Clearly, it is unusual for a 66-year-old CPA to play drums in a bar band. Along with my friend and bass player, Jeff Strout, I have held down the rhythm section for the Bourbon Brothers band for eight years. Although disclosing this fact is a great icebreaker at parties, and even when meeting new clients, […]
It’s Raining Great People – Is your Business Holding an Umbrella or a Funnel?
There’s a war for talent going on out there. Are you collecting the spoils of the war, or are you taking casualties? Today, in February of 2022, there are 11 million open jobs in the US. That’s two open jobs for every worker available to hire. And that’s why your job openings are taking longer […]
Characteristics of Bonus Incentive Plans
To retain key employees, the best business owners install Employee Incentive Plans that motivate them to stay. Here are the four keys to success.
Employee Incentive Plan and Bonuses: What’s the Point?
The purpose of installing an employee incentive plan bonus plan is to motivate them to help you pursue your goals, create value, and grow your business.
It’s time to retire the annual performance review
There are many reasons the annual performance review is a ridiculous remnant of 1940’s management philosophy. Here’s how to manage your managers better.
Fraud: Do You Know It When You See It?
The subject of employee fraud is a delicate one. Vigilance requires an investment of time and money in return for an uncertain payoff.
Either You Have It, or You Don’t
Business owners planning for a successful future should always begin by identifying and understanding their primary objectives for themselves, their families, their ownership and their businesses.
6 Strategies for Recruiting Top Talent
Today’s best business leaders instinctively know that recruiting must be part of the strategic plan. Here are six steps to making it so for your business.
Three Keys to Identifying a “Key” Employee
Increase employee retention for your “key” employees by following these three simple steps.
Your 5-Step Retirement Plan
If you’re planning to retire sometime in the next 10 years, here’s some crucial advice: Take a very hard look at your 401(k). While employer-sponsored savings plans, such as 401(K)s, usually are a great place to stash money during most of your working years, they may not be as great if you’re getting ready to […]