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Should You Hire an Employee You’ll Never Meet Face-to-Face?

Outsourcing isn’t just for corporations anymore. With modern technology, it has never been easier for small businesses to hire skilled workers from around the world. They’re called virtual assistants and these work-from-home employees can fill small gaps in your workflow without the expense of full-time help. How? You pay only for time spent on projects. […]

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Make Excellence a Business Habit

In only ten minutes of watching this video, I went from laughing so hard I was almost crying, to holding back tears because the message was so heartfelt. No exaggeration, pinky swear. This was my response to Dr. Rick Rigsby’s commencement speech about making a positive impact on the world. It’s so good, I’ve now […]

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Alexa for Business: Is it Ready for Your Office?

The hands of an entrepreneur are often as tired and calloused as the hands of a laborer because we have our hands in everything. This is why the promise of hands-free technology is so appealing. And since many of us are already using Amazon Echo in our home, which allows us to check the morning […]

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Is My Small Business Suffering From ADD?

You’re probably an accountant, marketer, purchaser, HR director, salesman, maintenance worker, CEO and every other possible role in between. It’s true: every small business owner wears too many hats. Full email inboxes taunt you, phone calls pull at you, customers glare at you. As much as you want to do it all, chances are some […]

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Should I Hire a Relative?

You may not be able to choose your relatives, but thank heavens, you can choose your employees. The question is, should you choose to hire a relative? Imagine if I told you there’s a potential job candidate out there who requires no background check, no references, no interview, and you already know they are reliable […]

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When You Put People First, Profits Will Follow

There are few words that strike more fear in business owners than recession.  But one of those more frightening words, for both employees and compassionate leaders, is layoffs. Bob Chapman, CEO of the manufacturing company Barry-Wehmiller, faced both of those terrible words daily in 2009 as the financial crisis was beginning to wreak havoc on […]

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