The No. 1 challenge I hear leaders talking about is having the quantity and the quality of talent to serve their customers and achieve the organization’s annual objectives. You have to recruit and hire the right person the first time but you also need to retain all team members.

It’s been a year of transition for my busi- ness and our family. This time last year, the business hired its first employee. Now, almost a year later, we are in the process of hiring two, possibly three more to support the growth.In addition to the business growth and change, we married off …

“...and I went to pick her up in the rain!” Many of you have no doubt heard David Allan Coe try to write the perfect country western song. I’m no country singer and certainly no song writer, but I am on a mission to create a leadership-development training program. For more than a decade now…

It’s been a year of transition for my business and our family. This time last year, the business hired its first employee. Now, almost a year later, we are in the process of hiring two, possibly three more to support the growth.

During Small Business Week earlier this year, Fox Cities Score and the Fox Valley Tech Venture Center co-hosted a program called Google Your Business Online. Forty small business people learned how an online presence helps their business and picked up tips on improving their businesses posit…

This past weekend was an exciting time for our family, as our oldest daughter got married. It was a beautiful day for a wedding. All the fine details came together with the preparation of hair and makeup, getting everyone to the church to get dressed, the ceremony, the pictures, the pre-rece…

Do you ever wonder how some business owners have an unlimited time to take family vacations and play active roles in their communities while others work an excessive amount of hours and are handcuffed to their business? Why do so many businesses continuously struggle to make ends meet, while…

I recently met with a business leader that I have known for 15 years. Typically when I see him, he has incredible energy and passion for his business, but this time it was different. He looked tired and down. I asked him how he was doing and he said that he was burned out and wasn’t fired up…

In business as in life, we all want progress and growth to be linear. None of us want to struggle or have setbacks to achieve our goals. For every peak, there’s a valley.

A sudden death or disability is a tragedy we hope never to face, but planning for those tragedies is a necessary part of life. If we don’t, we leave behind a legacy of stress and confusion for those we care about most. If you own a business, a contingency plan is critical for the sake of you…

Today, I’m going to get you excited about strategic planning and how it will help keep your business alive and thriving without a ton of extra work.

The greatest wealth transfer in human history is underway and is expected to last for the next 10-plus years. As the baby boomers have begun to retire, demographic experts predict that one out of every two businesses will change hands. This represents a transfer of more than $10 trillion dol…

Now, as most of us know, the success rates of start-up businesses can be quite disheartening. In a 2017 study done by Statistic Brain, the failure rate of U.S. companies after five years is 55 percent, and the failure rate after 10 years is 71 percent. However, true entrepreneurs are willing…

How many of us have been in a position where our options are limited? Whether it is something as simple as going to a restaurant and the menu does not have anything you like to your company stating that to move up in your career, you need to move out of state.