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
Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world. Branson recently published to his newsletter an interesting post on innovation in small business, and how it doesn't require you to have huge research and development budgets in order to build a great (and possibly global) brand. Branson … Continue reading Richard Branson Shares Innovative Ideas for Small Businesses
According to Gallup, managers are the most likely of twelve occupation groups to be engaged in their jobs---meaning they have deep involvement in and enthusiasm for their work, and that they are actively contributing to the organization where they work. Managers' engagement is also up the most since 2009. In 2012, 36 percent of managers … Continue reading U.S. Managers Show High Job and Organizational Engagement Compared to Other Workers
Jim Offner has written an interesting profile (published in Delta SkyMiles magazine) on the great state of Iowa that may pique the interest of those of you looking to invest in or replicate a working economic model. Ranked as the 4th lowest in unemployment, Iowa was barely hit by the housing crash, and is known … Continue reading Invest in or Replicate Iowa