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Friday 5 for November 15th, 2019

What is Your Standard for Yourself? By Shep Hyken What standard do you set for yourself when you’re serving a customer? Your standard for yourself should be even higher than the standard the customer has for you. Holding yourself to… Watch video Planning for the End of 2019, and the Coming of 2020 By ADP…

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What is Your Standard for Yourself?

What standard do you set for yourself when you’re serving a customer? Your standard for yourself should be even higher than the standard the customer has for you. Holding yourself to that standard will help create a better customer experience, and lead you to be more proactive about taking care of things when something goes…

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Planning for the End of 2019, and the Coming of 2020

Can you believe it? 2019 is almost over, and that means you need to plan for any reporting and compliance requirements for the end of the year, and preparation for 2020. There are several changes coming to be aware of, including a new Federal Form W-4, many states changing their W-2 reporting deadlines, new gig…

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It’s Not About Me

Your business isn’t about you. It’s not about what you think people want, it’s not what strategies you think will work, it’s not what you think your product or service’s value is. The reality is that any business has to be about meeting the needs of other people, providing a product or service that other…

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Consultant’s Corner: Finding Angel Investors

Question: I am beginning a new business and would like to secure funding through angel investors. Where should I start? Of course, the angel investor category can include family, friends, and business associates. Also, the type of business venture and amount of capital needed can influence where to look for angel investors. For example, your…

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Friday 5 for November 8th, 2019

How Do You Stand Out? By Shep Hyken What makes a business stand out from its competitors? What makes YOU stand out from your competitors? So many businesses have little that differentiates them from another alternative… Watch video The Value of Generational Diversity By ADP How diverse is your team? One of the aspects of…

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The Value of Generational Diversity

How diverse is your team? One of the aspects of diversity that is often overlooked is generational diversity, but all kinds of businesses can benefit from building a team of people at different stages of their lives and careers. Avoiding age discrimination and unintentional bias is one of the first steps to building a more…

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How Do You Stand Out?

What makes a business stand out from its competitors? What makes YOU stand out from your competitors? So many businesses have little that differentiates them from another alternative for their customer. It might just boil down to who’s closest, or who they saw most recently. But you can do more.  You can find ways to…

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Whenever you start a business, it needs to have something about it that is special, some unique quality. Sometimes, that quality is just bringing an existing product or service into a new market. But other times, the unique quality of your business is a new product or service that you’ve invented. When you’ve taken the…

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