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Move Forward to WIN!

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What is one of your recent WINS?

Share it here in the comment section and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win an autographed copy of The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz PLUS other surprises from Sabrina!

DEADLINE for entry is November 15.

Capturing the Hearts of Your Employees

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“Great attitude”
“Dependable”
“Self-motivated”
“Wants our business to be successful”
“Looks for ways to help instead of waiting on me to tell them what to do”
“Someone with similar values who cares about the mission of our team”

These are all descriptions business owners use when asked to describe their “dream” employee.

Yet, too often, business owners feel stuck with employees who fall very short of these descriptors. You may find yourself with a couple of good employees plus a number of employees show up, do some work, but don’t give it their all. In fact, there’s a word for this—“presenteeism.” These are employees who punch the clock and collect their paycheck. They wait for you to tell them what to do, then do a mediocre job with what you have asked of them. Continue reading

I Just Need to Vent

by Dr. James Cummings

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Last week I was having a conversation with a manager at a local business. We had scheduled this meeting to discuss strategy. Upon my arrival in her office, it was immediately made clear to me that we were going to be talking about something on her mind that was unrelated to our scheduled meeting. Her topic? “I’m super pissed off today about the people on my team.”

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Strategy: The Secret Ingredient for Success in Small Business

by Dr. James Cummings

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“James, I am not sure that I fully understand what business strategy is … I hear the words, and I read that I’m supposed to have one, but I really don’t understand what one is!” Continue reading

Now You’ve Got Them. How Do You Keep Them? 3 Keys to Retaining Employees

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Congratulations! You have found and hired an A-Player. Now what? How do you keep this employee around? Keeping your top employees happy and engaged will take some time on your part, but the payoff is well worth the investment. Obviously, proper training is important to getting your employees off to a good start. But that is only part of the equation for keeping A-Players and getting top performance from you’re A-Players. Here are 3 keys to keeping you’re A-Players that many business owners overlook. Continue reading

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What Clients Say…

Sabrina is essentially the most profitable employee my business has, yet she is not on the payroll. She facilitates me to have insights about my business and myself that no one else can. She opens my eyes to my weaknesses and my strengths and you need to see both to be successful.

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