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Better Your Business With a Blog

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2015 / Comments Off on Better Your Business With a Blog

Blogging is a big buzzword these days, and there’s good reason for that. In this era of social networking, there is power in those posts. But here’s the caveat. Your blog is only as good as the quality of the articles. Here are five reasons you need a professional blog for your business. Your blog…

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5 Ways Good Managers Prevent Employee Check-out

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2015 / Comments Off on 5 Ways Good Managers Prevent Employee Check-out

Experienced managers know what to look for in a poor employee or one who may be looking for a new job — showing up late, not meeting deadlines, a poor attitude, wasting time. But what about those who have mentally checked out but choose to stay? They may not be as easy to spot and…

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9 Things That Will Help You Beat Your Competitors

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2015 / Comments Off on 9 Things That Will Help You Beat Your Competitors

If you even take a quick glance at a computer screen, your eyes are bombarded with sidebar ads, pop-up ads, targeted ads. Customers have choices, and there are so many businesses out there competing for the same customers. How will you stand out from the crowd and earn their business? Here are a few ways…

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The Myth of Work-Life Balance

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2015 / Comments Off on The Myth of Work-Life Balance

You’ve got a business.  You work it like you mean it.  And like a majority of business owners, you think that means working twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  You believe work-life balance is the title of some story told to naive college students.  There’s no way you can have it all, right? …

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Four Professional Resolutions You Should Be Making

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / Comments Off on Four Professional Resolutions You Should Be Making

We know.  The title is a bit pushy, especially since it’s not the new year yet, but that’s how much we believe in making meaningful resolutions.  Doing so could impact that little difference in how successful you are in the months to come.  Some of these resolutions will sound familiar.  Some will be brand new. …

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Organize Your Calendar, Organize Your Life

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / Comments Off on Organize Your Calendar, Organize Your Life

Whether you use your phone, your Blackberry, other electronic device or good old paper and pen, as a business owner, your calendar is crucial. But not all who run small businesses have the luxury of having administrative assistance. If this describes you, then you are in the right place. Read on to find out how…

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It’s Not about Turkey or Ham

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / Comments Off on It’s Not about Turkey or Ham

“I’m utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude.” – Geoffrey James, Inc. Gratitude. It’s popular around this time of year. It has also become part of pop-psychology. Thousands of books and speakers are touting an attitude of gratitude as the best way to approach…

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Motivation: What is it, and where can I get some?

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / Comments Off on Motivation: What is it, and where can I get some?

It’s something we all need in life and in business: motivation. Motivation is what gets us up in the morning and moves us along. It’s the energy encouraging us to grow, produce, take action and improve. As professionals, we require motivation to expand our scope of knowledge and our businesses, as well as our profit.…

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It’s time to grow your business. Start now!

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / Comments Off on It’s time to grow your business. Start now!

By Katherine Gotthardt You launched your business. You’ve worked hard, and you are doing well. You have confidence that your client base will continue to be steady or even grow. But now what? What steps should you take to get to the next level? Here are some ideas whose time might have come. Expand your…

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Five Reasons Your Company Needs Solid Job Descriptions

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / 0 Comments

In a previous article, you might have read how much goes into a solid job description, and now you might be thinking, “Do I really have to write one of those??” The answer is, yes. While it’s an often loathed assignment, writing the job description is crucial to hiring and managing. Many managers prefer to…

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When is it okay? Living the Writer’s Life

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / 0 Comments

I wrote the draft of a poem. In it I ask, “When is it okay to wake me up this way?” I’ll give away the punchline. The piece is about my dog who paws me with her clawed feet, sits on my chest and licks my mouth trying to wake me up so I will…

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Five Steps to Holding More Effective Meetings

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / Comments Off on Five Steps to Holding More Effective Meetings

By Stephen Trask, MT, and Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed. The assertion is that face- to-face meetings are no longer relevant or needed, given the number of communication technologies available. Email is used to exchange basic ideas, conference calls and Skype are used for audio exchanges and video conference is used to get small and large groups…

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How to Retain Clients…and Be a Better Person

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / 0 Comments

I love my networking group. I always leave with something to think about and so much to write about, I can’t possibly keep up.  But I’ve carved out some time today because the question posed this morning by our leader, Peggie Arvidson, was an important one: how do you retain clients? Now, this networking group…

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Why I’d Hire Me

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / 0 Comments

It’s not that I’m vain.  It’s that I love my clients and want what’s best for their success.  And sometimes that means referring them to other professionals. Case in point.  My client wanted to upgrade his website.  We had used a WordPress template that looked good and worked efficiently.  But to expand the site, I…

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