30 Sep

Managing Your Small Business Should Be Simple

Small Business Owners are no different than any other Business owner or Leader, they have to manage their business.  This doesn’t have to be a complex endeavor and can if the proper tools are used, be a relatively simple process. 

Most business owners will use some type of tool to help them manage their business.  These tools, often meant for large businesses can be complex and challenging to use, even for experts in a particular area such as Inventory or Accounting.  However, the process doesn’t have to be hard.

Managing a business is unique to each business, however, some processes are the same no matter what the size or type of business.  Depending on the type of business this can involve a few steps or many steps. 

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23 Sep

What Labor Shortage?

As I work with clients to improve workforce performance during a period a claimed labor shortage locally I find that Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience, and Behaviors (KSAEB) have become more important than before.  The possession of those attributes become more important to businesses success and hiring those who do not possess the right combination of those diminishes workforce performance, business profitability, and shareholder value.  So why would a business hire someone with less KSAEB as opposed to hiring someone with more KSAEB?  Is giving an inexperienced worker a growth opportunity more important than maximizing performance, profit and shareholder value? Is the lower wage they require a better choice?

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16 Sep

Hiring Experience or Giving Opportunity?

As I work with clients to improve workforce performance during a period of very low unemployment locally I find that Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience, and Behaviors (KSAEB) have become more important than before. The possession of those attributes become more important to businesses success and hiring those who do not possess the right combination of those diminishes workforce performance, business profitability, and shareholder value. So why would a business hire someone with less KSAEB as opposed to hiring someone with more KSAEB? Is giving an inexperienced worker a growth opportunity more important than maximizing performance, profit and shareholder value? Is the lower wage they require a better choice? Is giving a growth opportunity better than hiring experience?

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09 Sep

Is Your Business Military Veteran Ready?

A lot of businesses promote Military Veteran hiring.  A surprising number do not hire Military Veterans at all, but that’s another blog. 

Hiring Military Veterans is a good thing, they bring a wealth of skills and experiences to a business that can provide strong positive behaviors that help drive organizational strategy that improves performance, profitability, and share holder value.  They are mission focused, execute your strategy to a fault, and are driven to teamwork and successful outcomes.  All attributes that should mean an excellent employee and member of your business team.

However, those very same behavioral attributes can also cause them to fail.

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