Why You Should be Building Your Business 140 Characters at a Time

Biz guy and woman at computerIf you’re a small-business owner, chances are – given that it’s 2015 – you’ve already done the digital basics; meaning, you have a website and a company Facebook page. Many business owners, however, have yet to take the next logical social-media step and join Twitter. Continue reading

Are Your Employees Happy?

happyA typical business owner’s to-do list is epic in length, scope, and overall ability to induce record-setting headaches. Consequently, rare is the business owner who has time to contemplate whether or not his/her employees are happy. What many business owners don’t realize, however, is that this would be time very well spent. Continue reading

Colon Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable

ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth_4x3Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that – this year alone – some 137,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and another 50,000 will die from the disease. As startling as those statistics are, it’s even more shocking to learn that: Continue reading

Employees Who Eat Right Bolster your Bottom Line

casual coworker lunchFrom managing inventory to making payroll, business owners have enough on their plates without worrying about what workers are putting on their actual plates. This may well be worth worrying about, however, because there’s a connection between employees’ diets and businesses’ bottom lines. Continue reading

Snoozing as a Winning Business Strategy

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The time has come to turn this well-worn expression on its head, particularly in the business world. Wave goodbye to the notion that hard-driving, sleep-deprived, Type A’s hold the keys to success. In fact, research has shown that inadequate sleep is costly from several perspectives, and it’s virtually a national epidemic. Continue reading

Work-Life Balance is Good Business

young Chinese father and sonCompany owners who are committed to helping their employees achieve work-life balance may be driven by altruism or they may just be shrewd. That’s because facilitating work-life balance is simply good business. In fact, studies have found these three key results: Continue reading

ACA 90-Day Waiting Period Rule on Use of Orientation Periods

ACA 90-Day Orientation PeriodOn June 25, 2014, the government issued final rules regarding the use of “bona fide employment-based orientation periods” in connection with the Affordable Care Act’s 90 day waiting period limits.

These final rules largely track the proposed rules issued in February 2014.

 

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Sales Strategies for a Successful 2015

co-workers in confrenceIf you haven’t yet mapped out your 2015 sales strategies – the year is still young – so it’s certainly not too late.

 

10 Trends to Consider

Before inking your sales strategies, however, take a few minutes to review the following trends. They should inform your sales strategies and – hopefully – pave the way to a successful 2015. Continue reading