Haste makes waste

“Take time for all things…” ~ Ben Franklin The wisdom of our forbearers has given us so many warnings about the dangers of hurry, rush, and

The Job of a Leader

I was very fortunate to work for an excellent leader and mentor named Bob Baker. Bob knew what it took to be a good leader; he demonstrated

Frosty The Snowman Goes Into Business For Himself

Frosty, for so long known as "the Snowman," always had secret aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur, of shaking off the shackles of the

What do I do when my employees ask for a raise?

There’s no conversation that business owners want to avoid more than when an employee asks for more money. It’s awkward. Either you haven’t

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Clients in 2015

If you’re still scrambling to pull together a holiday gift for your clients…it’s getting pretty late, don’t you think? Time’s ticking, so

How to talk so your boss will listen, and listen so your boss will talk.

The meeting’s over and you are gathering up your stuff. As you review the meeting there’s a pit in your stomach: did we accomplish anything

7 Business Goals for the Last 7 Weeks of 2015

There are only seven more weeks left in 2015. It’s always unbelievable how quickly time moves when you own a business, but the time for

4 Meetings You Can’t Miss (And One You Should Always Skip)

When people hear the word ‘meeting,’ something strange happens. Their eyes roll, they sigh heavily, and a general expression of

Transparency: The Quality Everyone Needs More of on Social Media

In a way, social media is like a cocktail party. If you’ve ever been to a cocktail party (or any party, for that matter) you know those

5 Reasons to Hire Slow (Even When It’s Painful)

Lots of business owners struggle with the hiring process. And I don’t mean it creates some general unpleasantness within their