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Owning a business comes with numerous opportunities that aren’t possible when you work for someone else, but it’s easy to make mistakes when you own the company. This is especially true if you have a new business. Most new organizations simply don’t have the strength to weather a storm. If you’re in the early stages…

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Owning a business comes with opportunities that aren’t possible when you work for someone else, but it’s easy to make mistakes when you own the company. This is especially true if you have a new business. Most new organizations simply don’t have the strength to weather a storm. If you’re in the early stages of…

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Every company has its own corporate culture, an amalgamation of the values, traditions, beliefs and attitudes of its owner and employees. This culture guides a company’s day-to-day business processes and ultimately becomes its brand, for better or worse. So what are the key influencers that define corporate culture? Business Leader The business owner is the…

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Business leaders, like the corporate culture they inspire, are heavily influenced by a number of factors. From geographic location and professional background to education, gender and life experiences, there are a number of dynamics that shape leadership styles. However, few things are quite as powerful in shaping a leader as the generation in which they…

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We make investments in order to accumulate a return and to increase the value of the initial dollars we invest. The same concept can be used in terms of your employees, and their potential to increase the value of your business – given a commitment to investment. Most business models place employee costs in the…

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If you don’t have good people working for you who are qualified and highly motivated, then you lower the chances of having recurring customers. If you don’t have recurring customers, you may not a have a business that is attractive to potential buyers. The quality of the people working for you is an essential business…

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Employee retention is an issue that plagues all companies– from tiny start-ups to global conglomerates. The human capital that is (or should be) invested in, with training and professional development, has an ROI that can be directly tied to the value of a business. Long term staff members gain a solid understanding of how the…

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Naturally, a business will never mean as much to staff as it does to the owner. Employees, as loyal and hardworking as they may be, are not nearly as emotionally or financially invested. When employees can connect their own financial success directly to that of the business, there is an increased level of motivation. Compensation…

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Every year you plan for your vacation with the anticipation of getting away and enjoying the fruits of your labors. You know where you are going and you know the way. The same kind of planning can strengthen your business. A new season of the year is a good time to reflect on what you…

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