Digital File Management Tips

Digital file management is an ongoing challenge. We not only store files on desktops, laptops and mobile devices but everything can also be sent to the cloud for storage. Add-in file sharing and keeping electronic file management systems neat, organized with naming structures easy for all to remember can become a file management nightmare. Statistics

5 Best Practices for Small Businesses

For businesses to succeed it needs to constantly adjust following the marketplace. All businesses need to regularly evaluate what is working and eliminate what isn’t working. It never hurts for a business to do check-ups to identify problem areas and make adjustments. Update Software and secure Networks Businesses and Individuals are constantly under attack via

Gratitude in Leaders

The holidays are over and we are already halfway through January. Often, we think of gratitude in the fall, this is when our hearts and minds gear up to thanksgiving about the many things throughout the year that we are grateful for. In past blog posts, we have discussed the need to increase words of

What is your story?

In the business world, often we think that the companies that have large marketing budgets are more successful because they have deep pockets. The truth of the matter is that that is a lie. It doesn’t matter if you are a small business or a Fortune 500 company. The one thing that each company needs

Unstoppable Teams Part 2

Last week we discussed the first two pieces to the C.A.R.E Loop. Connect and Achieve. If you recall connecting is about connecting on a personal level with your employees. Achieve is to have attainable goals that force you to stretch yourself. Achieve is to also assure (encourage) your team members and appreciate their efforts both

Unstoppable Teams Part 1

In the last post, it was discussed how the first team we need to build is ourselves.  Each person individually is a remarkable person; each of you has superpowers, skills that you do better than someone else. Building teams with people who have skills that complement each other and are unified in the mission is

Overcoming Self-Doubt

I have been reading a good book called “Unstoppable Teams” by Alden Mills. Mills is an ex-Navy Seal and an entrepreneur. Mills describes “Unstoppable teams as a tightly knit group of ordinary people doing extraordinary things”. This can apply to any industry. We have spent quite a bit of time discussing relationship building, and I

Volunteering

The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said that the essence of life is “to serve others and do good”. Mahatma Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Volunteering can help you make friends, learn new skills, advance your career and even feel happier and healthier. It

Upskilling

What is upskilling vs training? Training, is teaching employees how to perform a task or job. Proving the tools for them to be successful. Upskilling is teaching your employees new skills, skills required for the future. Due to constant technological advancements, current jobs are morphing into something different or disappearing altogether.  Forbes.com said, “Upskilling entails

Value of Providing Good Employee Training

I love talking to our Chamber members. It is fascinating to hear from businesses first-hand the challenges they face. Last week we discussed the importance of mentors and how we need mentors to impart their industry and job knowledge to the younger generations. Along with being a mentor is also providing good training and orientation