Successful Staffing Strategy: 3 Astonishing Things No One Ever Tells You

The Right Way to Staff a Giant Pumpkin “I’m willing to bet that, if you have created an organizational chart for your business, you’ve approached it the same way most entrepreneurs do – working with what is, instead of what should be.” Mike Michalowicz, The Pumpkin Plan Now that you have identified your Top Clients … read more

Avoid These Costly Mistakes When Onboarding New Employees

Payroll is one of the biggest expenses in small business. Most small business owners are not getting their money’s worth from the investment they are making in employees. Taking steps to optimize employee performance directly impacts your profit. Consider this… have you ever hired a new employee, had great hopes for how the employee would … read more

The Top 10 Problems Profit First Solves in Your Business

Over the last weekend, I got to read Profit First, the newest book from Mike Michalowicz. As I read, I thought of one client after another who could benefit from implementing Profit First in his or her business. In talking to business owners day in and day out about the challenges they face in their … read more

Get Great Employees Coming Your Way

When there is high competition for exceptional employees and a limited talent pool, rural business owners need innovative methods to attract great employees. Employee referral incentive programs offer an effective way to recruit some of the best talent available through leveraging the networks of your employees. Here are 4 tips for making an employee referral … read more

The Secret To Hiring the Perfect Employee

Scaling your business for growth requires hiring people to get the work done. Yet, so many business owners get stuck here. We hold onto an ego-driven myth that we can’t find the right people who will do what we do as well as, or even better than we can.  In fact, when I start working … read more