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Are You Taking Advantage of the Gig Economy?

A recent study found that 57 million Americans are part of the gig economy, taking on work arrangements like freelancing, contract work, and other agile options. And that trend includes all levels of workers, from the top to the bottom! But while a huge part of the labor force is moving that way, companies in…

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The Two Sides of Customer Service Training

Understanding what it means to deliver great customer service and being the type of person who can deliver it are two very different things. Anyone can read about strategies or participate in customer service training, but it still takes a certain type of personality to consistently deliver good service, day in and day out, to pleasant customers as…

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Encourage Dissent!

Diverse thinking is one of the things I value the most. I want to hear all kinds of different ideas from all different sources. I don’t want other people to just echo back what I said, I want people to challenge me. And I don’t want everybody around me to think the exact same way.…

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Consultant’s Corner: Surviving an IRS Schedule C Audit

Question: I have just received my first notice from the IRS indicating that there will be a Schedule C Audit. What should I expect? The IRS should have provided you with an Information Document Request that will tell you specifically what they want to review in this first meeting. Review this document request with your…

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Friday 5 for March 8th, 2019

Un-Common Sense By Shep Hyken Sometimes we’re confronted with problems where the solutions are difficult to figure out. But sometimes, the solution is staring us right in the face—as long as we’re willing to look!… Watch video The Challenges When You Grow By ADP When you’re running a successful business, you run into a variety…

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The Challenges When You Grow

When you’re running a successful business, you run into a variety of challenges that accompany growth. But these challenges can be particularly difficult for business owners who, while they have great passion for what they do, didn’t exactly go into business so that they could manage HR and cash flow. A recent survey found that…

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You Don’t Need Super-Salesmanship

For years, ever since I played football, people have come to me to say, “I’ve got this great idea, if only you would be willing to sell it for me.” But the honest truth is, I’m not a great salesman. That doesn’t stop people from coming to me and telling me we could make millions…

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Un-common Sense

Sometimes we’re confronted with problems where the solutions are difficult to figure out. But sometimes, the solution is staring us right in the face—as long as we’re willing to look! A friend of mine recently shared a story of an experience she had where a problem had an obvious solution. But common sense isn’t always…

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What’s in the Secret Sauce of Your Small Business?

What comes to mind when we think about secret sauce? There’s the unexpected flavor, adding a kick to any ordinary recipe, and the mystery of the sauce itself. What’s all in it that makes it taste so good? Some of us may wish that we knew so we could duplicate the sauce for ourselves and…

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