All posts by Cornell Meyer

It’s Time To Get Back To Accountability At Work

2022 has been a year of transition. The last two years saw changes in the business world and the workplace from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we finish 2022 and look ahead to 2023, business owners should focus on bringing employee accountability back to the office.  Social distancing measures meant many companies sent […]

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The True Cost of Small Business Employee Theft

Internal theft is reported to cost businesses around $50 billion annually. The simple fact is that your small business can’t fall into that pool of statistics and still maintain a healthy profit margin. It’s also a mistake to think that employee theft is limited to businesses or retailers that sell physical inventory. There are several […]

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How Small Business Owners Can Retain Employees During Inflation

As 2022 winds down to the fourth fiscal quarter, many small business owners tell us they cannot remember when finding and retaining quality employees was so challenging. As 2021 wound down and this year started, it seemed all we were talking about was the Great Resignation and employees jumping ship for the “greener pastures” of […]

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Business Valuation Guide

When was the last time someone asked you how much your business is worth? Have you ever had a business valuation performed? Would you even be able to quantify its value if someone put you on the spot? The truth is that many small business owners don’t know how much their business is worth until […]

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Smart Business Moves: Heading Back to In-Office Work

With the announcement he is requiring all employees back to resume in-office work, Elon Musk weighed in on a polarizing topic now being discussed in boardrooms, headquarters, and small businesses worldwide. The truth of the matter is there is no one-size-fits-all answer for business owners and managers who are facing this predicament. On the one hand, the […]

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Small Business Culture and Success: Making the Connection

The thing about business culture is that it’s so hard to define – there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and each strategy is as unique as the business it belongs to. It’s challenging for small business owners with a small staff to know where to start building a culture that breeds success. Ultimately, taking that first step […]

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Cost of Hanging on to Toxic Employees

The Real Cost of Hanging on to Toxic Employees

Cost of Hanging on to Toxic Employees. Nearly everyone has worked at a company with a toxic employee (If you haven’t, count yourself lucky). Even businesses that are lauded as being a “Best Place to Work” can run into problems by hiring a bad apple. Toxicity can range from bullying to sexual harassment to workplace […]

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How Your Emotional Intelligence Can Impact Your Business

Have you mastered the art of getting to the point? It’s a sure sign that you’re working on your emotional intelligence as a business leader, something that’s been the topic of our conversations during this month’s client coaching sessions.  Consider three common challenges that entrepreneurs face: Lack of clear goals and objectives, hyperfocus on their […]

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How to Retain Talent In a Hot Job Market

With an ongoing pandemic and swelling numbers of white-collar employees resigning for greener pastures, the conversation continues among our peer group members: What will it take to retain talent and pay them fairly? In reviewing a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, I noted that inflation is at its highest rate in nearly 40 […]

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Influencing Company Culture by Building Self-Understanding

By now, the world knows the story of the dot-com CEO who fired 900 employees on a Zoom call. There’s no arguing this was a decidedly bad business move, and owners and leaders of businesses of all sizes need to understand why. The CEO in question is Vishal Garg of online mortgage originator Better.com, and […]

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