Unlimited PTO? Good Luck

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 4/16/19 9:00 AM

There are few things more difficult for small businesses to handle than being held to the standards of industry giants. All too often I find myself having to defend small businesses when the armchair critics come out to berate businesses that don’t do as the self-righteous

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Topics: paid time off

Advertising: Start Small

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 4/9/19 9:00 AM

I recently watched the Netflix Original Documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened which chronicled the demise of Billy McFarland. The film focused on the failed venture heard around the world, Fyre Festival, and it's an attempt to be a music festival that would rival Coachella. In the end, it

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Topics: advertising

Establish a Corporate Structure First

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 4/2/19 9:00 AM

When you’re a small business with a staff of fewer than ten people, you are much more analogous to a conventional definition of a ‘Team’ than a company with a staff of over 100. With regard to the former, you know the person you can rely on when it comes to performing a specific task, much like

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Topics: Business, small teams

Startup Product Love-Affair

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 3/26/19 9:00 AM

Have you ever fantasized about creating something? Maybe it was a vintage car restoration, re-creating a beautiful sunset in watercolors or even cooking a delicious feast. More often than not, the final product doesn’t do the fantasy justice. What defines us as individuals is how we

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Topics: Business

Drug Testing & Marijuana Legalization

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 3/19/19 10:00 AM

It has long been a common understanding among career-driven individuals that if you intend on building a career, then you’re going to have to pass a drug test or two along the way.

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Topics: Business, In the News

Five Qualities of Effective Leaders

Posted by Braden Norwood on 3/12/19 9:00 AM

The Nature of Leadership

It’s no secret that effective leadership can be a confusing labyrinth to navigate, and often, one might wonder what makes a good leader. But, as with many things, leadership isn’t black and white. In fact, leadership might be comparable to a double-edged sword - it can be extremely positive, or it can cause insurmountable harm to those affected by it.

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Why You Should Prioritize Corporate Wellness

Posted by Janey Branch on 3/5/19 9:00 AM

Workplace stress is being called the health epidemic of the 21st century. A large reason for this is the 24/7 corporate culture that now exists because of how the world is constantly connected. Through emails, and the rise of social media and instant messaging apps, employees are struggling to maintain a healthy work life balance

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Topics: Flexible Work, health, Healthcare, paid time off

Internal Communication - Backbone of Every Business

Posted by Erica Bass on 2/26/19 9:00 AM

The nervous system is an amazing thing. It’s how we think, how we move, how we plan, how we act. These processes should have many parallels with that of a company's internal communication.

Millions of tiny fibers sending bits of information back and forth, from the center to the ends and back. This allows the entire body to be constantly aware of what is happening internally and externally as well as permits the mind to interpret and react appropriately to all stimuli.

Does your organization run like that?

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Topics: communication

Cost Benefit Analysis

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/19/19 9:00 AM

There are multiple ways to make decisions when faced with a critical crossroads. Some of us will shoot from the hip and trust our gut. Others may freeze and fail to even make a decision. Then there are those who will methodically map out the theoretical consequences of each option and go with the one that provides the most value add or, in some cases, does the least amount of damage. This is a Cost-Benefit Analysis.

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Topics: Business, In the News, technology

Automation is a Net-Positive

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/12/19 9:00 AM

We’ve all heard and been warned about the negative effects of job automation. The claim is business automation is having a net negative effect on jobs across the globe - which will eventually lead to the extinction of low-level jobs and significantly high unemployment. Couple that with a generation of baby boomers who aren’t ready to retire and it sounds like a recipe for disaster.

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Topics: productivity

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