In this section, you can learn the basics of business.

March 6, 2019

3 Operational Issues that Weaken Your Business’s Infrastructure

If the operational and management systems in your business are not working to add value and growth to the company, you need to start looking for the cause of the problems. You may have to look long and hard. Yet, keep at it. Most likely, you’ll find that the root of your problems comes from one of three operational issues.
March 4, 2019

Operational Steps Service-Based Businesses Should Take

To effect growth in your business, having well defined steps in your business operations is a must no matter how big or small the company. Even the smallest improvement to the management of a process will yield positive results. Since I work with more service based businesses than manufacturing based businesses, I want to give you the operational steps you need in place in your service-based business. 
March 1, 2019
Build Business Operational Systems for Maximum Growth

Build Business Operational Systems for Maximum Value Growth

Whenever I say the word “Operation,” perhaps your mind goes back to the childhood game of Operation where you attempt to take plastic bones out of a pretend patient without hitting the metal sides of the body. However, that’s not what I’m talking about in this article. I’m not talking about medical procedures or childhood games. What I’m talking about is the flow of your business – how you deliver your goods or services to your customers. If you’re trying to increase the value of your company, then you must build business operational systems.
February 27, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Conducting a Performance Review

Everything You Need to Know About Conducting a Performance Review

Continually setting employee performance expectations in a process. It’s part of an on-going routine that will align with your investment into employee growth. You’re observing your team members throughout the year and providing feedback in small incremental portions. However, about twice a year, you want to formalize the performance management process by conducting a performance review.
February 25, 2019
Employee Performance: Clearly Setting Expectations for Team Success

Employee Performance: Clearly Setting Expectations for Team Success

Employee performance management is a mindset. It’s an operation, an on-going process of setting expectations early and clearly starting immediately when you hire team members into your organization. And it’s a process that helps supervisors and employees reach a shared understanding of what is expected in terms of behavior, results, and feedback. Therefore, in this article, I want to talk about how to navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of employee performace through expectation setting.
February 22, 2019
Tips to Retain Employees

Stop the Revolving Door… 12 Tips to Retain Valuable Employees

If there’s one complaint I hear more than any other from business owners, it’s that they go through employees too often. They start the hiring process, find what appears to be a qualified team member, and bring them on only to have that person leave within a short period. If you’re building an organization where you’re trying to grow, having continuity and regularity within your team is vital. Therefore, you need to jam up that revolving door. Give people multiple reasons to stay with your company using these employee retention ideas.