Friday 5 for the Week of April 6th, 2015


This week’s Friday 5 has more good stuff in it than our Easter basket after that community egg hunt last week. Those kids never stood a chance…

If you agree (with the good stuff part, not necessarily the kid part — or maybe both, we don’t judge), then share this post with the hashtag #Friday5.

Business Mentoring Series — The 21st Century Employee

with: Fran Tarkenton and Kory Kogon

Today, innovation is part of everyone’s job description, from the main line worker to upper level management. This ain’t your grandfather’s assembly line. FranklinCovey’s Kory Kogon discusses on this week’s episode of the Business Mentoring Show… Watch episode

9 Epic (and Hilarious) Business Branding Fails

by: Harry Kierbow

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you’re just going to fail. It may stem from a lack of research, a good idea gone awry, or just plain bad luck, but it’s going to happen. Here are 9 examples of seemingly good ideas gone terribly, terribly wrong… 7 minute read

Why I’ve Followed the Same Morning Routine for Decades

by: Fran Tarkenton

I’ve had the same morning routine for decades. Sticking to a routine has always brought me clarity of thought, a positive mindset, and most of all, successful results for the rest of the day… 4 minute read

[Video] Green Heart Construction — Buying an Existing Business

by: Dan Fontaine

Pat Sullivan first came to work at Green Heart Construction as an employee. After a year in the business, though, the owners approached him with an offer. They were ready to retire and wanted to know if he and his wife Melissa wanted to purchase the business. He shares what he learned… 3 minute video

Small Business Retirement Plans Part 1: The SIMPLE IRA

by: Ted Jenkin

While I know many people are scrambling to complete their tax returns, it’s never a bad time of year to start planning for your or your employees’ retirement. Here’s the low-down on the SIMPLE IRA, a very common choice for small businesses. Is this plan right for you?… 4 minute read

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