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  • 6 Benefits of a Training and Development Program
    Over the years I have seen a common practice of cutting employee development during difficult economic times.  Though this may seem a fiscally good idea, the real costs say otherwise.  One significant facture is the cost of turnover.  Equally important, an unengaged employee provides poor service, high absenteeism and can slowly destroy a corporate culture.  [0]


  • Effective Training = Transfer and Adoption of Skills
    As a trainer one of the biggest challenges is having your attendees retain the information and then apply it when they get back to their office.  While working with my clients I have found 6 areas which are key to adopting the new habits and workflow being implement in their organizations.  For a training program [0]


  • How Do I Apply for New York State MWBE Certification?
    In my last article I talked about the benefits of New York State MWBE certification.  Once you have determined that your business can benefit from selling to the government and you qualify for the program what should you do next?  Use the online system to submit your application.  What I really like about this system [0]


  • Why Get New York State MWBE Certified?
    Many business owners are looking for ways to expand or create new revenue streams for their business. Selling your products or services to the government is one way to do that. That being said, not every business is a good fit to sell to the government so do your research. A great place to see [0]


  • Streamline Your Growth…Or Die!
    I recently had a table at a Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Expo. It was a great event and fabulous resources for the attendees as well as quality workshops.  Wonderful to be part of that.  One area I was talking to the attendees about was rapid unmanaged growth.  As someone who was also involved with [0]




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SettingTheStageForSuccessfulCollaboration

June 06, 2014, at 04:06 PM

Setting the Stage for Successful Collaboration

Many non-profits are being affected by the different initiatives coming down the pipe involving federal and state funding requirements. This can make it very challenging for organizations who are already doing more with less while still providing quality services to their communities. The good news is some of these initiatives can help create an environment where you spend more money and time on furthering your mission instead of managing it. As part of these changes organizations are working towards collaboration, consolidation and compliance. These necessary Strategic Steps help safeguard your funding as well as ultimately increase access and quality of services. For initiatives of this kind setting the right foundation is key to being successful. Lets examine these three components...Click HERE to read the entire article.

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How Long Should I Keep My Records?

June 08, 2012, at 11:06 AM

In our world of information overload emails, digital and paper documents are increasing not decreasing as predicted. To stay on top of this information onslaught companies need to create a retention schedule for both paper and digital files. Below are some tips on creating a retention schedule for all your document types. Click HERE to read the entire article.

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Planning For Success

April 05, 2012, at 07:04 AM

My current EAP class is graduating tonight. They really did a great job developing their business plans. There are so many business owners out there who do not have the roadmap for success. This article talks about the 6 tips for creating a successful business plan. Click HERE to read the article.

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10 Key Factors in Choosing Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM)

March 12, 2012, at 08:03 PM

As I work with clients it is becoming increasingly important for companies and organizations to make the most of their digital tools. Here are some tips on how to choose the right CRM for you. Click Here to read the whole article.

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10 Tips For Creating A Data Goldmine

February 05, 2012, at 01:02 PM

(title: 10 Tips for Creating a Data Goldmine:)

I have been working with many clients who have their information in a database but are unable to get the information they want or know where to find it. Usually the culprit is a series of issues that come together to create the perfect storm of inefficiency. The tips below will help you to prevent this storm and maximize the information in your database to increase productivity and profits.....Click HERE to read entire article.

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How to Make More Money in 2012 with Data Driven Decisions

January 02, 2012, at 02:01 PM

I have mentioned in many of my articles about metrics. Things we use to measure success and how far you are from reaching your goals. Data is much more than that it is a valuable tool to make solid business decisions. It also helps you to save as well as make money. Click HERE to read article.

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Why Effective Reporting Makes You Money

October 31, 2011, at 11:10 AM

When I work with clients one area that is a challenge is accurate and effective reports. They either get reports that are outdated or the information needs to be reworked to be accurate. Click HERE to read our new blog.

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Need a Bookkeeping System

October 01, 2011, at 11:10 AM

As part of being the program manager for the EAP program at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, during class this was a very important subjec. Click HERE to read my latest article.

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7 Ways to Keep Your Database from Becoming a Digital Clothes Hanger

September 06, 2011, at 05:09 PM

Check out our latest blog article on getting the most out of your Database for the long haul....CLICK HERE

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How to Get an ROI from Exhibiting at a Tradeshow

September 06, 2011, at 05:09 PM

Fall is tradeshow season. Check out my blog on how to make the most out of exhibiting...CLICK HERE

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