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...
Quality of a Leader (at least one of them)  Self-Awareness - Understand and manage your emotions, as well as the emotions of other people. Control your actions to positively affect outcomes. Inner calm and outer resolve come down to self-control. Understand how you handle emotions and how it affects others. "Life is...
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...
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...
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,...
Do you offer a guarantee with your product or service? Tired of using the same 'guarantee statements'? Here're a few ideas for you: Satisfaction guaranteed Fully guaranteed Iron-clad guarantee full-year warranty Lifetime warranty You must be completely satisfied or you pay nothing. I personally guarantee it. We stand behind our _____...
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 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...
In a recent survey conducted at Keiser University’s Fort Myers campus, local employers shared their top-ten employee traits. This is a list of traits that employers deemed most important for new hire success in their businesses. This list also provides some suggestions to job candidates regarding topics which they...
Focus on Positive Thinking We are surrounded by negativity; keeping your mind, energy and thoughts positive takes determination. Take notice when you are thinking negative; you can turn that around. It will take time and practice to create a new habit of switching to positive thinking. Here are some ways to...