Recruiting in Rural Communities

Recruiting in rural communities has many benefits. Rural communities are an excellent resource for skilled labor. They are primary locations for tech schools and career colleges. Additionally, rural communities are full of individuals who lack decent job opportunities. These communities also come with a very special set of challenges. Unwillingness to travel. Within these small communities […]

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The 4 stages of a restaurant business

Growing up, I dreamed of launching a restaurant. Actually, I dreamed of growing an empire. When I actually launched my first restaurant: there were a lot of surprises. One thing I learned is that there are 4 major stages a restaurant goes through on its way to success. The life-cycle of a restaurant is similar […]

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How to change a toxic work-culture in 5 steps

Employers have the joy and pain of being responsible for the culture of their workplace. When culture becomes toxic, it is on the head of leadership to find fixes. Most leaders would prefer to hear otherwise, but here’s the tough truth: your work culture may or may not have been created by you, but it is up to you to change it.

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August 14, 2018

One of these mistakes can cost you $10k+

One of the more complicated aspects of business are the employees you hire to manage tasks that you don’t have the time to do yourself. When you hire your first employee, you get access to skills that can compound your business’ effectiveness. However, you also face new rules and risks and must be sure to […]

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July 24, 2018

What is “HR”?

The Human Resources department is the (often unseen) hand that keeps business processes running. While the role of an HR department does vary from company-to-company, there are tasks commonly assigned to the HR Department. They monitor business areas like: employment law compliance, payroll, benefits, work leave, hiring and on-boarding, training, disciplinary actions, policy and procedure […]

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July 9, 2018

Stop wishing your employees were clones

If you’ve ever said, “I wish there were ten of me to help in my business,” this article is for you.  Entrepreneurs often take the next step into being employers and run into some serious barriers. If you’ve been an employer for more than a day, you’ve learned that employees make some really dumb judgement […]

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June 25, 2018

6 ways to increase your team’s productivity

Employees are people.  First and foremost, they have lives and needs–and often these lives and needs distract good employees from doing their best work. Employers need to realize that getting what they want from their employees involves helping employees get what they want.  If an employee is getting what they want out of a job, then they are going to be less likely to leave and a lot more motivated to produce work.

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