Good Employee, Bad Employee

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A wise woman once told me that the first month with a new babysitter had better be blissful, because it’s all down hill from there.  Then there’s the “honeymoon” period when a couple first falls in love with each other.  No need to explain how that goes much of the time.  Have you hired a new employee who […]

Thinking About Money – Expenditures

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Money doesn’t go far in small business.  Should we spend more on marketing communications?  Buy a new laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone, or camera?  Upgrade our website, CRM, billing system, cloud storage, phone or Internet services?  Hire a new sales, customer service, or finance person?  Enhance employee benefits? Create new products?  And so on. Each opportunity […]

Becoming an Employer

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So.  Your company has grown and now it is time to hire an employee.  Congratulations! You’ve moved into an entirely new category of business:  the Employers! Employers represent roughly 28% of all firms.  The remaining 78% have no employees – yet. The US economy needs all the employers it can get! I’m regularly asked how […]