Family Business

Family Business

Learn How to Navigate the Complex and Unique Aspects of Operating a Family Owned Business

Have you found yourself confronted with decisions that put family and business interests at odds?

Constant demands from family members, for employee satisfaction, and for strategic decision-making often leaves a family business owner feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally drained. Sometimes you may feel like you can’t share these concerns or ask for assistance from your family.

All in the Family, our family business white paper, provides some guidance and advice on:

  • Balancing emotional responses with operational objectives
  • Positive and negative aspects of family business conflict
  • Understanding & managing conflict
  • Resources for skill development and family business advice

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Effective Hiring

Effective Hiring

Do you wish you could know which applicants were the most likely to succeed?

Effective Hiring will help you assess, develop, and retain top talent.

Recruiting challenges for small businesses are enormous. Business owners do not have the time to spend on hiring effectively, and, as a result, they often hire quickly but not effectively. Effective Hiring details a four-step hiring process that will help you organize your recruiting efforts.

  • Organize the job description and set realistic goals
  • Information on how and where to promote the open position
  • Assess your candidates to ensure greater recruiting success
  • Successfully onboard a new employee in a way that will help reduce turn-over

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Achieving Your Personal Goals with your Business

Achieving Your Personal Goals with your Business

You know what you want in life; how is your business going to get you there?

Studies show you are 33% more likely to achieve your personal goals just by writing them down.

Think back to when you first started your business. Or, better yet, when you first conceived the idea for your business. You had a great vision about what your business would mean – to you, your family, to your customers and perhaps to the community.  Are you realizing those dreams? Are your personal goals being fulfilled?

One of the most difficult things for any of us to do is look out beyond our immediate horizon and imagine what can be. It is even harder to “paint that picture” in such vivid detail and bright colors in our “mind’s eye”, that it becomes a source of daily motivation and constant inspiration.

While there is an eternal desire to find what motives successful people, most are motivated by their own vision of success. Some make great sacrifices to give the best to their kids, others to buy their first house. We are moved by the stories of ordinary people facing enormous adversity. The common thread with these personal goals are the stories of determination is that people are strongly motivated by the clarity of their vision and purpose, but also the clarity of the route to achieving it.

In this white paper we will:

  • Discuss what having a written Personal Vision should look like & how it will help you achieve your goals.
  • Provide 6 considerations to developing your Personal Vision.
  • Introduce how your Personal Vision will work with your Business Vision to get your business working for you, and not the other way around.


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Why KPI’s Are Important

Why KPI’s Are Important

Why Are Key Performance Indicators Important?

Are you tracking key performance indicators for your business growth?

There are no standard key performance indicators to measure company performance. By setting measurable company goals, you can effectively use key performance indicators to help grow your business strategically.

This Key Performance Indicator white paper will:

  • Define key performance indicators & discuss why they are important
  • Discuss how KPIs can help grow your business
  • Set guidelines for what KPIs you should track based on your company’s goals

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Referral Marketing

Referral Marketing

Tried & True Referral Marketing Ideas to Rev Your Marketing Engine

Studies show that as many as 80% of referrals convert into revenue.

For most companies, referral marketing is the most cost-effective way to acquire new business. Creating a specific referral marketing system is the best way to ensure you are receiving consistent, qualified referral leads.

In this white paper we will:

  • Discuss the importance of including referral marketing in your marketing mix.
  • Provide tried & true techniques to get your referral marketing system up and running.
  • Lay the groundwork to help you develop a referral marketing system that will meet your organization’s needs.

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Work/Life Balance

Work/Life Balance

How many hours per week does an entrepreneur work, and why?

There’s nothing more exciting than breaking free of cubicle life and starting your own business, but how many hours per week do entrepreneurs really work? Do they take vacations and/or weekends off? How do they
cope with the day-to-day stress of running a business? Is true work-life balance possible for small business owners?

This Work/Life Balance white paper will:

  • Cover some key findings from a recent business owners survey
  • Explore work/life balance drawbacks of owning your own business
  • Dive into real work/life balance solutions for entrepreneurs

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