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Why do companies search for the most qualified and experienced candidates? It is because they know that employees are the key to a successful business. While business owners often take on important tasks, make difficult decisions, and ultimately sign the paychecks, it is employees who truly maintain a company on a day-to-day basis.

 

Why Employees are Essential to Growth

As a business owner, you may feel the need to do everything yourself to ensure that it is done correctly. At the end of the day, however, taking on every task alone will be overwhelming, time-consuming, and maybe even straight up impossible. If you ever plan on expanding, taking on more clients, or becoming a well-known brand, you will eventually need to delegate tasks to employees.

 

Many companies, such as Apple, may have started out small, but as their products gained popularity, it became increasingly necessary to hire help. Without the dedication of these employees, Apple may not have reached the global success that it enjoys today. So, unless you want to remain like the Apple of 1976 (three friends in a garage), you may need to take on some employees (of which Apple currently has about 80,000). Read More Why Your Employees are the Key To Your Growth

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Walmart-PR-Crisis
It seems like every time I walk into Wal-Mart I get pissed off. Well let me backtrack, maybe such deep resentment is reserved for the Wal-Mart near my home. If I made a little more money I would exclusively shop at Publix , because my experiences at this Wal-Mart are frustrating and unbearable. And my sentiment seems to be shared with the majority of Wal-Mart’s current and growing number of former customers. Read More Do Not Follow the Wal-Mart Formula

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lazy
Have you been trying so hard to accomplish something but it seems like nothing that you do works? Stop and think about it for a minute, have you really done everything in your own power to become successful? Most likely you attribute procrastination and the fiddling of your thumbs to hard work. You talk to a few people and put together a few documents thinking you are putting in a substantial effort of work. If you think I am speaking too harsh, do not be so sensitive. I had to have the same real conversation with myself. Read More Why You Fail to Succeed

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superbowl

The Super Bowl is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event in American sports. Athletes dream of one day competing in and winning the Super Bowl, cities rejoice at the opportunity to host the Super Bowl and companies spend big money to be promoted during the Super Bowl. Besides being an exhibition of the 2 best teams in the National Football League, it is a huge money generator. The Super Bowl is an event were the best of the best want to participate within and around it and have the opportunity to be associated with the brand. Besides money though the Super Bowl is about football right? So, what does it take for a person/ team to become of Super Bowl caliber? Read More Are You Super Bowl Caliber?

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potential
Nearly all of us say that we want to be the best that we can be and achieve great things. In reality though, the majority of us rarely do so. It is said that you can do whatever you want to do as long as you put your mind to it; the problem is that such a statement seems like wishful thinking when most try to apply the notion. Just as it is said we all have the potential to be great but can that opinion be truthful for all of us? Read More Are You Living Up to Your Potential?

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al vs nd

Alabama had a pretty large margin of winning based on early predictions prior to their National Championship Game. The “Fighting Irish” of Notre Dame though wanted to prove they had a fighting chance against their heavily favored opponent. In the end they failed miserably and the outcome further proved Alabama’s dominance. How did Notre Dame allow such a crushing defeat, when they wanted so bad to prove they were no overly matched underdog and up for the challenge? Read More Succumbing to the Challenge: Are You Notre Dame vs. Alabama

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value

The marketplace in which many businesses operate within has become fiercely competitive due to the decreased consumption patterns of consumers. As consumers become more hesitant about how their money is spent businesses likewise mimic the same behavioral patterns. The problem with this though is that businesses cannot operate in this manner because it does not resonate well with consumers. As a business you operate in order to make a profit; consumers consume in order to satisfy specific needs and wants. If consumers feel that they are being given low quality products and services they transition their consuming patterns elsewhere. Businesses on the other hand cannot just reposition their consumer base instantly without suffering numerous setbacks which can be very costly. This means that businesses must truly create value for their consumers especially during these challenging times in order to remain competitive amongst the varying options competitors present to consumers. Read More Creating Value For Your Consumers

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