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Three Ways Doubling Your Company’s Size Can Double Your Free Time

Three Ways Doubling Your Company’s Size Can Double Your Free Time

| July 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Building a business requires a high degree of motivation, focus and support. The first years can be lean, with little spare time. It’s during these times that entrepreneurs might begin to adopt the old adage “You don’t own the business; the business owns you.” However, as the business grows, your confidence, strong team and community […]

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How To Hire the Best Employees For Your Young Startup

How To Hire the Best Employees For Your Young Startup

| May 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Hiring your first staff as a young entrepreneur and business owner is crucial to determining how far you go with growing your company. You have certain challenges as a young business owner looking to hire great talent to work for you. The earlier you know of these challenges and how to overcome them the better […]

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7 Affordable Ways To Boost Your Support Team’s Morale

7 Affordable Ways To Boost Your Support Team’s Morale

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Unhappy employees can be detrimental to your business. Not only are they less productive and absent more often but turnover costs can accumulate and make it difficult to recover. Lucky for you, improving morale doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The following are 7 affordable ways to boost your support team’s morale. 1. Recognize individual […]

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How do You Create an Environment of Productivity?

How do You Create an Environment of Productivity?

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Energetic. Electric. Focused. Committed. Professional. Value-based. Determined. Passionate. Inspired. Motivated. These are some of the single-word adjectives people in my company have used to describe the environment I’ve created for us to work in. On any given day in my career helping Realtors sell real estate around the nation, people in leadership often ask the […]

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Lighting the Fire: 8 Ways to Engage Your Staff Through Emotional Investment

Lighting the Fire: 8 Ways to Engage Your Staff Through Emotional Investment

| March 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Let me start with the bottom line: the economy sucks, and Americans are being forced to find meaning in their work versus meaning in all the materialistic crap we have accumulated over the last few decades. The beauty of this reality is that, as a country, we’re being forced to redefine ourselves, to shift from […]

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10 Steps to Managing Employees Older Than You

10 Steps to Managing Employees Older Than You

| March 6, 2012 | 13 Comments

Business owners are getting younger and younger, it seems. At the same time, unfortunately, many of our parent’s generations are facing job loss due to layoffs, a receding economy, or changes in trends. Interestingly, these young entrepreneurs are now providing jobs to the hard working, dedicated workers of older generations. As the head of a […]

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Quick Guide: 10 Steps to Employee Retention

Quick Guide: 10 Steps to Employee Retention

| February 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

Retaining employees might seem like a tough task. Especially when many sectors depend on the work force. At Hammer & Mop, we experimented and successfully created an environment where we enjoy nil attrition. This, considering the fact that our work force has not been to school. Here are 10 points that will help your employees […]

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Intrapreneurs: The In-House Form of Entrepreneurship Every Small Business Needs

Intrapreneurs: The In-House Form of Entrepreneurship Every Small Business Needs

| June 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Who Else Wants a little-known, hands-on successful, profit-growing Strategy? THE SECRET?  It’s all about Intrapreneurs. The tale of how your employees may be greater assets than even your best selling product or service.  They are the HIDDEN SECRET that most business owners don’t or can’t unlock in their business. Think back to when you hired […]

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How to Build A Winning Team to Grow Your Company

How to Build A Winning Team to Grow Your Company

| February 4, 2011 | 5 Comments

Getting the right people and putting them in the right seat dictates your success and ability to scale growth.  Filling staffing gaps by hiring average performers during accelerated growth is a mistake that’s easy to commit, but important to avoid.  A recent CareerBuilder survey found that 36 percent of employers who made a bad hire […]

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Permission To Make Mistakes Usually Means Fewer Of Them

Permission To Make Mistakes Usually Means Fewer Of Them

| January 19, 2011 | 6 Comments

If you have ever had to assign an employee a new project or task, you are no doubt familiar with the look of discomfort and anxiety such assignments often provoke. While some people may be eager to tackle a new challenge, hoping it will help them to climb the corporate ladder, many workers are really […]

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