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Tips to Help You Hire Successfully (Part 1)

Aug 24, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Is it difficult for you to find and fill positions in your company? Or have you ever wished you had a better way of selecting a candidate who would fit your culture? Here we uncover 4 ways to improve how you hire. 1. Start with your company vision,...
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How to Measure What Matters As a Small Business

Aug 17, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Which scenario fits you? You have a steady stream of work coming into your organization but you’re still not sure if you're ready to hire. Cash flow is low, expenses are up, and you’re not sure why. You gave out bonuses but felt a bit uncertain while...
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An Open Culture By Design

Aug 10, 2017 12:15 PM by Aileron
“If you can’t communicate openly, with candor, how is collaboration even possible?” says Bob Johnston, CEO and chairman of the board of directors for Front Burner, the management company for The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. Bob's learned that there...
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What Are You Most Looking Forward To At #LIFT2017?

Jul 27, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
As a continual learner, you seek ways to constantly learn and grow—ways to grow your people, to grow as an entrepreneur, and ways to advance your business. LIFT offers you another chance for deep learning and practical application of fresh and new...
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True Versus Truth: How Successful Leaders Share Their Weaknesses

Jul 27, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
For years, Wes Gipe, founder of Agil IT, believed that successful leaders were always strong, always knew what to say, and always had all the answers. “As a business owner, and particularly one that hadn't been involved in a lot of other businesses...
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What Business School Isn’t Teaching You

Jul 20, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
We sat down with Ed Baker, author of The Symphony of Profound Knowledge, to talk about the motivation behind writing his latest book, including what he says was the most challenging and rewarding part of the process. See our last post on how Aileron...
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Term Limits For Your Advisory Board: Pros & Cons

Jul 13, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
How do you know when it’s time to add new members to your board? Tony Schroeder, CEO of Choice One Engineering, says it really comes down to how much value a board member is providing you, the business owner. (Tony is also a Business Advisor at Aileron
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How Can Employee Turnover Return Positive Results?

Jul 06, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Every business owner has something that’s kept them up at night. For Bernard Dalichau, President of Lavender Home Care Solutions, it was the thought of losing his employees. “I put so much effort into hiring them, and I put so much effort into...
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