December 23rd, 2019

What’s your vision for 2020?

You already set new year resolutions for your personal life, so why not do it for your professional life as well? Since the new year is rapidly approaching, it’s time to create a roadmap for 2020 and create goals that set you and your company up for success.

As a small business owner, here are a few areas to focus on as you set goals for the year ahead:

2) Consider your employees and office culture: Since you’re focused on the bigger picture, take…


October 3rd, 2019

Just like the first day of school, the first day at a new job can be exciting and a little nerve-racking. Maintaining your self-proclaimed “efficiency in Excel” or thinking about the commute is usually at the forefront of your mind, but what you wear is a key detail to successfully stepping into your new career. Here are some tips on what to wear on your first day at a new job:

The Basics
Wearing “Business Casual” attire is always your best bet when starting a new job. Even if the…


July 10th, 2019

Every employer maintains a personnel file for each employee that includes pertinent and private information. A personnel file usually contains information about a staff member’s employment history with details about compensation, disciplinary actions, etc. Within each personnel file, there should be two sections – one being a general file and the other being a confidential file.
The Basics
The general personnel file should contain documents related to selection, hiring and employment (e.g.,…


July 5th, 2019

You’ve thrown a fun and honorable “Going Away” party and have already started the hiring process for an employee who has decided to leave the company. Then you catch wind that this same employee would like to return to the company. How do you handle the decision to rehire a former employee?

While rehiring is very common with seasonal jobs or in niche industries where the amount of qualified candidates are scarce, rehiring was typically frowned upon years ago;however, times are changing…


June 28th, 2019

Soak up the sun and enhance your business this summer! Use the sunshine months to incorporate these great marketing strategies into your planning:
Clean House
Spring has sprung but a good old spring cleaning this summer would be great. Use the summer days in the office to clean your workspace or paint a new accent wall. Prepare for success by organizing your files and emails. Take this opportunity to clean and get organized so you can get a jumpstart on the successful future of your…