4 Strategies to Save an Under-Performing Employee

November 29th, 2018 by

As difficult as it may be to find, hire, and train good employees in today’s competitive marketplace, a solid strategy of how to handle under-performing employees can be critical to building an effective team. Keeping the adage “Hire slowly & fire quickly” in mind, are we pulling the trigger too soon? Are there employees who

You Don’t Have to Be “The Answer”

November 26th, 2018 by

This week we’re going to talk about why you don’t have to be “The Answer.” Many business leaders think that they have to be the answer to everything and everyone. It may seem that the other people in your business are not even trying to get the solutions that they need, and instead are coming

The #1 Challenge for Small Business Leaders

November 19th, 2018 by

The number one challenge that most small business owners have is that they don’t have enough time to get everything done. Your time is amazingly constrained, and the amount of things that you do in any given day is mind-boggling. I don’t know how you keep it up, year after year. But, to be honest,

The Missing Piece in Succession Planning

November 5th, 2018 by

Many people say there are seven major steps of business succession planning. 1) The initial reflection period, 2) evaluation of ownership alternatives, 3) grooming the next generation of owners, 4) determining a selling price or valuation for the business, 5) tax and estate planning, 6) obtaining financing, and 7) assuring a steady income flow to