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Hiring Women is Good for Your Business

Hiring Women is Good for Your Business

Why Should You Hire Women in Your Business? As a business, who are your primary consumers? Now ask yourself, what does your workforce look like? Does it mirror those demographics? Better yet, did you know over the next decade, women will control two thirds of all consumer wealth? As the “Land of Opportunity” thriving in the 21st Century, we like to think of this country as one that is progressive, leading the pack when it comes … Read entire article »

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You Go First – Building Real Employee Partnerships

You Go First – Building Real Employee Partnerships

In Employees Are Not Cost Centers my advice to employers is “Forget starting with how much you will have to pay someone; start with how much someone will return on your investment.” Trades and construction businesses want great returns on their employees and subcontractors, but often fail to adopt the behaviours and make the decisions that would get those returns. Employers in the trades and construction world need to get past the paycheck. If all you give me is … Read entire article »

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Employees Are Not Cost Centers

Employees Are Not Cost Centers

originally posted at LinkedIn on Jan 5, 2015 “Time and Materials.” If you own a trades or construction business you know exactly what that phrase means to your business. The ‘time’ is the labour of your team. It is a cost center … or a profit center depending on how you look at it. Identifying business units in business as cost centers (as opposed to profit or investment centers) is helpful in describing the flow of resources and activities. Many trades and construction business owners … Read entire article »

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Raise money for your business

Raise money for your business

Crowdfunding: Startups and Growing Small Businesses, it’s Time to Get in the Game! Hey small business owners and those looking to get started, have you heard of crowdfunding? Maybe you’re asking yourselves, ‘What is crowdfunding?’ Crowdfunding is a fairly new fundraising method where monetary contributions are made by a large group of people to a cause, project or the like, usually on the Internet. Ok, so maybe your next thought is, ‘How will this work for my … Read entire article »

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