Barely Breaking Even in Your Small Business?

  It’s tax season. Do you hear the collective groan from small business owners across the country? Are you one of those small business owners who is groaning? Do you find yourself working harder and harder, year after year in your business, only to get your taxes done and learn you’re barely breaking even? It’s … read more

Attracting and Keeping the Best Employees

If you’ve been struggling to attract qualified applicants to fill open positions in your business, rest assured, you are not alone. In fact, many small business owners across the country have this struggle as they compete with corporate America for talent. As a small business owner, you have an opportunity to shine as an employer … read more

1 Easy Way to Fill Entry-Level Positions with Great Employees

Do you find yourself in the position of constantly hiring for entry-level positions, and feeling frustrated by the poor quality of the applicants? Many small business owners struggle to fill entry-level positions with great employees. Competition for labor often leaves small business owners feeling pressured to compete with wages paid by larger employers in their … read more

The Slow Kiss of Death for a Small Business

It’s the same problem, and I hear it over and over from small business owners. Quite honestly, I’m very worried for those of you struggling with this. Here’s the problem: It seems so hard to find good-quality people to hire that you hang on to marginal employees just so you have a warm body doing … read more

GAME-Changers for Your Small Business in 2015

2015 is approaching rapidly! Every year, I use the last month to do strategic planning in preparation for the following year. Year-end is a great time to reflect on the year’s WINS and losses, along with all there is to be learned. Then, plan the year ahead. There are 3 key strategic areas small business … read more

3 Steps to KEEPING Your Best Employees

Congratulations! You have found and hired an A-Player employee. This employee is exceeding your expectations in lots of different ways. It feels too good to be true! You may already be hearing a nagging voice in your head, asking, “Just how will you hang on to this really good talent?” Keeping your best employees happy … read more

Drive Innovation with this Powerful Question

If you’re like most business owners, you want your company to stand out from the crowd, to be innovative, and to have a clear market position. You probably spend a lot of time thinking about these things, and come up with some pretty good ideas for how to accomplish this. Yet, have you ever noticed … read more

How to End Office Drama

Many business owners I talk to are very frustrated with the “drama” that comes along with having employees. A question I hear over and over is, “Why can’t employees just get along with one another and do their jobs?” Often, business owners are blind to their own role in perpetuating the drama among employees. That … read more

Quick Productivity Tip: Stars and Successes

A lot of us cross off completed tasks from a written To-Do List. At the end of the day, the list can look pretty messy. Once everything has been crossed off the list, we toss it in the trash. My client does something different. She bought a pack of star stickers. Instead of crossing off … read more

Creating a High Performing Team

I recently had the honor of presenting the Riverton Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award to Jeff and Michelle McMenamy and their team at Teton Therapy PC. Teton Therapy provides physical and occupational therapy services to residents of Fremont County, WY. Over the years, Jeff has walked the journey from working “in” his … read more