For most of you, business owners, compliance is not the primary cause of anxiety and sleepless nights. Instead, it is sales: “Will there be enough money to pay expenses or hit our profit objectives?” Next in line is risk, specifically legal risk: “I don’t know what I don’t know.” When it comes to compliance, you... View Article
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You already know about Washington’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law (hopefully!). You’ve been collecting premiums, reporting to Employment Security, and you’ve hung the necessary posters in the lunchroom. Each of these steps is necessary to comply with the new law. But have you addressed how this new law may affect, or even... View Article
Culture eats strategy for breakfast Peter Drucker The Golden Rule vs The Platinum Rule I recently came across the idea of the “Platinum Rule” as compared with the “Golden Rule” while thinking about company culture. We’re all familiar with the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated. The Platinum Rule is... View Article
Our real work this year centered around building strong processes and eliminating inefficiencies in our business.
Leveraging your business’ helpers – your team, your professional advisors, and your accountability partners – will drive more engagement, direction, and success.
Your business is growing – you’ve got the right people and sales are up. It should feel good but instead, it feels like nothing is working right. You’re keeping up with what’s essential – getting the work done, managing your employees, and even business development – but you worry about all stuff that’s not getting... View Article
A number of years ago, I asked my husband, a finance guy, to review the company’s budget for the coming year. He looked at our projected top line revenue (which was projected to be a significant increase over the prior year) and asked, “Where’s the additional revenue coming from?” My response was that I took... View Article
As a business owner, you want to avoid costly employer mistakes. But one of the most complicated challenges you’ll face is successfully managing and leading employees. And it’s rarely the “legal” side of being an employer that poses a problem, but the issues surrounding employee happiness and productivity. These crucial concepts are driven by policies... View Article
In a wicked world, relying upon experience from a single domain is not only limiting, it can be disastrous. David Epstein, Author of Range: Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World You probably see a doctor a few times a year — both for preventive medicine or when something just isn’t right. Your general practitioner... View Article