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  • All-natural Vitamin Designed to Nutritionally Support the Entire Body  By : John Smithton
    Scientists created synthetic vitamins that are cheap to make and are said to be identical in their atomic structure when compared to whole vitamins.
  • Use R-pM to make value really valuable  By : Greene Harry
    Conventional value is a word of little value with many contrived meanings. R-pM makes value valuable as a consistently managed metric in the 21st century enterprise
  • Is Business Coaching Meant For You  By : Kris
    Business coaching is conducted primarily to have a competitive advantage in the market. Most companies that opt for business coaching already have high revenues
  • Business Coaching; Learning to Change With the Market And Times  By : Kris
    Business coaching is necessary for surpassing the current levels of performance and productivity.
  • How To Remember Those Important Dates!  By : Tom Takihi
    C.S. Lewis’ stated, “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” In other words, you and I have the same amount of time as the president of the United States has everyday.
  • Can Talking To A Finance Professional Really Improve Your Finances?  By : jupita
    Can Talking To A Finance Professional Really Improve Your Finances?
  • Crisis Management Can Be The Important Key To Your Company’s Survival  By : Bill Piker
    How a company handles a crisis illustrated that crisis management is often the key to a company’s very survival.

    Handled well it can prosper the company.

    Handled poorly it can very well destroy the firm itself.
  • Approach to the Project Management  By : stefano sandano
    Understanding project management
  • A simple success question  By : TimConnor
    During the past 500 years there have been at least one hundred thousand books published on some aspect of success, wealth, and happiness. Now, tell me if you think that in your lifetime you can read a mere ten percent of them (that’s about 10,000 books). I know I can’t, and I read over one hundred books per year. So, what’s a person to do if they want to be happier or more successful? Which books should you spend your valuable time reading?
  • Don't quit too soon!  By : TimConnor
    You would be amazed at how many people quit just before they are about to achieve the success they have been working toward so diligently and for so long. They just get tired of waiting, trying or dreaming and give up. Why is this?
  • Can you smile in the midst of trouble?  By : TimConnor
    Some of you might find it a stretch to see divorce, losing a job or going broke as one of life’s gifts but I will guarantee that if you have ever experienced trouble, adversity or problems that when you looked back on them from the future that there was always some gift hidden deep in the experience. This book’s message and purpose is simple – to ask you to learn to bring that future learning back into the present in order to benefit from your life’s gifts sooner rather than later.
  • Are you selling at the right level  By : TimConnor
    One of the common mistakes salespeople make is they fail to recognize at what level they should be selling their products or services. There are 5 possible sales levels where you can direct your energy, time and talent in the sales process. They are selling at:
  • Who are we and where are we going  By : TimConnor
    After 34 years of consulting with clients and speaking to groups of managers, executives and salespeople, I have discovered that there is a common problem among many businesses today. It is a sense of identity, or, in the words of one manager I interviewed last year, “I don’t know who we are or where we are heading, and yet I am supposed to help us get there.” These feelings are common among many workers today whether expressed or kept to themselves.
  • Can you handle a few tough questions  By : TimConnor
    If I could ask you ten questions, the correct answers to which would ensure your growth, increased sales, and profits this year would you take the time to ask them of yourself?
  • Double Your Income Using Business Coaching  By : Kris
    Would you like to double your profits? Of course you would! But you may have no idea how to even begin down the road to achieving that goal
  • Why Use a Business Coach  By : Kris
    At first glance, it might seem as if only a struggling business would hire the services of a professional business coach.
  • SMART Goals and Business Coaching  By : Kris
    Goal setting is one of the most under-utilized tools in your business toolbox, and one that many businesses overlook.
  • How Platespin Server Consolidation Works  By : Jennifer Hanson
    It is no secret that servers can take up a lot of floor space, and power. As a result, they can sometimes seem inconvenient. One way to save space and power is to consolidate servers.
  • Transform Your Organization With Facilitative Leadership  By : Glenn Brome
    Effective leadership is a critical factor in the success of every organization. Learn the skills necessary for facilitative leadership to transform your organization and the bottom line.
  • Consultancy or Interim Management – Which?  By : JHadley
    Increasingly large organisations are choosing interim management instead of consultancy to deliver strategic changes.
  • Increasing Productivity To Make More Money At Home  By : Ross Gravett -
    Running a business from home is a tricky thing because, on one hand, you have decided to work from home for the flexibility; while on the other hand, everyone (including you, sometimes) seems to think working from home means a vacation with a computer. Taking advantage of the flexibility of working at home does not mean that you must answer to everyone’s beck and call, or be distracted by each little thing. This is easy to say, but hard to do when you are in the moment. At th...
  • Money In Reward And Recognition Systems  By : Chris Herrmann -
    The role of money as a motivator is indisputable if you don't have enough. With bills to pay and mouths to feed, most hunter/gatherers will push themselves to get enough money into the bank account to remove those troublesome worries. However, once the threshold of comfort has been reached and there is a steady flow of money coming from a job that is well understood, can money be used as a further motivator?

    The answer is firmly in the realms of "it depends". It depends on...
  • Make Sure You Recognize The Right Performance  By : Chris Herrmann -
    Eleanor Valentine and Gary Yardley do basically the same job in an engineering company. They are both designers working on the same project and the Vice President has just made an announcement that special bonuses will be paid to employees making the best contribution in their field of expertise. The problem is, it's difficult to differentiate between Elly's work and Gary's work because they interact so closely.

    This example demonstrates a few things about reward and recog...
  • Interesting Types Of Recognition  By : Chris Herrmann -
    Especially when they are new to the business, people see their position in the company as fragile. They often need signs other than formal appraisals and skills inventories to help them to feel accepted and appreciated.

    Providing your staff with a diverse range of opportunities to represent the company is a great way of collecting information and rewarding performance in the workplace at the same time.

    Training

    Managers sometimes look on training as a necessary evil....
  • Protect Your Business Card Investment  By : Brandon Hopkins -
    Business cards can cost upwards of $200 for a set of 1000 nicely printed cards. That price can be quickly increased with special shapes, rounded corners, raised foil lettering, metal or plastic cards and various other exciting new features.

    With an expensive product comes the need to protect your investment. That is where a business card case comes into play. Business card cases are usually metal cases that protect your business cards from the daily wear and tear of being ...
  • Top Tips For Setting Up A Beauty Salon  By : LAS Finance -
    Setting up a beauty salon business is often the first brave step in the business world for many would-be entrepreneurs. Below we look at some basic top tips for setting up a beauty salon which should see you on your way.

    Setting up your own business is often a difficult decision. In fact, many people leave the relative comfort of a good job with a steady income when they decide to launch out alone. So why do they do it? Simply put, hair and beauty salons are big business. ...
  • Top Tips For CRM  By : Richard D S Hill -
    Putting the customer right at the centre of the organization is the be-all and end-all of successful Customer Relationship Management (CRM). To do that you have to know what your customers really want and really think about your business and then use that to deliver better products and services, improve customer service and increase sales opportunities – yes CRM has a purpose it is not just a concept!

    Companies that invest in CRM systems can learn even more about their cus...
  • Executive Search Agents Get Results  By : Burns Carlton -
    Recruiting a senior manager or director for your business can be expensive. Placing adverts in the right papers and journals is a huge expense in itself. If you’re recruiting at the top level in your business, it may be more cost-effective for you to use an executive search agency.

    Did you know that, in some cases, the fee charged by a recruitment agency may actually be less than handling the recruitment in-house? People often turn to an executive search firm when they hav...
  • Choosing An Executive Search Agency  By : Burns Carlton -
    If you’ve recently decided to find your new executives and senior management through an executive search and selection agency, then here’s how to find and evaluate those agencies before you sign up.

    There are thousands of recruitment agencies, big and small, but only a minority focus solely on recruiting for executive, senior manager and director-level appointments. If you need to fill important jobs with the best people, you need to select an agency that has access to exc...
  • Why it is Important to Enable End Users in Project Management Software  By : Interneer
    The success of a new piece of business technology is based on a wide number of factors, but empowering users rather than trying to overpower them truly provides the best foundation. In the realm of project management software, Interneer Intellect does just that.
  • Cash Flow - How To Collect 98% Of Business Debts In 28 Days  By : Pearl Deloria -
    The most common cause of businesses failing is a lack of cash flow. Cash flow is the money coming in, compared to money going out.

    Your business plan will identify where, and when, your major business expenditures occur. These are unlikely times when your income is at a maximum.

    Businesses often run into cash flow problems because their customers delay paying their bills, or when their customers cannot pay their bills at all.

    Many individuals delay paying bills until...
  • Temporary Manager or Interim Manager – Which?  By : JHadley
    To some there's no difference at all, but to those who understand the differences between interim managers and temporary managers, the benefits are substantial.
  • Tips For Bathroom Design  By : John Francis -
    You might be building a home and designing an entirely new bathroom. Maybe you're remodeling and adding a new bathroom or changing an existing bathroom. In any case, you have a certain amount of room to work with. Here are some ideas.

    First, list the items you absolutely need in your bathroom. This list includes, of course, the toilet and the sink. If it's a full bathroom, you'll need to decide on a bath and shower or a shower stall.

    Next are the items you would like to...
  • Strategic Importance of Business Plans in Today's Technological Driven Marketplace  By : Shaun Stevens
    Business Plans are more important than ever in today's technologically driven internet driven marketplace for your success.
    There are essentially only three central tenets that are a part of business plans:
    1. A focus on speed in all of its manifestations
    2. The integration of the Web into the core of what the company does
    3. A focus on how the company adds value for its customers
    The old adage never fir better " Plan Your Work and Workd Your Plan"
    To not plan is to severly limit your options and encourage disaster for yourself.
  • The 10 Most Deadly Mistakes Business Partners Make -- And How To Avoid Them  By : Stephen Furnari -
    One of the best ways an entrepreneur can find the investment money he or she needs to grow their business is by finding a strategic or joint venture partner. In a good partnership, each partner will bring expertise or assets that the other party is missing, but that are necessary for the business to be successful; for instance: CASH!

    If done correctly, a partnership can be great a way to grow your company without implementing difficult and time-consuming changes to your bu...
  • Beware The Busy Manager  By : Patsi Krakoff, Psy. D. -
    Only about 10 percent of managers work purposefully to complete important tasks, according to a 10-year study of managerial behavior across a variety of industries. The other 90 percent self-sabotage by busily engaging in non-purposeful activities, procrastinating, detaching from their work and needlessly spinning their wheels.

    In a revealing study over a 10-year period, 1993-2003, authors Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal tracked behaviors of managers in a wide variety of ...
  • What Is Backfile Document Scanning?  By : AccuserveONE -
    Backfile Document Scanning is scanning your recent and archived paper files, documents, blueprints or any other paper and converting them into an electronic format, giving you the ability to access them via your PC, network, or even online using the World Wide Web.

    Most companies after some investigation find that the resources required to start their own backfile scanning processes are very costly in more ways then one, and that most times the lack of accuracy and the amo...
  • Five Tips For Building A Good Credit Score  By : Stu Pearson -
    Improving yourself is always a good thing. If you thrive hard to become a better public speaker, you can might yourself a promotion. Exercising and going to the gym can help you lose weight and have the figure you have always wanted. But the best thing of all is improving and building your credit score ‘ this can help you save hundreds and thousands of dollars on your biggest purchases.

    For some, it may be hard to keep up a good credit score but actually, improving credit ...
  • It's All About Speed  By : Stone Payton -
    (speed) n. 1. Mathematics & Physics. Distance traveled divided by the time of travel. 2. Business & Life. The ratio of results to time invested.

    Speed is distance (results) divided by time, period. Some leaders confuse this with the “fool’s gold” formula: action divided by time. This is a costly and destructive illusion that produces one of two fatal results: either attempting to avoid speed altogether by deferring action, and becoming stagnant—or “red-lining” the culture ...
  • How To Hire A Plumber  By : Gray Rollins -
    Plumbers are necessary for new construction of homes to install pipes and water systems. However, most people need a plumber for their existing pipes when something breaks. Unfortunately, this usually occurs at an inconvenient time and often necessitates an emergency call to fix the problem quickly. Costs for this can be high so there are several things to consider before hiring one.

    Plumbers usually specialize in either repair or new construction. If you need a plumber fo...
  • The Vital Few  By : Paul Lemberg -
    Back in the 19th century, an Italian economist quantified the general relationship between a minority of producers and a majority of output. Sound familiar? The simplified version of Vilfredo Pareto's ratio, known as the 80/20 rule or the Pareto Principle, says that in most cases, 80% of production comes from 20% of producers.

    Quality guru J.M. Juran referred to Pareto's principle as "The Vital Few and the Trivial Many". If you are running a company, the 80/20 rule has po...
  • Never Enough Time  By : Paul Lemberg -
    It's a cliche of executive life: you don't have time to do everything. Whether you use little slips of paper, a planner, scheduling software or a Palm Pilot, all attempts at time management fail. Rather than throwing in the towel, I suggest that you need a new frame of reference. Change your focus from time management to priority management.

    Create a list of priorities

    Your strategic plan should highlight your business priorities. If you don't have one, take a look at ...
  • How To Make Mistakes  By : Paul Lemberg -
    Promoting risk taking and eliminating fear of failure.

    It would be a mistake to try to avoid all mistakes. Indeed, it would be a colossal blunder to attempt doing things right the first time, every time. In todays light speed economy, ("new" economy and "old" economy) if you don't fall on your face both regularly and painfully, you are likely to end up dead instead. The only people not making mistakes are ones playing their game without risk and without novelty - and I mig...
  • How To Get Things Done: A Guide To Strategic Planning  By : Paul Lemberg -
    A step-by-step program for creating a strategic plan and tactical plan guaranteed to help you get more of what you want done.

    You are pursuing a strategy en route to your vision. Whether it is revolutionary or evolutionary, it does not matter. You are on the road, committedly driving your business in a direction of your own choosing. The important thing is that you have, in fact, chosen this course.

    And, once you have made this choice, how are you going to realize this ...
  • Quickbooks Tips  By : Kimberly Bagley -
    QuickBooks is a great accounting program for home-based businesses to track their income and expenses. It is easy to learn and simple to use. It has a great Help file. You do not need an accounting background to be able to generate reports such as a Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet needed for tax preparation and managing your business. I have listed a few key points to consider when using QuickBooks.

    Cash or Accrual Basis of Accounting? The first step in setting up your c...
  • 5 Reasons Why Recordkeeping Is So Important  By : Kimberly Bagley -
    When you decided to start your business, was your first priority concerned with setting up your filing system for recording your expenses? I seriously doubt it. This simple task (yes it is simple) is usually the item that is the last thing on the new business owner’s mind. The more “important” issues of what product to sell, how am I going to advertise, how much money is it going to cost me, and how much money can I make are the first questions we consider when going into bus...
  • How To Get Your Staff To Bend Over Backwards For You No Matter What  By : Joy Gendusa -
    The constant struggle to get people to want to work for you is an enigma most business owners wrestle with. I have isolated successful methods through growing my multi-million dollar company from the ground up. In my experience it all comes down to how you want to be treated. I was raised in a lovey-dovey family where my parents wanted me to feel great about myself. Maybe it is because I was raised Jewish and all Jewish mothers think their children are superior – who knows......
  • Solid Time Management For Net Marketers  By : Tim Whiston -
    There are an endless number of ways an individual can get organized and make the most of their time. Here is the very simple method I use to keep my day to day efforts on track.

    I have created a daily checklist that covers all my basic tasks. Here is my list, and a brief description of each component.

    1. Administrative Duties - First thing out of bed, I check all admin email accounts and respond to every message. This includes member/downline support, answering question...
  • Change Management In Practice: Why Does Change Fail?  By : Jonathan Palmer -
    “Resistance to change may be active or passive, overt or covert, individual or organised, aggressive or timid……… and on occasions totally justified.”

    Sadly most significant change fails to meet the expectations and targets of the proposers. The failure is given the catchall name “resistance”, yet resistance can be principled and creative as well as from vested interest. Top management is frequently unreasonable in its expectations and time scale, forgetting the process it...
  • ‘Greed Is Good’ – Remuneration, Motivation And Organisation  By : Jonathan Palmer -
    The 1980's business culture in the USA and internationally put a considerable emphasis on personal reward on the basis that highly motivated individuals could transform organisations and societies. The extreme example in film was Gordon Gekko in Wall Street stating that greed was good. The 90's, however, have seen companies traumatised and bankrupted by the inappropriate use of remuneration as a motivator. Yet major corporate successes have been built on reward based remunera...
  • Leadership Talent: Winning The Succession Wars  By : Patsi Krakoff, Psy. D. -
    The demand for leadership talent greatly exceeds supply. If economic growth continues at a modest 2 percent for the next 15 years, there would be a need for one-third more senior leaders than there are today. Who will replace your retiring executives, and how will you keep your company's leadership pipeline full?

    The demand for leadership talent greatly exceeds supply. If economic growth continues at a modest 2 percent for the next 15 years, there would be a need for one-t...
  • Billing Solutions: Is outsourcing your invoice processing service a good thing?  By : Clint Waite
    Outsourcing your bill printing can alleviate many headaches and is generally less expensive than doing the printing yourselves. However, there are many reasons why companies outsource this function. According to information pulled from the Best Practice System's website the top five reasons that companies outsource are to improve company focus, resources are not available internally, free up resources for other purposes, make capital funds available, and reduce and control operating costs:
  • 3 Effective Tactics Every Business Should Implement  By : Allyn
    Do you remember your first day as a business owner? You were probably just like the rest of us... pretty darned happy and bit on the proud side.
  • Spy Games In Oxfordshire – A 007 Corporate Event Activity  By : Greg Birbeck -
    “Bond, James Bond”- sounds good to the ear. You must be wondering as to when you will pronounce your own name like that, isn’t it? Well, here is your chance to participate in the ultimate spy game. Enter the world of secret agents and spy missions. Take your corporate team to visit the spy school where you will rediscover your skills through fun filled, thrilling corporate events.

    Essential Skills for Spy Games

    It’s certainly not easy to play the role of a spy. You wil...
  • Team Building Activities In Northamptonshire – The Ideal Corporate Event  By : Greg Birbeck -
    Northamptonshire, a place known for its annual “Highland Games” is the ideal corporate event venue for holding the team building activities you are looking for. If you are in search of some exciting outdoor corporate activities, then this is just the right place for you. You have the magnificent Rockingham palace as the corporate venue to start the team building activities. The palace itself is a treat to the eye as it sits majestically in the midst of 12 acres of a beautiful...
  • Cocktail Making Evening In Sussex – A Social Evening To Encourage Team-building Attitude In Corporate People  By : Greg Birbeck -
    Cocktail making evening in Sussex is an ideal corporate event to enhance the team-building attitude in corporate people. This event is like a breath of fresh air after the tired monotonous days of constant work pressure. When the corporate people feel low with life, this type of corporate event comes with a package full of fun, laughter, excitement and relaxation.

    Cocktail making evening ensures an ideal ambience for guests where they can taste an array of exotic cocktails...
  • 20 Tips On Presenting Corporate & Office Areas  By : Trevor C Krueger -
    1. If you operate an office that receives visiting clients you probably have a reception area. Such an area can be used to great advantage. While your client is waiting to see you why not give them the opportunity to learn about you and the company? Large photographs of the factory or the products / services you provide help to make it clear what your company does or stands for. It also gives an insight into areas your visitor may not be able to access under normal circumstan...
  • The Fundamentals of Time Management  By : Ken Snowie
    There are many fundamentals in life, things that we need to make our lives work well for us. Time management is one of those fundamentals. Without it, it is difficult to get anything done, or have time to enjoy anything in life.
  • Control in Time Management  By : Ken Snowie
    Control is having the power to manage ourselves. When we have control of our lives, then we have the ability to manage anything that comes our way. No one can control every aspect of life, but we can maintain some control over what happens to us.
  • What is Time Management?  By : Ken Snowie
    Because each of us is unique and different, we have to find out what works best for us in our own ways. This path to this starts with the basics in our own time management. Basic time management is setting up goals and plans that are reachable.
  • Slow Cars To Superstars  By : Derrick Moe -
    Successful hiring, in any company, is one of the most difficult tasks in which to achieve repeatable success. From unexpected outbursts to terminal tardiness to woeful incompetence, every company has a hiring horror story regarding employees who interviewed strong but performed poorly.

    Perhaps a subtle, but more dangerous occurrence is the all-too-common hire who performs their job in the gray twilight of mediocrity. They never rise to the occasion and they never catastro...
  • Successful Merger Synergies – How To Make It Work  By : Jim Estill -
    “We tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in a day and underestimate what we can accomplish in a year.”

    This is particularly true in the case of mergers or acquisitions. Recently, a company I founded, EMJ, was acquired by SYNNEX. Prior to that EMJ had acquired 12 other companies. The following is a list of lessons I have learned on how to do a successful merger.

    1. Challenge assumptions: Most management thinks all companies work more or less the same. This is not...
  • Coping With Stress in The Workplace  By : Ken Snowie
    Stress at most jobs is unavoidable. It could be caused by a boss who is very demanding, or a coworker who doesn’t pull his or her weight. Or maybe you have a typically stressful position, such as medicine or law. While some stress on the job can drive you to succeed and be healthy, too much can be very bad. It can cause many health problems and be detrimental.
  • Business Systems - Not Just For Big Business  By : Michael Clark -
    When I mention business systems to you, what comes to mind? Do you think of an IBM mainframe computer sitting in a big room in the middle of your building? Do you think of expensive, highly specialized software? That’s what many small business owners imagine. And they think it’s not for them. If that’s what you think, you’re only half right.

    Half right because expensive, highly specialized software is probably not for you. Half wrong because good business systems most def...
  • Business Loan - Increase your chances with a solid business plan.  By : Mark Van Neem
    There are conventional business loans available, however, you need to do your research and use to write a business plan before approaching a lender. No one will loan you money strictly because you have decided to start a business. Lenders need to know that you have carefully planned your...
  • Treasure Hunt In Derbyshire – A Team Building Activity  By : Greg Birbeck -
    Derbyshire, with its scenic beauty and perfect backdrop for exciting outdoor activities looks like the best place for planning your corporate events. With more and more emphasis being laid on relaxation and team spirit amid work environment, Chillisauce takes you to the ideal place to rediscover the importance of teamwork through outdoor corporate team building activities across the green plains of Derbyshire.

    GSP Treasure Hunt Expedition in Derbyshire

    Get ready for th...
  • The Basics Of Business Incorporation  By : Mark Woodcock -
    If you are a business owner, even if it is a small business, you want to be successful. You are undoubtedly aware of the work it takes to make a business profitable. You might also be aware of the different tax penalties and other ways that the government makes it difficult for a small, young business to make it. You should consider business incorporation. It is not as complicated as you might think it is, in fact, it is quite easy to incorporate your business. By doing it, y...
  • Team Building: How To Create A Dynamic And Successful Work Environment  By : Tina Gamvros -
    Team building activities are essential if you want employees who know how to effectively and efficiently work together toward a common goal. At first, these activities may seem silly or you might wonder how they can contribute anything to your company. But the fact is, team building activities are set up to challenge a team and to sharpen communication and group skills.

    For instance, one such team building activity is called the Artesian Well. In this game each team must m...
  • Corporate Events: Make Your Business Shine Brightly  By : Tina Gamvros -
    Corporate events can be a fun way to boost employee morale and sharpen certain skills that will help everyone communicate more effectively in the office. After all, for most people a good job is more than just good pay – creating a positive environment in which to work will help your company retain quality employees and ensure everyone’s happy with the corporate atmosphere. When ties are strengthened between fellow employees, everyone does a better job and productivity increa...
  • Adventure Team Building – The Fun Way To Success  By : Tina Gamvros -
    Adventure team building is a great way to infuse your company with new life – with a breath of fresh air! This type of team building activity incorporates many of the elements you find in traditional corporate events but accomplishes them through outdoor activities and more adventuresome games.

    Many companies offer adventure team building activities to serve a wide range of functions. A wide range of activities is usually offered so you can choose the one that will strengt...
  • Importance Of Positively Correct Expectation  By : Jim Thio -
    In business, do we maximize profit or our business market value?

    Well, it turns out both are the same. What we mean by maximizing our profit is that we maximize the amount of profit the business will generate in the future discounted by the interest rate.

    And guess what, that's the value of our business.

    The catch is we don’t know how much profit the business will generate in the future. So the value of our business depends on the expectation of such profit.

    The i...
  • Employee Performance Reviews — Dealing With Disagreements  By : Dick Grote -
    What do you do when an employee disagrees with something you’ve written on their performance review? How can you prepare for this and deal with it effectively?

    Start by listening to figure out the source of the disagreement. Is it an issue of fact (you wrote that the employee received a customer satisfaction score of 79 but the employee says that his score was actually 83), or is a matter of judgment (you wrote that the employee’s customer service skills were unsatisfactor...
  • Get Your Performance Appraisal Discussions Off To A Good Start (Part 1)  By : Dick Grote -
    Too often, participants in performance appraisal meetings seem awkward and uncomfortable. To some extent, that’s unavoidable — it’s always a bit awkward for one person to deliver a formal assessment of the quality of work performed by another.

    But following some simple suggestions can eliminate a lot of the awkwardness in performance appraisal meetings. Here are a couple of tips that will help put both players at ease. (In Part 2 of this article, I’ll provide some addition...
  • Business Plan – Definition Of Your Business  By : Barney Garcia
    A business plan basically defines your business, serves as the complete resume of your business firm, identifies your goals and gives you a definite place in the path of business success. A properly made business plans help you to allocate resources properly, handle unforeseen complications and make good business decisions. So it is the business plan that helps you to fulfill your dreams of business success.
  • Restaurant Scheduling For Success- From E-Book "How To Improve Dining Room Service"  By : Richard Saporito -
    This Tip will Help Maintain the Staff Schedule Keeping the Dining Room Service Staff Tight and Content which is Essential for Pleasing Paying Guests.

    Staff scheduling is closely tied to dining room customer service and crucial for keeping your staff tight, happy and well connected. In every way, a balance must be achieved by matching the dining room service labor needs to forecasted business.

    There should be a system whereby the staff shift availability days can be co...
  • Choosing The Perfect Guide On Your Fishing Trip  By : Sintilia Miecevole -
    "Do I really need a guide?" is usually one of the first questions asked from anglers going on their first fishing trip. It's impossible to accurately answer that question with a "yes" or a "no", but we can give you the information you need to know to answer the question by yourself.

    Guides can be worth having as long as you know exactly what you're getting. For example, most people don't realize hiring a guide is no guarantee you're going to catch a trophy fish. The guide...
  • Ten Entrepreneurial Mistakes  By : Paul Lemberg -
    It's hard to avoid certain mistakes, especially when you face a situation for the first time. In fact, many of the following mistakes are hard to avoid even if you're an old hand. Of course, these are not the only mistakes CEOs make, but they sure are common enough. Take the following self assessment: give yourself ten points for each of these entrepreneurial blunders you are in the process of making. Deduct five points for those you have narrowly avoided. Your score, of cour...
  • Sarbanes Oxley Compliance: What Is It?  By : Sarbanes-oxley-compliance.us -
    The progress that Sarbanes Oxley Act seeks to make in corporate governance is best understood by drawing an analogy with the total quality movement. In the days of statistical quality control, companies looked at quality after the fact and measured defect rates in a sample of their final output. This was not helpful since companies could not undo the damage, i.e., they had no way to recover the costs incurred on the rejections. The Japanese brought about a paradigm shift by i...
  • Six Things You Can Do To Prepare For The Coming Pandemic  By : John Hart -
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    However, the pseudo fact that risk correlates with return have some truth in it. You need to understand what causes it.

    Money doesn’t make money. People make money. ...
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    The answer depends on your business goals. If you want fast-paced quantum growth, you should concentrate energy on adding new customers. But if your goals are more incremental - if you envision continual year over year growth in the 10 to 20 percent range - booking repeat customer revenue is far easier than adding new customers.

    (Of course, don't lose sight of new customer acquisition; d...
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    #1 – Build your own Website:

    You need to build your own website to promote the products. Make sure it has its own paid for domain name (mybizsite.com), not a f...
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    Somewhere in the world this afternoon, a group of office mates are strapping on safety equipment and preparing to scale the side of a cliff together. In another city, another group of mates is engaged in a retreat designed to foster their sense of teamwork. Late at night in yet another town, six men who usually compete in the office are cooperating on building a robot. What do they all have in common?

    The phrase is team building, and it has come to represent a way of doing...
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    The maturation of multi-channel commerce

    More and more retailers are realizing the benefits of multi-channel retailing. Leveraging brand equity in multiple touchpoints has been proven to drive loyalty and interaction among consumers. With trends clearly showing the Internet as the core component to pre-purchase research, brick and mortar brands can ill-afford to take a wait and see approach as it relates to core multi-channel offerings.

    Three core enhancements must be e...
  • Marketing Brain Trust  By : Paul Lemberg -
    Rest assured that no matter how smart you are, you do not know everything about marketing. You don't even know anything about marketing your product! You can't figure everything out yourself, or see all the angles, or provide every bit of critical thinking.

    The solution? Create a marketing brain trust.

    Use the mastermind principle which says more brainpower brought to bear on an issue means more ideas and greater insight. Gather together a mixed bag of thoughtful, intel...
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    It's a simple enough concept, and one that is central to the concept of team building. People work harder when their hard work is noticed and...
  • Evaluating Your Team Building Activities  By : Brett Danielson -
    Team building has become one of the newest buzz words in the corporate lexicon. In fact, for at least the last decade surveys of business leaders in every industry have shown that the prime characteristic they look for in new hires is the ability to work with a team. And why not? Research has shown that when people work in teams, they can accomplish far more than a group of individuals working together. But not all team building activities are created equal. Over the last few...
  • Planning A Team Building Weekend  By : Brett Danielson -
    One of the underlying concepts of a team building activity is that it is designed to foster at team spirit among the participants, and help them focus on what they need to do in day to day work in order to function effectively as a team. So you've just taken your team out on a wild weekend of river rafting and wall climbing, and everyone's returned to work energized and ready to tackle the latest project. How do you know if your team building event actually served its purpose...
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    Team building has become somewhat of a buzz word in corporate circles over the past few years. Many corporate event planners toss the term 'corporate team building' around willy-nilly as part of their marketing talk - but their events don't always live up to the team building promise. For an event to actually transform and cement new ways of working together, it has to offer more than just lip service and a group trip to go fly-fishing.

    Successful corporate team building ...
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    Whatever time of the year it is, you have probably set a working direction for the rest of the year, including clear-cut objectives. Your first-iteration plan to reach them should be in place. This now (whatever time it is - if you are thinking about it) seems like an ideal time to rethink the whole thing, doesn't it? In our sped-up 21st century world, plans are subject to change just as soon as - or perhaps even before - they are written.

    If you haven't already done so, n...
  • Higher Prices Lead To Higher Profits - Part 1 Of 2  By : Paul Lemberg -
    I know at first glance this sounds obvious, but it may be worth it for you to think about your prices. At least just for a moment.

    How did you decide on your current pricing? Did you conduct market research to understand what prospects would pay? Or did you compare yourself to your competitors and base your price on that? Or was it a crapshoot, and random shot in the dark?

    These are the ways most people do it, and they are all wrong. Because the price you set for your p...
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    Despite this, there are legitimate wholesalers who will work with and for you to help get the merchandise and support you need in a professional manner.You need to know the facts about wholesale trade, wholesalers and middleman, and finally know the resources to explore in order to get started.

    Wholesalers exist for the primary reason of moving the goods between the manufacturers and retailers. They normally take care of the logistics and shipment of the goods between the ...
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    The hospitality business is like show business.

    When you are casting, it is important to place people in suitable roles. The costs involved with hiring an individual should be a strong deterrent to rushing into decisions you may regret in 1 weeks time. Remember, once the casting decision has been made, your entire production's reviews are going to depend on the various people you've chosen for the performance.

    Don't be fooled by first appearances and beware of being ove...
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    However sophisticated your training may be, its merits will soon be lost without effective and consistent reinforcement.

    One of the most effective ways managers can reinforce training is through short and well planned pre-shift meetings. These are 10-15 minute sessions where managers can build confidence and gain valuable feedback.

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  • Restaurant Training - This Is Show Business  By : Robert Duprey -
    In today's increasingly competitive hospitality industry, owners and managers are constantly seeking the answer to an important question- How do you recruit, retain, and motivate staff who are responsible for creating a "magical" experience which exceeds your guest's expectations?
    Some answers may be found by looking to successful companies that are consistently achieving these goals.

    William Shakespeare wrote, 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely pl...

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