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Here Are 5 Ways to Improve Company Culture

5 simple steps to achieve great culture that attracts the best workers, increases overall retention, improves performance, and lowers costs. Editor's note: This is part two of a two part series. Part one is entitled Pssst,

Smart Cars, Smart Homes

My daughter and son-in-law own a smarter home. It has a 6.5 kW solar system which is connected to a Tesla PowerWall battery system. The house is also connected to the grid. The entire thing is operated through a smart phone app. They…

We Have Smart Phones, Why Not Smart Buildings?

I love the scene in the movie I Robot where an actor tries to adjust the volume of a 1970s stereo system. She gives it verbal commands and is frustrated by the stereo’s lack of response. She then pokes it in search of the home page as if it…

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

Building Girl Scout Leaders Featured Company: Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Executive:  Lisa Johnson, Chief Executive Officer Business Address: 6944 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467 Girl Scouts has been building…

Giving Tuesday

A Global Generosity Movement GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We're launching #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity to take…

Be Ingenious!

So, “What makes you ingenious?” I’ve been fascinated by the word “ingenious” for some time now, because it describes a quality that applies to every single person, while at the same time allowing for the fact that we are all…

The Coronavirus Shock Wave

America’s first reaction to the Coronavirus was a weird combination of toilet paper panic buying and spring break beach parties. Today we stand on a Coronavirus Shock Wave precipice. Cities like New York and New Orleans are…

Job Seekers Are People Too!

Job Seekers Are People Too! I’m not a movie star or an internationally known musician, but I do receive hate mail. Well, maybe I shouldn’t go so far as “hate,” but I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve opened a message or an email…

Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic

Business owners and IT executives need to perform a quick business impact analysis (BIA) to identify the company's critical business processes.   Most businesses are unprepared for a pandemic like Covid-19 that could incapacitate 30…

The Value of Outsourcing

Business owners often fail to understand the value of outsourcing. Whether they believe it’s too costly or unnecessary, they may be investing too much time in tasks that may be given to others who could be more successful or spend less…

Improving Your Time Management Skills

At times the amount of work that we have to accomplish may feel impossible to complete in the time we have available. As tasks continue to pile up, you may need to reflect on how to more effectively use the time to have so you…

Digital Transformation Metrics

 Some think digital transformation is just an IT-related project without impact on the lines of business while others believe it is some form of digital business transformation. For a small business to be successful in…

So You Want to Be Your Own Boss

Is owning a franchise the right move for you? Here are the Pros and Cons... If you're considering making a go of being your own boss and would feel comfortable working within an established network of like-minded

6 Lessons Learned From Managing Growth

Vacation tip: When you are an entrepreneur, you will never need a vacation more than you will as your company is growing, and it will never be harder to get away. Everyone looks to you. If you're doing this as a couple, it may be even…

Is Your Small Business Resilient Enough?

The ability to quickly adapt, recover and reinvigorate in business is a constant requirement "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the

What is Your Company’s Reason?

Be sure your small business brand and mission has a good reason and it is communicated. As I explained in a previous article, certainty is a thing of the past. Companies no longer have the luxury of assuming that

The Business Balancing Act

Managing sales is a balancing act to protect your brand and cash flow. Rapid growth is a welcome addition to any business, but at the same time, unmanaged growth can be detrimental to a company’s quality and brand

The Process of Review is Critical to Success

Don't underestimate the critical process of review as it will align management to position your business for success. Core to management and the success of any business is to establish benchmarks and map progress within

Scams and Small Businesses

Fraud insights, recommendations and actions for small business owners. Recently two members of my immediate family have been scammed.  With one, the results were devastating; with the other, we caught it in time. Both members…

Customer Service Still Matters

People will talk about you anyway. Make sure it’s good because good means more people will buy your products or come to your establishment. Bad means they will cross you off the “must check out” list or never put you on that list to begin…

Do Our Meetings Just Create More Meetings?

We're all too familiar with time draining meetings, but with a good leader they can be incredibly productive There’s a funny commercial Google put together when it was introducing the world to a Google Hangout a few years ago. The spot …

7 Business Pitfalls to Keep Top of Mind

Here are seven costly yet all too common business mistakes which can impede your success. When running a business, it's easy to get caught up in day-to-day concerns and lose sight of the big picture. Here are some costly yet

Planning is Key to Successful Meetings

Five meeting-planning best practices to help improve meeting quality. Face-to-face business meetings can be productive and don’t have to break the bank if they are planned carefully and well in advance Meetings hold such

2019- What Do We See?

Here are 3 areas of key importance for next year! This is the first headline I read this morning:  Nvidia’s Alcan can generate fake human faces that look 100% real.  With my coffee in one hand and the iPAD in the other, I contemplated…

When Managing Data Words Do Matter!

In the end, words matter. The sooner you and your organization can identify, collaborate to define, document, integrate into your IT applications and educate your BI teams, the more successful you will be at managing KPIs that make a…

Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

Six best practices when starting a small business after working in corporate. I have a 30-year career in events - tradeshows, conferences, etc. - and until recently, I have always worked for others. I have worked for media

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Dr. Elizabeth D. Rios

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