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In my many years of consulting with business owners, I have found a few consistent things that are common among the most successful ones. More than anything else, they are learners. Many of the owners I work with could be consultants themselves. They know business and they know their business. However,...
Benson Blackburn LLC and Cohen & Grigsby P.C. will welcome investment banker Rick Kohr and financial leader Chris Wunder as keynote speakers for its Entrepreneur Next Door Speaker Series on Feb. 28. Kohr is CEO of Evergreen Advisors LLC and has 30 years of experience advising early-stage-growth companies and middle-market companies on finance, recapitalization...
The Planned Giving Council of Lee County, Inc. will present “How To Recruit & Retain High Quality Staff” at the Thursday, February 22 meeting. As we all struggle with employee turnover in the highly competitive world of development and fundraising, how can we recruit and retain the highest quality staff? Speaker Christopher...
New law incentivizes business owners to retrofit their properties with fire sprinkler systems The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Cape Coral Fire Department want to make businesses in Southwest Florida aware of a provision in the recently passed tax reform legislation (P.L. 115-97) that incentivizes the installation of...
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt P.A. will host its annual HR Law & Solutions employment law conference on March 6 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers. Conference Chair Suzanne Boy and board-certified employment law expert John Potanovic will address the #MeToo movement and the renewed focus on harassment in the workplace by providing attendees with guidelines to develop and enforce...
Always ask a satisfied customer for the names of people who might also like to buy from you. Get addresses and phone numbers and follow-through with a call or card. While this is a common practice among large ticket sales, it can also be used in hundreds of other...
FTC Releases New Guidelines for Endorsements, Social Media, Contests, etc.  Every day you run into obstacles in your business that you must overcome, laws change, social media is a challenge, new technologies released for you to install - the list never ends! Recently the Federal Trade Commission has released their Guidelines...
Quality of a Leader (at least one of them)  Commitment - Learn to appreciate the journey more than the destination. Know how to face adversity with confidence. You need to be bold and stand by your idea The key to making things work is hard work Show loyalty by nurturing key...
The ability to telecommute has been widely used by companies to attract top talent but its productivity gains have begun to be questioned. After 20 consecutive quarters of falling revenues, IBM (one of the pioneers of telecommuting) found that its remote workers performed better near their colleagues, according to Bloomberg. The...