Growing a Business

These Are the People You Need on Your Startup Team

These Are the People You Need on Your Startup Team

New ventures, especially tech startups, have a character of their own. Often the leader is brilliant and quirky and the team is passionate and driven. This is one reason that the Zuckerberg centered movie “The Social Network” made more th... Read More »

Seven Steps to Start a Consulting Business

The baby boomer generation has been discussed, dissected and debated since its emergence in the mid-1940s. Seventy-six million strong, the group was the center of a new youth-oriented America with changing social norms, new suburbs, and growing moder... Read More »

Coming Soon from Chart Your Course: Build Your Business Boot Camp!

Build Your Business Boot Camp My new Build Your Business Boot Camp will cover a comprehensive list of ways business owners, consultants, trainers and entrepreneurs can begin building and growing their business. As a BOOT CAMP participant, you will le... Read More »

Four Ways to Grow Your Business

While many economic indicators have pointed to the economy’s recovery, small businesses are still feeling the pinch. According to a May 2013 survey from email marketing company Constant Contact, 59 percent of small businesses say running their busine... Read More »

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

Businesses in the hospitality and food and beverage industries face many challenges. They ride the ups and downs of the economy more closely than the healthcare, government, or high-tech sectors, and average two to three times the rate of employee tu... Read More »

Cutting Costs/Curtailing Services Can Produce Crappy Customer Service

In uncertain economic times, it’s common for businesses to focus their time and energies on ways to cut costs.  However, many of the decisions to cut back have generated unintended, and in some cases, disastrous consequences. Some of these knee-jerk ... Read More »

Social Media Revolution 2013

Are you using social media to grow your business? If not, you are missing out. Social media – LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – can allow you to reach an audience larger than ever before – with more impact and longevity than a ... Read More »

Six Resolutions for a Winning Corporate Culture

The start of a new year is a great time for companies to assess their corporate environment. Consider it your corporate culture resolutions list. Here are six steps to get you started in the right direction. Be the leader. A winning corporate culture... Read More »

La Rosa’s Pizzeria: Putting People First

Gregory P. Smith The service and food industry probably has the lowest retention and highest turnover of all the industries in the United States. The reasons for this are varied, but a lot of it can be attributed to low pay, long hours, weekends and ... Read More »

Creating a Great Place to Work | Navigator #180

Creating a Great Place to Work As the economy rebounds businesses are focusing on making their organizations better places to work. They are realizing if employees and managers are unhappy, they are going to leave. Pay and benefits are important, but... Read More »

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