If Time Is Money, Automation Can Buy Lots of It!

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I was having lunch the other day with Sam. His business is bursting at the seams—a problem you think he’d be thrilled to have—yet, he’s losing his mind. “So much of my day is spent maintaining what I’ve already built—it’s like I can’t escape the daily grind. I haven’t take a day off all year!” … Read More

Watch Your Language!

Nina KaufmanArticles, See Differently1 Comment

When you go to a networking event and someone asks, “What do you do?” what do you say? Do you answer with an “I” statement, like “I handle pest control for high-end hotels” … or “I help business owners build an effective workforce” … of “I [fill in the blank]”? Even if you use “We … Read More

How to Avoid Business Plateau Syndrome

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“There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’.” “It takes a village.” Or my favorite, “You don’t sharpen a knife against a sponge.” All of which is meant to say, if you want a successful business, don’t go it alone. I learned this the hard way.  For years I thought having a more senior business partner would be … Read More

Independent Contractors are Raising Red Flags

Nina KaufmanArticles, Delegate3 Comments

It’s no secret that governments (Federal, state and local) are strapped for cash. One of the ways they’re seeking to fill the coffers is by cracking down more heavily on small businesses regarding their use of independent contractors (ICs). Why? ICs are handy way for small businesses to expand and contract their workforce as needed.  … Read More

What Are You Grateful For? (Don't Be a Turkey!)

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“What are you grateful for?” I ask that question in my pre-Thanksgiving issue of All Systems Go! I said: I’m grateful to all of YOU who read All Systems Go! and reach out to share your thoughts and ideas. Grateful to family and friends for all their support (especially my husband, Joe) in helping me ROCK my … Read More

Succession Planning in a Hurry

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As seen in … Kimberly Martinez faced a difficult decision. For lifestyle reasons, she had already chosen to live in Florida, away from the Cleveland, Ohio headquarters of her company, Bonitas International.  Now she had step back as not one, but two, parents concurrently fought their battles with cancer. How will the company function if … Read More

Life Outside Your Sweet Spot Ain’t So Sweet

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How many times do you need to hit yourself in the head with a hammer before you get the lesson? Over the years, it took me several times (with different types of hammers) to learn to identify my niche market (“sweet spot”) and stick with it. I remember a landlord/tenant matter that my then-law partner … Read More