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Profit is Not a 4-Letter Word

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Profit is a mixed bag for most of us small business owners.

It’s very discouraging year after year to pour your blood, sweat and tears into your business, trying to make it better, trying to grow and be profitable, then, at the end of the year to hear from your accountant that you barely broke even—yet again.

Then there is the general public’s perception of small business owners—that we are all rich… that our higher prices are padding our own wallets…that we pay our employees the lowest possible wages and provide the minimum amount of benefits, just so we can jet off to exotic locales, live lavishly and drive fancy vehicles. All it takes is for one customer to question a price and we feel pushed into lowering the price, even as we struggle to meet payroll.

The truth is that many business owners lay awake at night worrying about cash flow, dreading potential layoffs when the economy is bad, and worrying about meeting payroll—so much so that we are often the lowest paid employee on the payroll, and the first to skip a paycheck just to keep the doors open.

Profitable businesses are healthy businesses. When a business is healthy, the owner thrives. When the owner thrives, the employees thrive. When employees thrive, customers are treated well and have a good experience with the business. Continue reading

[PODCAST] Did you know this about hiring?

I just learned something fascinating recently. Did you know that 65% of employees will consider a new job if they learn about it from a friend? 
 
That has HUGE implications for us small business owners wanting to attract top performing employees. Want to know more? Tune in to my recent podcast interview here.


Sabrina (101rt 2)Dr. Sabrina StarlingThe Business Psychologist™ and author of How to Hire the Best specializes in transforming life- and cash-sucking small businesses into highly profitable, Great Places to Work!

Employee  problems can be one of the biggest stumbling blocks for any business owner.  With her background in psychology, and years of driving profit in small business, Dr. Starling knows what it takes to find, keep and get exceptional performance out of your biggest investment-your employees.

Access her comprehensive video training 5 Secrets to Exceptional Employee Performance (her gift to you!).

Success Story: 90 Days to a Great Team!

Ever feel discouraged by the quality of your team? If you’ve been experiencing a lot of turnover and feel like you can’t get the traction you need with your team, Misha and Kate’s Success Story will inspire you. Read on… Continue reading

Meetings that Motivate Employees and Drive Profit

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Has this ever happened to you? You hold a meeting with your employees intending to motivate them and get everyone working together as a team to do their best. You talk. They listen. They may seem interested, or at least they nod their heads in the right places, but then. . . . they go out and do the same old things and nothing has changed. Ugh!!! 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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