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  • Owners Should Utilize The Work Opportunity Tax Credit

    Did you know that employers claim about $1 Billion in tax credits each year under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC)? The WOTC was formed to encourage employers to hire those looking for work who are apart of target groups such as veterans. In an article from TaxConnections, author Ken May writes “WOTC is […]

  • Techniques to Help Your Employees Tackle Problems

    In every business, those who can tackle problems rather than complain about them are bound to succeed. Problem solvers, not whiners, always end up winning in business. In an article from Entrepreneur, Jill Schiefelbein writes, “In the workplace, constant complaints have negative consequences that reach into multiple areas of productivity, camaraderie, leadership and culture”. But […]

  • Tips as Generation Z Enters the Workforce

    As graduation season comes to an end, there is a renewed sense of motivation from those who are beginning  their careers. These graduates are not from the Millennial generation, but rather are their own new generation who bring independence, competition, and motivation from the fear of missing out to the workplace. Ken Tysiac article in […]

  • Necessary Information for Any Marketing Strategy

    Marketing strategy, like all aspects of business, is an important part in running a successful company. While starting a new marketing strategy can be fun, they cannot be successful without hard work and dedication. In an article from Entrepreneur, Samuel Edwards writes, “Successful marketing campaigns don’t just appear out of thin air. A lot of […]

  • Habits of Smart Communicators

    Communication has gradually become more digital and less personal, prompting us to slowly lose our personal communication skills. With the digital age being full of texts, emails, phone calls, and social media, we find ourselves struggling to personally engage with others. In an article from Inc.com, Marcel Schwantes advocates for a transition to more traditional […]

  • Strategies for Pursuing Continued Education

    Owning a business is a time-consuming pursuit; many entrepreneurs credit their success to education but struggle to find the time to continue learning while also managing their business. In a recent article for Entrepreneur, Scott Langdon offers some tips for business owners who want to pursue further education. Let someone else handle some of your […]

  • Gmail Phishing Scam Affects up to One Million Users

    A sophisticated and rapidly-spreading attack hit the accounts of Gmail users earlier this week, affecting as many as 1 million people, according to a statement issued by Google late Wednesday evening. “We have taken action to protect users against an email spam campaign impersonating Google Docs, which affected fewer than 0.1 percent of Gmail users,” […]

  • The Urgent Need for Increased Productivity in Retail Stores

    “We are on the edge of a precipice,” writes Walter Loeb, for Forbes. As the popularity of ecommerce increases, the security of the US retail industry becomes ever weaker. As an ever-increasing amount of sales take place online, the productivity of retail stores, as measured by sales per square foot, has been dropping. Add to […]

  • Employee Retention and Your Business

    Business owners and managers know that keeping the best employees isn’t easy. In an article for Entrepreneur, Matthew Wride, COO of DecisionWise, provides a series of questions for leaders to use in order to evaluate their employee policies and management practices so that talented employees stay, rather than look for work elsewhere. In addition to […]

  • Empowering Your Employees

    When you own a business, you’re accountable for its success. However, if you have a strong, entrepreneurial team supporting you, you can be confident in relying upon them to make daily decisions without your direct input. In an Inc.com article, “A Culture of Entrepreneurship: Why You Must Build It in Your Business,” Sonia Thompson discusses […]

  • What the Classroom Didn’t Teach You about Entrepreneurship

    Don’t let the title of this article fool you! While Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are famous examples of business leaders who left school to become successful, they are extreme exceptions to the rule. You’re still better off finishing things in the classroom, explains Larry Kim in an article on Medium, “7 Important Things about […]

  • Outlook: Strong Future for Female Entrepreneurs

    According to data from 2015, over nine million U.S. businesses are now women owned. However, there are still hurdles women face as entrepreneurs, generally unique from their male counterparts. In a recent article for Business News Daily, Paula Fernandes puts forth seven challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. Interviews with female CEOs are incorporated to offer […]