Start Your Business with Value

When you start a business, the first thing you have to have is a product or service that solves problems for people. You have to have something that people actually want, that they can use. Once you have that, you have to provide people with great value. Many businesses that find themselves leading the way…

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How To Form a Non-Profit Business

If you’re looking to form a non-profit corporation, there are several important steps for you to follow. Incorporating a non-profit corporation is often similar to a for-profit corporation, but there are some differences to be aware of. Here are some general guidelines for incorporating a non-profit. Pre-Incorporation Matters Prior to incorporation, you should have a…

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Keep Up with the Latest Workforce Trends

Everything in life is constantly evolving and changing. The workforce is no different! Your employees will develop new expectations, different wants and desires, and changed priorities. Keeping up with the latest workforce trends will help you attract and retain the best talent for your team. In our latest article, we examine some of these latest…

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Earning Your Customers’ Trust

Trust is the foundation for great relationships. So how much do your customers really trust you? To build that trust, you need to deliver a predictable, consistent experience, every time. When your customers have confidence that you’ll take care of them, then you’re on your way. In this week’s video, I share some examples of…

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Consultant’s Corner: 15 Reasons to Write a Business Plan

Question: I have been in business for a year. Is it worth my while to prepare a business plan since I am not borrowing money? The two basic purposes of a business plan are to raise funding and effectively plan new business ventures. Below is a list of 15 common reasons, including the first two…

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Friday 5 for February 1st, 2019

Don’t Just Keep Up—Stand Out! By Shep Hyken Making sure that you’re keeping up with what your competitors are doing is a good start, but directly going head-to-head might not be the best strategy. Instead, find ways you can stand out—be different… Watch video You Can Get a Tax Credit for Hiring a New Employee!…

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Don’t Miss Out on What Could Be Your Signature Idea

Newly elected baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera is known for many things: Holding the all-time career saves record. Winning 5 World Series championships with the New York Yankees. Setting a host of playoff relief records. And last week, those accomplishments made him the first player ever unanimously elected the Baseball Hall of Fame. I…

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How to Hear the Customer Out in Three Easy Steps

There are some customers that just want to be heard. We all know the type—they aren’t so much upset with your company as they just want your company to hear them out. In fact, these types of customers are typically easier to handle than customers who are truly upset at your company. You can tell the…

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You Can Get a Tax Credit for Hiring a New Employee!

Did you know that it’s possible to hire a new employee and get a tax credit for it? The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program provides a tax credit for employers who hire workers who are members of specific groups, such as veterans, SNAP recipients, and Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals, among many others. When you participate…

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Don’t Just Keep Up—Stand Out!

Making sure that you’re keeping up with what your competitors are doing is a good start, but directly going head-to-head might not be the best strategy. Instead, find ways you can stand out—be different. What can you do that the competition isn’t doing? You want to stand out and be different—as long as the thing…

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