Category: July 2021

July 2021

The Essentials for Bidding on Contracts

Providing all the information required in a bid process to win new business contracts can be daunting and time consuming. In addition, within restrictive bid formats, it can be frustrating trying to describe the full range of benefits your company offers. To make the bidding process a little smoother for you, here are some best practices learned from dozens of successful bids my company has submitted, starting with the three…

July 2021

Q&A with Laura Schmidt

Laura Schmidt is owner and chief positive person at notes to self socks in Prairie Village, Kansas. With her feet propped up on the dash during a road trip in 2011, she had the idea of putting positive words of affirmation on the toes and bottoms of socks. Today, Schmidt and her team are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the business after a decade of exponential growth. Socks made by…

July 2021, Human Resources

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

The struggle to find quality workers who stay past the first week is real. More businesses than ever before are seeing an increase in turnover. In hospitality industries, turnover rates are at 5.6%, an all-time high and the highest rate across all business sectors. It’s time to diversify what you can offer employees when it comes to retaining and attracting top talent. Our team of recruitment experts has found that,…

July 2021, Community Spotlight

Cherry Co. for the Win

Playing catcher in softball is not for the faint of heart. There’s the mask and other protective gear. The heat and the physical toll of crouching behind the plate inning after inning. And let’s not forget the critical job of catching every ball thrown at you even as opposing players swing metal bats inches from your face. None of that stopped Thalia Cherry when her college softball coach asked her…

July 2021, Management

Decision Making Without the Guesswork

Many business leaders use two general approaches when faced with making a decision. The first is the proverbial “gut feel,” that sixth sense or inner voice that provides deep insights while you stare out over the void of indecision. Not quite a mysterious energy field that binds the galaxy together, but their annual convention is not far away. This approach may also be called “bold” and “decisive” — implying decisions…