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Hiring Well: Lessons Learned Part II
Capacity Building, Human resources for Small Business, Melanie Spring
Hiring Well: Lessons Learned Part II
9 June 2011

In my last post I talked about lessons learned the first time around I tried to hire. Back to the present, I had learned my first three lessons the hard way and slowly got over my fear as Sisarina’s client base grew and work became overwhelming. First, Teresa had so much on her plate that I ended up doing administrative work due to her lack of time. Read more…

    Hiring Well: Lessons from the Scared and Scarred
    Capacity Building, Human resources for Small Business, Melanie Spring
    Hiring Well: Lessons from the Scared and Scarred
    7 June 2011

    Almost every new business starts out with the same goals: get clients, get busy, hire people, and make millions… right? The problem with growth is pain. Sisarina recently set out on a journey to find two new employees. Read more…

      A Gem or a Dud Named Clem?
      Capacity Building, Guest Posts, Leadership
      A Gem or a Dud Named Clem?
      1 June 2011

      Guest post by Susan T. Clem was a far cry from the stereotypical truck driver. An out of work engineer, tall and lanky, with dark wavy hair and a preppy demeanor, Clem insisted on working in well-pressed chinos, a button-down shirt, and penny loafers and one more thing—this was his first job as a truck driver. Read more…

        Time: Your Greatest Asset
        Capacity Building, Guest Posts, Women In Business
        Time: Your Greatest Asset
        26 May 2011

        In order to accomplish any goal, it is critical we spend our time doing the right things. We know this, yet, we often struggle with what is most important, how to prioritize, and how to keep our eye on the ball when distractions arise, which they invariably do. 1. Read more…

          How to Improve Your Work Productivity
          Capacity Building, Guest Posts, Women In Business
          How to Improve Your Work Productivity
          18 May 2011

          Did you think that this year, you would improve on some old work habits? It’s May now, and you should reexamine those habits to be sure you are being productive. Without no-nonsense measurement, it is very difficult to gauge your success or failure. It’s hard to improve what you can’t measure. Read more…

            It’s Administrative Professionals Week
            Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Lori Saitz
            It's Administrative Professionals Week
            26 April 2011

            This week is Administrative Professionals Week, with tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th, as the actual Administrative Professionals Day. Started in 1952, as National Secretaries Week/Day, it was organized to call attention to the value and contributions of administrative professionals in the workplace. Over the years, this has become one of the largest workplace observances and is celebrated worldwide during the last full week of April.Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and 8. Read more…

              Build Forward
              Capacity Building, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship
              Build Forward
              18 April 2011

              For many of us, the last few years have been very difficult. Work slowed or stopped. Our network changed as great contacts became unemployed. Read more…

                The Partner Predicament: Deciding What’s Best for your Business
                Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts
                The Partner Predicament: Deciding What's Best for your Business
                7 April 2011

                Starting your own business is an enormous undertaking, and one of the most critical, strategic decisions you will make is whether to take a partner. Horror stories abound about the partner from hell and about partnerships gone wrong, so it is important to make the right choice – one that can have a profoundly beneficial impact on your business. Statistically speaking, businesses started by partners do better than businesses started by individuals, but that doesn’t mean your situation warrants or will be benefitted by a partnership. Read more…

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