November 11, 2016

How To Deal With Stress

I have dealt with a lot of stress over the past two years. Mostly related to my business, though I can think of a couple of […]
November 10, 2016

Staff Meetings

We just had an all-staff meeting at Black Tulip on Friday. I have tried and hold one monthly, though when things get busy, it is one […]
November 10, 2016

What is the right time and the right way to fire an employee?

Firing an employee is always difficult. You have probably been thinking about it for a while and might even have had some sleepless nights. And you […]
November 10, 2016

Small Talk

I hate small talk! I am not good at it and I try and avoid it whenever I can. Parties, receptions, meetings, standing in line, elevators, […]
November 10, 2016

Interviewing for an open position

  Interviewing to fill an open position in your business is stressful for the candidate, but also for you. What should you ask? What are you […]
November 9, 2016

Working with family in your business

I have been fortunate! I have worked together with my wife during most of my professional career. And for the past few years our daughter has […]
November 9, 2016

COJG Grant

Did you know that there is grant money available for the training of employees working for small businesses? My Business Coach, Jim FitzGerald, alerted me to […]
November 9, 2016

First Impressions Count

This Education Moment was suggested by Mo Calderone.  If we have heard it once, we have heard it a thousand times, first impressions count. When you […]
November 9, 2016

Public Speaking

Before I joined BNI I had done very little public speaking. However, since I took on the role of Education Coordinator, I have had lots of […]
November 2, 2016

Responding to a Crisis

    On my return trip from my holiday I experienced how two large companies react and deal with a crisis. One in the right way, […]
October 28, 2016

Can you manage a “surge” in new business?

    Last Saturday we visited Kotor in Montenegro on our 8-day cruise. Kotor is a small town at the end of a fjord, fairly isolated […]
October 12, 2016
Is it time you outsource payroll services

Is it time you outsource payroll services?

Let me ask you one question. Does your company specialize in providing payroll services? If your answer is no, then why use valuable in-house time and […]