Revitalizing Your Business Strategy Mid-Year Typically, annual business planning takes place in the last two quarters of the previous year. During that period, business owners and team members reflect on performance, assess goals, and devise supporting strategies. However, this often marks the end of the planning process. As summer arrives and a sense of relaxation […]
It’s like a double-edged sword. Every year you find yourself needing to add staff to the team to support your busy season. You struggle to find the time and capacity to train the new staff during this crazy time. It is possible to increase your staff and bring them up to speed even while the busiest […]
No matter what type of business you operate, there will always be slow and busy times in the year, and the pet industry is no exception. Perhaps more people request pet sitting services during the holidays, when they travel out of state to visit relatives. Or maybe your dog washing business picks up in the […]
It’s not just you. Employers everywhere are having difficulty recruiting hourly, entry-level and mid-level positions despite the high percentage of unemployment. Before the pandemic, the hourly workforce was vast, making turnover easier to manage. Employers are now unable to fill gaps in their staff because the talent pool has shrunk dramatically. So, while recruiting is […]
A shortage of quality labor continues to be the leading challenge for outdoor service businesses. It’s not just finding the most qualified person for the job, but also retaining them in such a competitive environment. According to Lawn & Landscape, a magazine focused on outdoor home services, more than half (56 percent) of outdoor home service companies have open positions. So, if […]
While you want a person who has the skills and qualifications, there are other qualities that are just as important. If a job skill can be taught, then these other qualities become even more important.
If you have ever had to go through piles of job applications and dozens of interviews, you know what a challenge it can be. You want to find the right person for the position you’re hiring who will fit in well with the team and the company. Things like qualifications are very important, but there […]
Many of the 28 million small business owners in America wear a lot of different hats in their businesses – sales, marketing, accounting, human resources, and more. They may take on these tasks even if they are too busy or are not proficient in those areas. That can lead to mistakes being made, money being […]