Category: Industry Trends

The Top 8 Most In-Demand Soft Skills to Increase Business Value

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Last week, we looked at a case study to explore why hiring for in-demand soft skills is often the better decision when comparing two similar candidates.  Forward-thinking business owners know that increasing the value of their business today is the key to a successful and fulfilling exit tomorrow. What they may not be aware of is the ...

Should You Hire for Hard Skills or Soft Skills?

The 2019 LinkedIn Global Talent Trends Report found that a staggering 92% of talent and hiring managers believe that soft skills matter as much as or more than hard skills.  A further 89% agree that “bad hires” fail because they lack the soft skills to succeed professionally.  As you work towards building an exit strategy, one of ...

Every Small Business Owner Needs a Vacation

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Welcome to the June edition of The Monthly Huddle– A short, sweet, and to-the-point advice blog for tackling some of business management’s most difficult questions! This month, we’ll go over three tactics you can use to take a vacation as a small business owner. Summer is the ideal time for a family vacation, but that’s simply not ...

Bless This Mess: Organizing Your Small Business

Suppose you find yourself spending more time sifting through a mess of files, broken electronics, and yellowing paperwork than you do getting anything done. Then, for the sake of your sanity, it’s time to start organizing your small business! The 2018 Staples small business survey unveiled some interesting, albeit not all that surprising, statistics about the ...
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Competitive Advantage and Business Value

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In a world with a fast food burger restaurant on every corner and a gas station on every block, you may be surprised that so many places that do the exact same thing or sell the exact same product can co-exist in one area. What is it that makes people choose one over the other? ...
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Talent Management is Your Next Big Business Strategy

Talent management is a business’ pledge to hire and retain only the most talented, skilled individuals on the market. While performance-based strategies usually fall to the human resources department, talent management strategy requires leaders in the company to take an integral role in shaping their employees into the great businessmen and businesswomen of tomorrow. It ...
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How to Find the Best Sarasota Executive Coaching Organizations

If you’re looking for executive coaching organizations in Sarasota, Florida, there’s a right way and a wrong way to approach it. Obviously, choosing the first coach that crosses your path isn’t the direction you should take. Finding a coach that is truly going to help you grow in both your personal and professional paths takes ...