Hiring Seasonal Staff

I read recently in my Oregon Stater magazine about an organization at the University that works to impress upon students the importance of gaining skills wherever they are. They were hearing students comment flippantly about their coffee shop jobs (and the like). Comments about their jobs were that they were…

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Are You Using Your Website as a Crutch?

Online tools like your website (or Instagram, Pinterest, FB, etc.) are amazing! They work for you 24/7. It’s a waste of resources if we don’t use them to their fullest measure. They helps make our lives easier and allows our customer to obtain the information they want, when they want…

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Story Time: Truth

True Story: Visiting with a friend the other day who decided to go to Dutch Bros to check out their coffee. So many of his clients rave about it that he wanted to see what the fuss was all about. “Immediately when I drove up, I got it. There’s music…

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Hiring: Step Three

Now that you’ve brainstormed a list of ‘jobs’, decided what to hire for, Step One, and created the job description, Step Two, done some interviewing and hired, now what to do with this person to help them (and your business) be successful? It’s time to step in and do some…

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Hiring: Part One

So, your business is growing? Are you beginning to feel a bit maxed out for time? Wanting to regain some semblance of a life outside of work? Maybe it snuck up on you – how busy you are. It did me, it crept right in. Riding the first wave of…

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5 Entrepreneurial Myths

You’re looking at your friend and their business. Everything seems so shiny and wonderful! You are contemplating starting your own gig. What’s it really like behind the scenes? Here are a few myths – debunked for you. Build it and they will come. Meh, sort of. Yes, you need to…

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