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Boosting Diversity in Your Recruitment Efforts

Here are suggestions on how you can redesign your past recruitment practices to make better and more inclusive decisions about future new hires (courtesy of The Alternative Board)

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Small Business Challenges in Fostering Customer Engagement

What is involved in customer engagement and what are small business owners and leaders are doing to foster it?

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If You’re Thinking About Selling Your Business – It’s a Seller’s Market!

According to a panel of experts, the current market is prime for selling your business.  What does a buyer look for?

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Business Owners – Can Your Business Run Without You?

I bet most of us would honestly answer, “No but I sure wish it were true!”  Here are some steps you can take to get you there:

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Frequently Played Roles in Small Group Communication

Any time people get together for a meeting they act in roles that may or may not be beneficial to the intended outcomes.  Here are some insights into what you may expect at your next meeting.

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Financing Strategies for Small Business Owners

TAB’s recent survey unveils how small business owners approach financial strategies for their businesses

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Cloud Computing Insights

Wonder what business owners think about cloud computing? Click the link below to see TAB’s business owner survey of cloud computing use. Cloud_Computing_Insights_US Access the full report

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Healthy Organizations – An Organization Development Perspective

By Mark Komen, President, Kodyne, Inc. So is there such a thing as a “healthy organization?” Some might consider their reply to this question in terms of financial measures, perhaps based on revenue, funding, profitability, cash flow and a balance sheet with favorable ratios.  Others might point to a mature and extensive customer or client base with lots of repeat business and a large backlog of orders to process.  Both of these are certainly valid perspectives. I would like to consider this from an organization development…

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Beware of Benchmarking!

By Mark Komen, President.  Kodyne, Inc. If there was ever a business quicksand pit, it would be the practice of benchmarking.  Benchmarking, as a business practice, came into prominence in the 1980s as organizations strived to find ways to improve themselves.  A worthy exercise at its basic level, benchmarking is the process of comparing how your company or organization does things with how others do things.  In particular, those companies or organizations perceived as industry leaders.  Now this in and of itself isn’t so bad.  There…

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Do I Need Coaching or Consulting?

By Mark Komen, President.  Kodyne, Inc. Are coaches, “consultants?”  Are consultants, “coaches?”  Can someone do both?  To address these questions, I look at coaching and consulting as activities not labels describing professional practices. Yes, coaches can be consultants and vice versa but these are distinctly different approaches to addressing client needs using skill sets that are very different from each other. So what’s the difference between coaching and consulting?  My short answers: Coaching is about exploring…

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Mark’s Monthly TAB Meeting Calendar

Strategic Board – 2nd Wednesday of the month
Strategic Board – 3rd Wednesday
Entrepreneur Board – 3rd Tuesday

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