Yearly Archives

  • Obama Signs 2014 Tax Extenders

    President Barack Obama has signed H.R. 5771, The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, and individual taxpayers will benefit from the list of 50-plus tax extenders. There’s tax relief for teachers, commuters, home renovators who go green and those who live in no-income-tax states. They’ll all see the breaks on their 2014 tax returns and […]

  • What are Your 2015 Sales Goals?

    The New Year is just around the corner. Have you given any thought to your sales plans and goals yet? If not, it’s the perfect time to take some advice on how to get started. By managing these three things, you’re sure to have a successful 2015: Sales meetings Budget Time Start by answering these […]

  • 2015 Cybersecurity Resolutions

    Security breaches were front and center this year, including those that happened at high-profile brands such as Home Depot, AT&T, JP Morgan, eBay and P.F. Chang’s. Because these companies are so large, they were able to mobilize their resources and recover fairly quickly, but small businesses are not always so fortunate.  A survey by Experian found […]

  • Network, Network, Network

    Networking: it plays a crucial part in our careers and businesses. Whether it’s finding a new client or just passing and sharing knowledge…not everybody is doing it right. What might you be doing wrong? If you want to network successfully and get noticed by the person you want to connect with, avoid these mistakes: Not […]

  • Your Business Legacy

    How is it that some leaders can make a lasting impact?  It can’t simply be achieved at the tail end of a person’s tenure at an organization or the very year a leader starts planning to retire; a legacy is created throughout the entire course of a career. Comprised of decisions and actions, legacy leadership […]

  • Employee Development for Key Company Roles

    When businesses grow, there is a natural path toward having less experienced employees assume new leadership roles. Smaller businesses sometimes fail to consider the benefits of leadership planning, believing that there will never be a need for additional key personnel, other than the owners or a handful of top managers. Active training and development make […]

  • Do Your Employees Trust You?

    New research finds that some employees aren’t keeping the faith – in their bosses. A new study from Interaction Associates, a workplace performance improvement company, concluded that 40 percent of workers said they don’t have a high level of trust in their individual bosses or in their organization as a whole. More than one-quarter of […]

  • 5 Client Retention Strategies

    Try as you might, some clients just won’t be in it for the long haul. There is hope, however! Client retention is arguably one of the most important aspects of your business. It takes a lot of hard work, time and money to draw clients into your business, so it’s important that you work to […]