What’s an IDEAL hiring process?

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If you look up the definition of “control freak” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of a business owner. Brilliant, fiercely independent people … but that stubborn streak can cap their business growth. Like, when less critical tasks crowd their plate. When they can’t focus on what makes their company profitable. When their Nobody-does-it-better … Read More

Hold On … Loosely

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Listen to the Episode Below: Ever catch an episode of Undercover Boss?  Like them, we often watch our business grow without paying close enough attention to what’s happening right under our noses. Like them, once we begin to hire staff, we start disconnecting with parts of our business. And “disconnecting” can have a bad ripple … Read More

Avoid the Roadblocks to Smart Hiring

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Listen to the Episode Below: I used to get nauseous every time I thought about hiring. How about you? We’re already overstretched (duh–that’s why we’re hiring — so we can scale our business bit by bit). So, not only don’t we have the time to devote to hiring well … but truth be told, we probably don’t … Read More

Options for a Flexible Workforce

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Listen to the Episode Below: Margaretta Noonan knows that bigger isn’t always better when it comes to building a workforce. Especially with so many employee regulations on the landscape. In this interview, we explore the different options for hiring and outsourcing that you can put to good use when choosing how to create your workforce. … Read More

Building a Sellable Business: Part 4 of 5

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Is it possible to use leverage to sell your business? It certainly is—if you know what you’re doing. Leverage is all about getting good, strong positive results that aren’t dependent completely on you, as the business owner. Recently, I sat down with Matt Inglot of Freelance Transformation for an interview on his podcast to discuss … Read More

Are your interns small business kryptonite?

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“There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” said my colleague, Joe Harris, Esq. of White Harris PLLC. “That’s what small businesses need to understand about interns.” Joe reaches for the check (“Ironic,” I think, “… seems I am getting a free lunch!”) as we chat about the trends and challenges we’re seeing for small … Read More

Learn to Delegate

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If you look up the definition of “control freak” in the dictionary, you’ll probably find my picture.  It’s not in my nature to delegate—and the same often holds true for business owners in general.  Many are fiercely independent … but there comes a point when that ferocity prevents success – if it keeps you from … Read More