Opportunity

When Opportunity Knocks – Small Business

As a Small Business person you never know when an opportunity arises.  I know we do not want to come off as obnoxious also talking about your business but you never know who can over hear a conversation or one of your friends or associates business connections.   This past week I learned that one of the parents of a child on...

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High Turnover – Welcome White Collar Professions

Lower-skilled, lower-wage jobs historically have had higher turnover rates than white-collar jobs, however, we are seeing higher turnover rates in some traditionally highly-skilled, white-collar jobs in businesses of all sizes.  Today nearly a quarter of working Americans clock in each day in businesses where the average tenure is less than a year. The price of this employee churn is extraordinarily...

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Employee Engagement Leveraging the Frequent Review

I know I always dreaded getting performance reviews and writing performance reviews, as it led to misery in the office, i.e. employee engagement suffered.  The reported number one reason for this misery is the time spent on the process by both the employee and manager.  It does not have to be that way.   A good performance review system promotes transparency in the...

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Software as a Service – Increasing and Productivity in Small Businesses

Software as a Service, or better known as the SaaS business model, has been a staple of the effort in large businesses to increase the Return on Investment and productivity in their use of software systems.  The major benefits of this concept is to have the vendor host the application, and be responsible for the on-going development, support and data...

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