How to help keep employees fit

Yes, you may stock an office supply of tissues, pain relievers, bandaids, and hand sanitizers, making them readily available to your employees. But that’s not the same as helping them keep fit and healthy!

Chicken soup isn’t the answer, either.

Remember, healthy employees are not only productive employees. Healthy employees lower health-care costs and reduce absenteeism — two bottom-line bonuses for your company! Continue reading

Why do I need a mission statement?

If you’re in business, here are a few questions for you.

Why does your business exist? What is your reason for being, your overall goal, your purpose, your mission? What does your company do, and for whom? What are your beliefs and values?

Are these questions answered in your mission statement? In fact, do you even have a mission statement? Do you know what a mission statement should say and convey? Continue reading

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How have you marked National Small Business Week?

This week entrepreneurs, legislators and shoppers have been supporting local businesses as part of National Small Business Week.

First declared by President John F. Kennedy, Jr. in 1963, the week is designed to celebrate and support the many individuals who, through their hard work and determination, are the backbone of our local and national economy.

In fact, the Better Business Bureau estimates small businesses create 60 to 80 percent of all the new jobs in the U.S., and that over half of Americans either own or work for a small business! Continue reading