Month in Review: September 2019
Our Mind Your Business writers provided a lot of valuable business advice this month. Read on to see what you might have missed from our experts in September.
Our Mind Your Business experts are proud to bring you regular guidance on various aspects of running a business—here’s a roundup of what was explored in September. And, be sure to scroll to the bottom for your chance to learn from and talk with other small business owners in COSE’s peer-to-peer program.
What if Your Business Isn’t the Right Choice?
There may be times when you can’t be as fast or as good or as inexpensive as the prospective client requests. You can't win 'em all, of course. In the September edition in our series answering sales-related questions, we presented five options to consider when your business isn't the most obvious choice for a prospective project.
And, after you finish reading what to do when you are not the best choice, take a look at the follow-up article on next steps to take when you are the best choice.
Why Employee Motivation Matters More in a Small Business
Understanding what employees want and ensuring they are happy and productive goes a long way to retaining them, and is invaluable to your business. Here are some ways you can make your workers good, long-term employees.
Why Should I Care About the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration?
You might have wondered this very thing. It's a good question--and if your small business offers a retirement plan, healthcare or other benefits, read on for the answer.
Join COSE's Peer-to-Peer Program
Are you looking for a peer group or “forum” for sharing highs and lows as a small business owner--with the ability to discuss business and personal issues outside of the office? Would you like to bounce your ideas, strategies, and approach off another entrepreneur?
Please consider joining COSE’s Peer-to-Peer pilot program, which will bring COSE members together to form small groups to do just that. Peer-to-Peer groups will be led and facilitated by COSE Board Members Tim Opsitnick, Alex Gertsburg, and Taylor Evans. All content and topics discussed will be created by the group itself. All we ask is that you show up, share, and commit. Discussion will be confidential.
Interested? Please email Jason Guyer and we’ll reach out with information as we get closer to launch.
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