How to tell your boss they are wrong

  GASP. What? How could this situation ever become reality, the boss is always right…right? Ah, while they may work hard to portray omnipotence, even the best of the bosses can be wrong. So how do you approach them with this delicate news? First and foremost, get your ducks in a row, so to speak. You need irrevocable proof that …

Tips to Being A Better Business Writer

  Writing is writing, no matter the scope. It is of vital importance that your written word (any and all of it) be carefully crafted, professionally presented and grammatically correct. Let’s start small, yet ubiquitous- the email. Emails go out to clients, employees, investors, vendors, and potentials in all of these categories. For many of these situations, your email may …

You Can’t Please Everyone – How and When to Say NO

  As much as it may go against the very nature of a strong entrepreneurial leader, saying no is as empowering as your first day of business, your first big sale or your biggest success to date. The best part? While many of the milestones happen only once, the bold decision to say “NO” can happen (and should happen!) many …

The Top Business Trends in 2017 that Spells Success

  Whether or not the end of the calendar year reflects the close of your fiscal year, December is still a great time to take a look at the past year, and prepare yourself for the year to come. Looking into the future trends to give you a leg up moving into January. Be prepared to discuss the trends, how …

4 Common Communication Failures (And How to Fix Them)

  Starting your business may be a one-man show, but eventually, it will be time for the on boarding of new partners, colleagues, and team members. With each new individual comes a new collaboration, and with that, perhaps new challenges in communication. Every person has their own unique method of communication. One of the most essential qualities every good business …

Why Auto Dealers Should Outsource Bank Reconciliations

By: Jim Rice, Managing Director of Supporting Strategies It was an expensive lesson for California auto dealer Danny McKenna. He found that two of his most trusted employees had systematically drained $600,000 from his five dealerships. The guilty parties “had been there a long time and had earned his immense trust,” McKenna told Automotive News. “Now I don’t dog-pile all …

The Secrets to Creating a Great Slogan/Tagline

  The slogan or tagline of your business can be viewed as the frontlines of the marketing battle—it’s the first introduction, possibly the strongest factor in whether a consumer proceeds to find out more about your business. Strapped with such an influential task, your slogan must be more than good, it must be great! Sounds like a challenge? It can …

Common Reasons Projects Fail

  There is a surprising amount of research on this topic- business owners and experts-alike have a fascination with studying their failures, and rightfully so! It’s only failure if you do not learn from the mistakes, and develop practices to prevent them in the future… First of all, goals. If you do not expertly provide your team with a carefully …