Three Easy Steps To Retaining Your Best Clients

We all have those clients we consider our best or maybe even favorite. They are easy to work with, transparent about details and probably personable. But that doesn’t mean they’re loyal. Chances are, if they’re a great client for you, they’ll also be a great client for your competition. Landing new clients is an ongoing effort, but retaining your existing clients is equally important. Here are three easy steps to building strong customer loyalty. Business Checkup Ask your clients for a meeting to perform a business checkup. These can be conducted seasonally, annually or quarterly. A business checkup will give
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Staying Motivated When Work Gets Tough

Not every day in the office is a walk in the park. Even if you normally love what you do, sometimes work can get you down. When your day starts without coffee, the traffic is bad, you’re behind on work or others at work are sharing their own stress, it can be surprisingly challenging to stay positive and productive. Often during bad days, even your own mind turns against you and it’s easy to start not just feeling bad about the day, but also feeling bad about yourself. On these days more than any other, it’s important to never give
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Managing Employees: Four Benefits of Finding the Right Fit

Finding candidates with the right temperament, skills and passion for your business isn’t easy, and compensation constraints can sometimes preclude the most talented applicants. However, you can save money over the long run by finding the right fit for your office. There are specific monetary and qualitative benefits by opting to pay more for qualified employees.  Faster Production Cycle Times Qualified candidates by definition know what they’re doing, which can increase your productive capacity without expanding your workforce. There are all kinds of monetary benefits associated with the fast and efficient cycle times qualified workers can deliver. You can reduce
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Help Employees to Be Less Stressed

There are a number of reasons why employees can become stressed, including workload, lack of control over the process of decision making, inefficient time management, uncertain performance expectations, and a failure to take holidays or set clear boundaries between work and home. Management can assist their employees to deal with stress in a number of ways. One of the most important things managers can do is simply to pay attention to staff members and see if they seem agitated, anxious or overwhelmed, and if there have been any changes in their overall behavior and demeanor. If an employee seems continually
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