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Scott Miker

Reading up on Innovation and Execution: 2 Books to Know

Scott Miker |

For the past few years, I have worked quite a bit with startup businesses and businesses in the early stages that are looking to grow. While small business owners all want to grow their business, they often get frustrated when they realize the challenges around innovation. How do you come up with an innovative idea?  Mort importantly, how do you execute on that idea?

Mind Your Business

Build Your Team: How to Get Everyone Pulling in the Same Direction

Terri Kevany |

Culture plays a huge role in the success or failure of a business. As we ring in the New Year, now is the perfect time to take a good look at your business and make changes to ensure you are cultivating a culture that engages employees and ensures they are committed to the goals and growth of the business in 2016. 

No matter the size, businesses develop cultures over time and those beliefs and behaviors become ingrained in the workplace. A company’s culture is influenced by many factors, including the style of leadership, employee mindset, motivational factors, and opportunities for advancement, recognition, and interaction. With all these dynamics at work, it is vital to make certain your employees are engaged and committed to the mission of the organization.

Patrick Antos
Technology News

Do companies understand the cost of losing their employees? ERC Leadership training can help fix that.

Patrick Antos |

Do companies really know what it costs them to hire a new IT employee? How does that compare to the price of retaining an existing team member? Many companies shy away from the idea of implementing a formal retention plan because they fear it will cost too much and take too much effort, but could that tedious and sometimes costly process really save the company time and money in the long run?

Spotlight

How to Build Your Brand and Engage with Customers

Carol Staiger, VANTAGE POINT Enterprises | COSE Expert |

COSE recently reached out to members of its Expert Network to address questions related to his or her field. Featured today is Carol Staiger, business coach and marketing consultant with  Vantage Point Enterprises.