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Tax Efficient Businesses

Tax Efficient Businesses by Eva Rosenberg, author of Small Business Taxes Made Easy. One of the biggest complaints of business owners is the mound of paperwork that faces us each day. While there are people who find it relaxing (really, there are), most people hate the task and either set it aside, or sit at...  LearnMore

How to Become More Effective, Disciplined and Efficient

How to Become More Effective, Disciplined and Efficient by Rhett Power, author of The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions.  Are you effective and efficient?  How are your time management skills? Do you go to work thinking that you have laid everything out in such a way that you will get through it in record time, only...  LearnMore

Is Kata the Scientific Approach? An Artistic Process? Or Both?

Practicing Kata for Service Excellence by Karyn Ross. Recently I had some service experiences where the person who was supposed to be helping me gave what I call the “list of I can’ts.” I can’t help you because …our computer system isn’t set up to do that, …we don’t take credit cards in my department,...  LearnMore
The Office Pantry IS Company Culture: The Role of Physical Workspaces

The Office Pantry IS Company Culture: The Role of Physical Workspaces

Workplaces are physical manifestations of a company’s culture. Kurt L. Darrow, chairman, president, and CEO of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, a furniture manufacturer based in Monroe, Michigan, says, “Space matters. Facilities matter when people are choosing where to work, where to go to school, how they can work, how they feel good.” A company promoting a culture...  LearnMore
Wozniak & Jobs: A Study in Emotional Intelligence

Wozniak & Jobs: A Study in Emotional Intelligence

Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs spent almost 10 years in garages working together and tinkering with and mastering electronics projects. What drove them was their shared Grit—a blend of Conscientiousness, Achievement Drive, and Innovation—the behavioral drivers that focused their IQ and intellectual curiosity and was the common denominator on which their relationship and Apple Computer...  LearnMore
What Will the Next-Generation Workforce Look Like?

What Will the Next-Generation Workforce Look Like?

It’s critical to recognize the generation beyond Gen Z. This is Generation Alpha, only 7 years old in 2017 and 15 years old by 2025. Generation Alpha members will be the most diverse of all the generations. In 2011, Generation Alpha reached a demographic milestone: there were more Generation Alpha babies born to minority families...  LearnMore
When Managers Repeat Themselves....

When Managers Repeat Themselves….

Let’s say you’re working with the owner of a real estate firm in a rural community. “The woman who works the front desk is constantly coming to work late,” the owner explains. “Have you talked to her?” you ask. “Repeatedly” is the response. “And then what happens?” you continue. “She’s on time for a few...  LearnMore

How Trump’s Tax Policy Might Affect Your Tax Life

Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States of America. So, with that in mind, what changes can individuals expect in our tax lives? Don’t worry. This won’t affect your 2016 tax returns. And, unless Congress passes these provisions intact, they might not even affect your 2017 tax returns. But some of these provisions...  LearnMore
Quick Tips For 2017 Tax Season!

Quick Tips For 2017 Tax Season!

Quick tips For 2017 Tax Season  Put your tax return on extension if you face any ACA penalties – it’s quite likely you won’t have to pay them. Send change of address notices to all former employers and vendors and accounts if you moved last year – to ensure you get all your paperwork. Get...  LearnMore
3 Ways to Effectively Lead Through Changing Times

3 Ways to Effectively Lead Through Changing Times

A fresh voice on leadership and a senior leader at one of the world’s largest communications networks, Elise Mitchell author of Leading Through the Turn reveals why success comes by focusing on the journey, not just the destination. May you live in interesting times. I’ve never been sure if that’s a blessing or a curse. But the...  LearnMore
6 THINGS TO LEARN FROM APPLE’S MARKETING

6 THINGS TO LEARN FROM APPLE’S MARKETING

The most important thing Apple’s success teaches us is not how to build a better product but how to build a better image. Apple’s innovation is more in how it conceives and markets itself than in its products. Apple didn’t invent the PC, MP3 player, smartphone or tablet. They took existing concepts and used a...  LearnMore
3 Ways a Potential ACA Repeal Will Influence Your Taxes

3 Ways a Potential ACA Repeal Will Influence Your Taxes

By Eva Rosenberg, author of Small Business Taxes Made Easy. This week, our new president is being sworn into office. While Trump has a lot of things on his agenda to accomplish in the first week, we are concerned about the tax law changes that are apt to take place. Good news, folks. Tax changes won’t...  LearnMore