Tag Archives: Small Business

How To Find A Reputable Contractor

As homeowners, we are often faced with the dilemma of how best to find a reputable contractor.  Should I get multiple bids, make sure they are licensed, bonded, insured, trained and certified.  Should I do other background checks?  Years in

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TAKING CARE OF HEARTS, while taking care of business

  Truth is, whatever our occupation or business is, we ALL impact and change people’s lives. Love your customers and they will love you back.  We do this first by showing care and by loving what we do.  To be passionate

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LEADING THRU CHANGE: How To Deal With Resistance

  It is inevitable we must deal with resistance, whether internally or externally, when leading through change, business transformations or other major initiatives. We have a choice to (i) be overcome by the resistance or (ii) overcome the resistance. Of

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Expecting Too Much versus Not Expecting Enough

Accountability fundamentally begins with having goals.  So how do we know when goals are set too high versus too low? This article is to reconcile the conundrum between having too high of expectations versus too unreasonable of expectations. I will

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COMMUNICATING DIRECTION: How Much and How Often?

How often and how much should I communicate the direction of our company? Research shows that Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers alike, all desire confidence that the company has a Vision / Direction for the future and a plan

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FOCUS: What Should I Be Working ON Right Now?

How do I balance my short term demands along with my with long term priorities? The quick answer is to remain focused.  Have clarity on what you should be working ON right now and be okay with saying NOT NOW

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BEST PRACTICES IN LEADERSHIP (For Every Business Owner & Entrepreneur)

  Following are highlights of the Best Practices in Leadership I shared in the webinar earlier today. Show gratitude: “Everything begins and ends with THANK YOU – Jim Shultz”.  Everyone likes to be appreciated – customers, employees, shareholders and even ourselves. We have a

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MY SALUTE TO BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS

Every year our president issues a proclamation for Small Business Week to recognize the many contributions of our small business owners and entrepreneurs. Small businesses have a huge impact on our communities, society and national economy.  Small businesses make up

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MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY OF ALL

  I know I am not alone with the feeling that Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday of all. Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude; a time to be grateful for what we have in our lives versus what we don’t.

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NEED A HELPING HAND: Why We Need A Mentor

  Everyone can use a mentor.  I can, you can – we all can.  A mentor is not a luxury; it is an absolute necessity with the pace of our world today.  We operate in a whirlwind. The benefit of

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