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Part II: How to build a magnetic company culture

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In Part I, I addressed the values of Transparency and Purpose. I hope you’ve taken some time to think about at least one of those values–what it means to you, and how it might be expressed, or not, in your company’s culture. This time I'm talking about enduring values. Values that, when they are

Part I: How to build a company culture attracts employees in swarms

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I'm fascinated by changes in the workforce across generations. I'm particularly interested in how these changes affect company culture. I've already written about how different generations of employees like to work, how to attract Millennials, and meeting style preferences across

Sales Pipeline Report Template: How to build it in Excel

Sales Pipeline Report

How do you know what sales to expect this month? Next month? Or next quarter? Your sales pipeline report! So what is a sales pipeline report? It's a channel of information that shares critical information about ongoing sales activities that are in the process of being developed, provided,

How to discover your company values

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Company values can be a powerful force in driving your business success. When we are clear about our values, that's one thing. When we hire a team who shares those values, that's another. But when take all of this one step further and we actually reflect those values in our business practices, we

How to build a really awesome organizational culture

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We wanted to put a spotlight on a business that understands what it means to have great organizational culture, so we started searching for some shining examples. That's when we noticed Grasshopper. A company that helps business owners run their operation using cell phones, they offer services

7 Tips for Empowering Employees with Remote Work

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You’ve read plenty of articles and heard all about telecommuting, remote work, working from home, flexible work hours… the list goes on. You’ve heard it makes employees happier, that it’s ‘good for business’, yada yada. So you offer the option to your employees. Now what? You have always

Why company culture eats strategy for breakfast

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Representatives from the armed forces came to my son's school to recruit soon to be high school graduates. Each branch of the armed forces gave a little presentation and slide show about what made them unique. Except for the Marine recruiter. The Marine recruiter walked up to the podium and

Company core values: Why your business needs them

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On paper it was a good deal. Our company had a chance to create a joint venture partnership with another company in the same industry. They had developed some designs and tooling for the Italian market that would enhance our product line. We had a distribution network in the states that they

Company core values list: How to identify your company’s core values

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Establishing Core Values is not just something that big businesses do -- it's something that smart small businesses do, too. Many companies share their core values through a Mission, Vision (M/V/V) Statement. They use this statement to ensure that their actions, behaviors, and plans are

The key to organic business growth: Don’t let your business get stagnant

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This article originally published at Anchor Advisors. “What is the difference between a living thing and a dead thing? In the medical world, a clinical definition of death is a body that does not change. Change is life. Stagnation is death. If you don't change, you die. It's that simple. It's that

The ULTIMATE Small Business Hiring Guide: Everything you need to know about hiring an employee

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Small business hiring is an essential (and often challenging) facet of entrepreneurship. Any business owner who’s made a bad hire (and most of us have) can tell you the pain of realizing your mistake and trying again and again to “fix” the bad hire, before you finally fire them. Not to mention the

How to ask good interview questions: Be skeptical!

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It's always painful to have an opening on your team. Often, the person you're missing was someone you relied on; someone who got stuff done! Now they aren't there; and who's getting that stuff done? It's probably you (in one way or another). That open position is dragging you down. It's no wonder