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Exit Planning: 3 Realistic Steps to Get You Started

You know you should do it. You’ve been meaning to get to it. It would protect your family in the event of your death, help ensure a comfortable retirement, allow others to begin to prepare to take over the business, and much more. But the fact is, you don’t have a clear succession or exit […]

HR Tips for Your Small Business Throughout the Employee Lifecycle

Regardless of the size of your business, keeping your employees happy and your business compliant lies in the hands of human resources. Even if you do not have a human resources (HR) department, HR is at the core of what you do as a business owner. The most common HR functions you’re dealing with are […]

Don’t Let the Home Buying Process Intimidate You!

The home buying process can be intimidating and confusing, which is why the most important thing you can do is work with an agent who is experienced in the process and is willing to educate buyers and sellers along the way. Sit down with your agent and ask them to explain the process thoroughly, as […]

Prepare Your Home For Summer!

It’s HOT!  The rain finally stopped and summer is here.  Before you pack your bags, apply your sunscreen, and hit the road, beach, or trails you might want to check your basement.  Yes, all that rain made your sump pump work overtime! If you have an alarm for your sump pump system congratulations!  That is […]

​Don’t Get Hooked: How to Detect Email Phishing

           Ph i sh · i n g           /ˈfiSHiNG/   Noun         The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. (Definition above will be […]

Culture is a Team Sport

This week, we’re heading to the vault and releasing a throwback episode with Tom Zupancic, former Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing for the Indianapolis Colts and now GM for DEEM. Tom has more than 30 years of experience from landing multi-million dollar deals to managing thousands of employees.   In this conversation, Tom shares […]

Seen. Heard. Valued: How to Increase Business Loyalty

You walk into a store, and you’re instantly greeted by name. Employees go out of their way to talk to you. They help you pick out exactly what you’re looking for.   Then, you walk into a different store. Nobody says a word upon your entrance. No help is offered – the employee barely looks […]

In Search of the Optimal Outcome

Have your expected outcomes ever fallen short? If the goals you set for yourself stretch you outside your comfort zone, then of course they have! But the bigger question we should be asking ourselves is Why do we fall short?   In recent years, when my expected outcomes didn’t quite hit the mark, as opposed […]

Three Quick Tips to Jumpstart CyberSecurity

It’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges for small and medium businesses is cybersecurity. They’re more easily targeted by crooks who are looking to make off with intellectual property or customer data, and often don’t have the right precautions in place. On average, businesses lose almost $54,000 per incident when they’re breached.   […]

Turnover is OK with an Entanglement Strategy [Part 2]

Insights into How to Compete for Qualified Talent in Today’s Competitive Market [Part 2] Part 2 of learning more about competing for qualified talent in today’s marketplace  (https://gutplusscience.com/kathleen-votaw), hosted by Nikki Lewallen, National Chair, Engage Mentoring, and Kathleen Quinn Votaw , CEO of TalenTrust, is now available. Votaw says employers should stand out in today’s […]