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June 2018

Digging deeper with behavioral and situational interview questions

Last month we explored the early parts of the interview process—the questions for the first (preferably phone) interview that help you understand a candidate’s...

Changing joint employer standard creates confusion for businesses

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) standard regarding what constitutes a joint employment relationship between two organizations has changed several times in recent months,...

Why do deals fall apart?

Acquisitions do not get completed due to concerns originating from two general sources: From the seller’s point of view, the business owner can be...
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What will the federal reserve do if…?

The purpose of this spotlight is to flag one of the potential spoilers for the housing recovery over the next few years: above-trend economic...

Lead the way you would want to be led

In the movie, “The American President,” Michael J. Foxx’s character implores the President, played by Michael Douglas, to take a public stand and address...

Educate customers on the cost of treated lumber

I want to talk about something that happens at our store all the time, and I bet it happens at yours too. It plays...

From product peddler to sales concierge

Part 1• From product peddler to sales concierge, Part II• From product peddler to sales concierge, Part IIIA funny thing happened on the way...

Beware of copouts that stifle profits

Avoid denial. Managers who expect to grow and prosper must look at their businesses as objectively as would an outside analyst, so beware of...
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Product Picks: June 2018

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here's our pick of the ones to watch.Sherwin-Williams Cool Feel colors Sherwin-Williams has introduced new Cool Feel...

Succession planning insights – Part II

Part 2 • Succession planning insights Part I • Succession planning insights Part III Expensive (and common) mistakes with life insurance. Almost all successful business owners have acquired...

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