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SBA’s new policies promise rural industry growth

Following several policy changes, the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s programs supported 658,000 American families in 2018, and its new online Lender Match feature has accrued 3 million hits and made over 168,000 connections between lenders and borrowers. (more…)

The Right Match: Merger brings powerhouse law firms together

Lawyers spend their careers helping clients grow businesses and navigate hurdles along the way. Some firms are so focused on clients that they don’t always stop to strategize their own business future.

That’s why it caught some by surprise this fall when two heavy hitters — Rouse Frets Gentile Rhodes LLC and White Goss PC — decided to stop competing against one another. They joined forces instead to expand their local, state and national reach. (more…)

Out of the Blue: Leading People through Unexpected Situations

Air travel during the best of times can be a drag– but it was especially challenging before Hurricane Michael made landfall. 

I recently endured a long, drawn-out delay at an airport in the southeast as the weather put both outbound and inbound flights into a tailspin. (more…)

Vision Quest: Engaging Your Team in a Big Idea

“How can I get my team to engage in implementing a new idea?”

One of my clients asked that question in frustration recently. He had identified a concept that had revenue-generating, scalable potential, but his excitement wasn’t matched by his team. (more…)

Would you consider a shorter workweek?

“Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is home because she figured out a faster way.” — Jason Fried

It’s no surprise that the world is changing. Is it time to start thinking about how we collectively labor? It’s extremely difficult to find great new employees, it’s becoming harder to keep them, and employee engagement continues to be very low (less than 20 percent from a global perspective, according to Gallup). (more…)


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