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    5 Tips for Selecting and Implementing the Best Platform for Remote Workers

    by on June 15, 2015

    Through online collaboration, it’s easier than ever for small businesses to expand by adding remote workers rather than renting expensive office space. Without the benefit of face-to-face meetings, however, communication may be challenging. Tim Eise…

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    In the Trenches: Creative Work Arrangements

    by on June 10, 2015

    Cranky Concierge has always been a 24/7/365 kind of business. If there are airplanes flying (as there always are), then someone needs to be available. This wouldn’t be as challenging if we didn’t need different people with different skills available at differe…

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    4 Ways to Improve Family Business Operations

    by on June 2, 2015

    Family-owned businesses — any business in which two or more family members are involved and the majority of ownership or control lies within a family — play an important and dynamic role in the United States economy. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau o…

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    How to Identify and Improve Your Corporate Culture

    by on May 8, 2015

    Step into any office, and within moments, you’ll probably have a feel for the type of work environment it is: friendly, inviting, cold, off-putting, etc. As an employee, these feelings—which they are immersed in everyday—have a profound effect on how the…

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    5 Ways to Squeeze an Extra Hour Into the Day

    by on April 8, 2015

    Although every small business owner’s experience is unique, chances are very good yours includes feeling short on time. How much better would things be if you had an extra hour per workday? That’s five extra hours each week — about 250 extra hours a year.

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    3 Ways to Take Advantage of Group Influence in Your Business

    by on April 3, 2015

    Have you considered group influence as a contributor to your business’ success? A study [PDF] submitted to the 2008 International Conference on Information Systems found a strong relationship between group cohesion and productivity. The closer your team is, …

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    In the Trenches: Planning a Company Retreat

    by on April 1, 2015

    Every June, I’ve gathered together the employees at Cranky Concierge for a get-together that has informally been dubbed Crankyfest. We plan to do it once again this year, but as we grow, these things get more complex. There’s a lot to consider in putting toget…

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    How Motivated Employees Can Help Grow Your Business

    by on March 13, 2015

    Bank of America’s 2014 Small Business Owner Report found that finding and retaining good staff was the most often reported hurdle for small business owners, a success factor they dubbed “challenging, but critical.”

    Pack & Stack Storage Solutions owner…

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