Tag Archives: Resourceful

WHY DO SOME NEW BUSINESSES SUCCEED, WHILE OTHERS FAIL?

Could a business succeed because some owners are smarter than others? It may seem that way, but there is much more to this. As an employee or a customer, you can walk into a business and think, “why does the owner do this or that? Why not another way, which you may think would be …

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TWO THOUGHTS FOR BUSINESSES TO CONSIDER – GROWTH EFFORTS & MERGERS

Today businesses try to carefully select the best ways to promote their companies, using their funds as efficiently as possible. One effort is by determining which venue is more effective, and how much money is needed to produce a positive impact. It seems those in charge of these decisions don’t always recognize the more practical …

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How to Decide if Self-Employment is for You

How many businesses fail within the first year in the U.S.? The SBA says 30% of small businesses fail within the first two years in the U.S., 50% fail within the first 5 years, and 66% fail by their 6th year. With thorough planning, research, financing, appropriate professional support, and flexibility, a business can survive …

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How Did Existing Execs “Learn the Ropes” vs How The New Generation Expects to Learn

When the existing Execs were “learning how to be a Leader” years ago, the hope was to have an existing Leader who was gifted at teaching, training, and developing the younger generation on how to be an Effective Leader. That was true with my husband, Bill Crigger. He was first exposed to a very sharp, …

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The Importance of Strategic Planning when Preparing for Future Growth

Having moved to Charlotte in the fall of 1980, I can tell you that many of the city planners didn’t have a good understanding of what people wanted who moved here at that time. The Raintree subdivision (residential) was in its early stages, and we were being told by realtors that the city really didn’t …

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As More Executives Exit, Are Companies Investing a Stronger Initiative to Train New Leaders?

After 25 years in business, and having been fortunate to have met so many excellent and successful business leaders during that time, I have noticed the past 2-3 years that more and more of those executives are exiting to enjoy their Retirement. However, the ratio of new leaders being trained for senior positions are much …

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Is Your Company a Supportive Community Partner

One important aspect of any company is to have “good public relations” with their community. Companies that hire a larger number of community citizens should feel that public relations is a very important factor. Hopefully, that employer compensates the employees well and provides valuable benefits and resources. The relationship and management that employers have with …

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Encourage Your Workplace to be Proactive, Sensitive & Supportive

This time of year most of us find ourselves being more sentimental and thankful for our many blessings.  We also have fond memories of family and holiday traditions.  When couples marry, each bring specific traditions into their home.  This may spill over into our work life.  Some may decorate their offices or desks, while others …

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Learning to Develop Mutual Respect and Professional Co-Existence Between the Generations

Each generation is determined to have their own identity, and our currently younger generations in the workforce are no different.  As a Baby Boomer, we insisted on dressing differently with hip-hugger and bell-bottom blue jeans, many of the girls wore “tops” that looked like maternity blouses, and then there were the mini-skirts — and we …

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Hiring Is Serious Business and Those Hiring Need to be Trained to do so Effectively

Too many take the “hiring process” too lightly.  Many think it is a matter of quizzing individuals and watching some sweat, as if the interviewer is “putting the screws” to a criminal.  That is NOT what the hiring process is about. There are specific approaches to help the interviewer determine if the job candidate is being …

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