without a strategic plan. Others have engaged in strategic planning only to have the resulting plan encased in a binder and placed on a shelf to gather dust. (We call these plans vinyl trophies or strategic bookends.) So why bother? Read More »

Know The True Value Of Your Business

What color of car would you rather buy? Based on your personal preference, the answer to this question will affect how much you are willing to pay for a vehicle that is identical in all aspects other than color. What … Read More »

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