5 Tactics to Emerge as Business Leader

A business leader is someone who understands the conditions of a market and then develops strategies for meeting demands. In particular, a leader in business is someone who can motivate a team of people to meet larger demands for the entire company

Succession Planning

What will happen to your business after you retire? Most small business owners want their companies to survive after they leave, but only a small fraction of businesses actually manage to last into a second generation. To make it, you need an effective succession plan.

Forget Millennials: Time to Prepare for Generation Z

This post is not meant to dis Millennials. In truth, I’ve had my fill of Millennial-bashing comments and commentaries in recent years, often promulgated...

5 Things You Should Do for Your Business Before Year’s End

With the holidays just around the corner, it's easy to overlook those end-of-the-year tasks that you need to take care of. That's why right now, you need to pay attention to these five things and mark them off your list before December 31.

Want to Sell Your Business Someday? Start Planning Now

We've touched on the subject of exit strategies here before and one of the most important points in that discussion is that you should have the end in sight even when you're first starting a small business or buying an existing business.

Why Busyness May Be Killing Your Business

My biggest adjustment when I started my business was that no matter the issue, all paths led to me! Finding new clients, setting the business strategy, agreeing the needed partnership, preparing the materials for the meeting, or managing the vendor registration? Yes, all me. The diversity and volume of topics on my “to do” list was overwhelming at times.

Embrace the Right to Pivot

Plans don't often work as devised. We are not always smart about the market or the product. Great teams are not bound by their original product or marketing plan. Greatness finds one definition in management's ability to "pivot," or change the plan in reaction to its early response from the marketplace.

6 Steps to Get Your Business Startup on Track for Long-Term Success

It’s easy to think about startup businesses and consider the success or horror stories, but what about the average startups? The hard and bleak...

Social Media Strategy Drives Employee Engagement

Spherion Staffing commissioned a study by Harris Interactive on the Emerging Workforce. The study identified key strategies to help organizations become socially engaged and ultimately, positively impact business performance.

Make Sure Your Strategic Plan Has an Implementation Plan

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” -Alexander Graham Bell I have helped a myriad of firms with their strategic planning. These firms know...

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