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A Guide for Finding Employees

A Guide for Finding Employees

Do you need more employees right now? Chances are that you do. I'm constantly speaking with business owners, and almost all are lamenting that they can't find enough qualified help these days. Many businesses are in a pickle. During the…
Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

How far are you looking ahead? Summer is ending. School is ramping up and fall sports are starting. COVID is getting scarier again. Maybe. A few weeks ago I wrote about two trends. One was the supply chain disruption, and the other was the…
The Illusion of Perfection

The Illusion of Perfection

Perfection. We all want it. Strive for it. Lust after it. Even demand it. In the 2009 movie Avatar, the mining company in the film was obsessed with getting a rare mineral. Unobtainium. This was an old engineer joke that director and screenwriter…
1000 Miles An Hour With Your Hair On Fire

1,000 Miles Per Hour With Your Hair on Fire

I've often described being insanely busy as "1,000 miles per hour with your hair on fire." Can you relate? For many businesses, getting sales flowing again after the pandemic was an obsession. In many shops today, tidal waves of orders are…
The "Mother May I" Syndrome

The "Mother May I?" Syndrome

Have you heard about the "Mother May I?" Syndrome? Maybe not, but chances are that you have experienced this. The "Mother May I" Syndrome is when seemingly nobody on your staff can do anything without your approval or opinion. EVERYONE…
What Happens Now? What to do when an Employee Gets COVID

What Happens Now? What To Do When An Employee Gets COVID

Late last week a shop owner sent me a text, "You available for a quick chat? An employee tested positive for COVID." Queue the dramatic freak out music. It is very easy to see multiple challenges ahead for this business in the near future.…