Apr 3 2016

4 Valuable Cost Savings with Mediation

Mediation:  Operating a business is a lot like operating a complex machine.  The moving parts of a business involve all kinds of people and relationships.  Simply by the nature of that complexity, at some point the machine may break down, that is, there may be a dispute between parties. Regardless of the issue, if the dispute can’t be resolved the parties may turn to the legal system for relief and, eventually, someone is likely to prevail.  But at what cost? 

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Mar 20 2015

A Quick Course in Communication Skills – Learning What You Need

Best Practices:  Communication is an exchange of ideas, opinions, information, or experiences with someone else.  Whether it's a one on one conversation, a telephone call, or a presentation at your board meeting, communicating effectively is a critical tool in business.  It’s also an invaluable asset for helping your company stay out of legal harm’s way.

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Oct 14 2014

The High Costs of Employee Turnover - A Drag On The Bottom Line

Best Practices:  Even the best of companies experience employee turnover.  It may be a high performing employee lost to the competition, or an underperforming employee shown the door.  Either way, the costs associated with an employee’s departure are varied and many.

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Mar 18 2014

Five Ways to Praise Your Employees – Small Effort with a Big Payoff

Best Practices:  Recent nationwide surveys addressed the growing issue of low morale among company employees.  Over eighty nine percent of surveyed employees said that the best way managers could improve the workplace was to offer more praise for a job well done.

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Nov 20 2013

10 Essential Tools for New Managers

Best Practices:  A manager’s job is to help individuals and groups accomplish desired goals.  Sounds pretty straight forward, but managing effectively can be a daunting task even for seasoned executives.  For rookies, it can be completely overwhelming.  If you have a new manager in your organization it is critical that you provide him/her with the tools needed to succeed in the role.

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Sep 17 2013

6 Key Principles of Business Integrity

Best Practices:  Excellent products and services, exceptional employees, effective advertising, and more all play a huge role in the ongoing success or ultimate failure of any business. But integrity is the cornerstone of all successful businesses.  There is no substitute for integrity. Where companies can go wrong is trying to simply "capture" integrity for a moment and use it to their advantage.

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Nov 14 2012

Cyber Theft of Intellectual Property is on the Rise: Is Your Small Business Protected?

Legal News:  Intellectual property represents one of the most valuable assets of a company.  A company's intellectual property, including trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and patents, is central to successful business operations and is typically stored in electronic form.  So what is the problem? Cyber (or computer-based) theft.

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Sep 23 2012

What Small Businesses Can Learn From Apple v. Samsung

Legal News:  Successful businesses must always be aware of the potential for legal issues to arise with customers, employees, government agencies, suppliers or competitors.  The federal patent case of Apple v. Samsung is a prime example of the type of litigation that a business can face from a competitor in an increasingly aggressive market.

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