One CEO has a question that he asks every candidate, and it makes or breaks the interview: Cats or dogs? Surprisingly, it is a valid question with a correct answer. Dogs. As a matter of fact, the candidate just has to pay attention to know the correct answer. Cat lovers may slip by if they … Continue reading Question for the Next Interview: Cats or Dogs?
Paying an amazing hourly rate is only the first step when trying to attract good employees. However, that is not all you need. Walmart is a great example of benefits over hourly rate. They pay dollars shy of some bigger stores, but they offer benefit packages that beat out the competition, including college assistance. The … Continue reading Hourly Rate vs Benefits: Which is Better?
In case you missed it, last Saturday we discussed the customer service side of business. This week I want you to take a look at the internal workings of your business. It does not matter how many customers you bring in if the interior side of your business is a mess. A high turnover rate, … Continue reading 7 Steps Part 2: Be Detail Oriented
Ah, yes. The war of ageism is alive and well among the older generation and millennial-aged entrepreneurs. This does expand past politics, and I am not surprised. A recent article on INC takes a negative look at young entrepreneurs and tries to dampen our beliefs. Surprised? I am not. Our millennial generation takes a look … Continue reading Millennial Entrepreneurs: Are We Entitled?
A recent study has shown that people who pitch an idea using hand gestures over metaphors or straight talk get the sale. The use of hand gestures actually increased the chances of landing the pitch by over 10%! How do you usually pitch your business to potential customers or investors? Are you expressive? Are you … Continue reading Sell Yourself With Hand Gestures
Starbucks has a way with sparking talk over their cups. Whether it is their grab and go holiday themes or their stylish reusable cups. They are at it again with their reusable color changing tumblers. The new cups had a silent release, but things did not remain quiet. Before long, they were flying off the … Continue reading Starbucks Sparks Talk With New Cups
Offering flex time options is an important strategy when it comes to attracting and keeping employees. Many want a positive work-life balance, so why are they afraid to take advantage? There is a major stigma that comes with taking advantage of these options. Known as the flexibility stigma, your employees may feel they will be … Continue reading Are Your Employee’s Hindered by the ‘Flexibility Stigma’?