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Why Employee Turnover Is Expensive and What You Can Do About It

By |2018-12-11T04:11:31+00:00March 6th, 2017|business growth, human resources, recruiting|

As we grow our businesses, there comes a time where we need to hire someone to pick up the slack. Oftentimes, these are the entry-level jobs. While entry-level jobs aren’t the highest paying jobs, turnover can make them expensive because you are spending time, money, and resources in hiring and training new employees. What is [...]

6 Reasons You Should Ask for Referrals

By |2018-12-11T04:11:31+00:00October 5th, 2016|business growth|

Referrals are an often overlooked means to growing your business. Here are my top reasons why you need to find the courage and ask for them: Referrals don’t cost money: Yes, you have to take the time to make the calls or send out the warm letters. Other than that, referrals can an affordable part [...]

Why I Started Checking for Resilience

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00March 15th, 2016|accountability, business growth, human resources, leadership, recruiting, team building|

I was watching Barbara Corcoran’s TED Talk on Rethinking Failure. One of the key messages that popped out for me was the ability to handle failure. Her message was that her successes always came on the heels of failure. One of the qualities that helps a person recover from failure is resilience. It is the [...]

10 Steps to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00November 5th, 2015|accountability, action plans, business growth, goal setting, human resources|

I put this together for a client group, which resulted in a fantastic booklet with action steps and exercises. Here are the highlights. Step 1: Know where you want to go. Each step in your career takes you in a direction. Are you going where you want to go? Take some time to evaluate where you [...]

With Growth, There Is Pain

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00September 1st, 2015|business growth, recruiting, self care|

In March, my residential cleaning business had a huge growth spurt. The franchise was awarded an exclusive contract with a local employer to provide cleaning services to their employees. It was fantastic news. It was also scary news.  It meant I needed to hire and train new people to handle the new client base. That is [...]

Money Mindset: 15 Revenue Generating Activities

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00August 31st, 2015|business growth, revenue generating activity|

When you work with a business coach, one of the things you will be told is to work on revenue generating activities. Yes, it is important to file your taxes and pay your suppliers. But without revenue, you won’t have taxes or suppliers to pay. What are revenue generating activities? They are what you do [...]