According to the Small Business Administration (SBA.gov) if you want to start a business you should follow these ten steps: Do your research: Conduct market research to determine if your ideal is viable, and that potential customers actually want the products and services that you're trying to sell.Write a business plan: Every organization needs a … Continue reading 12 Steps to Start Your Business
When most people hear the title "Consultant" they either cringe or they have a puzzled look upon their face. Let's discuss the latter... The puzzled look is simply from not knowing what a consultant does and the areas in which the professional consults. No matter what industry that you specialize in or focus on, … Continue reading Why Some People Despise Consultants and Why Others Simply Don’t Understand The Role and Purpose of Consultants
It's the beginning of a new year and oftentimes it also serves as the moment when business ideas take shape and form into business entities. It can seem overwhelming for even the most "business savvy" individuals. There are various local, city, county, state, and federal guidelines that you must comply with before and after launching … Continue reading Are You Considering Starting or Expanding a Business in 2018?
Business owners are oftentimes also big dreamers and with those big dreams comes visions of growth--more and more products and services offered to more people, and more team members to serve those customers. New business owners seek fast growth to penetrate markets that they know their competition will try aggressively to create barriers. If they … Continue reading Hard Lessons Learned Fast: When Growing Your Business Too Fast Takes a Wrong Turn
Did you know that Foreman & Associates offers these full and customized Business Support Services to our clients? Full Service Business Support Offering Support staff training Notary File creation, labeling, and storage setup Office organizing and decluttering Word processing Phone-in dictation Desktop publishing Spreadsheet design Telephone answering and answering system setup Packing and shipping … Continue reading Did You Know That Foreman & Associates Offers These Services?
In our last post we discussed a huge issue in many organizations--high turnover and theft tied to a disconnect between management and employees. This article will shed light on how to recruit, hire, train, and retain quality employees---and how management is key to your success, or the trap door to failure. Slow to Hire Your … Continue reading Hire Employees Like It’s Leading to Marriage
It does not matter if you are a startup or well-established organization, the ability to build a healthy culture and environment is possible. It does not matter if the leaders within your organization are perceived (or actual) tyrants, you can change the culture and leadership model that guides every employee, including the tyrant. Yes, … Continue reading Building a Healthy Organization