Commit to Moving Forward

Blogger — Karen J. Gregory Let me first say, “I love what I do”.  I really do.  I meet all kinds of interesting people and love working with those who have a passion for making things happen.  Those that have a passion and desire to succeed.  They can move mountains…well, at least they believe they…

Stop Being So Boring!

Guest Blogger, Angelique Rewers There’s an interesting thing that happens when many small business owners expand their target market beyond other small business owners to also focus on selling their expertise to higher-paying companies: They suddenly lose all personality.  Actually, it’s worse than that. They become a painful bore.  Or at least that’s what you would believe if you…

Are You Ready For an Alignment?

Blogger — HRSS Consulting Group President, Karen J. Gregory HR strategy is so much more than employee satisfaction and benefits.  It is about business growth, increasing employee performance, and controlling costs. The bottom line is that it’s all about business results.  When HR managers identify the real goals of the organization and how the organization will utilize its…

Why We Pay $5 for a Cup of Coffee

Guest Blogger, Barbara Widerman Branding… quite possibly the most important aspect for any successful small or large business. Without a brand identity, no one would know who you are. Think of it as the “face and personality” of your business. When you think of Target, you think of a red bulls eye and a chic, value…

Stop Talking, Start Doing

Blogger — HRSS Consulting Group President, Karen J. Gregory Ok.  I know the title of this blog post sounds a bit direct and in your face.  Well honestly, it’s meant to.  As we move into the new year with our New Year’s Resolutions and our business goals for 2014 all nicely laid out, it hits me…

3 Tips for Easy Networking

Blogger — HRSS Consulting Group President, Karen J. Gregory Earlier this week we hosted our first Training & Speed Networking Workshop for small business owners (SBOs) in our local area.  Based on continued feedback from our coaching clients, we felt there was a need to focus on how to make networking easier for those that…well, there’s…

Networking Nightmare

Blogger — HRSS Operations Director, Dawn Partlow When it comes down to it, if I even think about NETWORKING I feel uncomfortable, self-serving, or a bit nervous and anxious.  That little devil in our head can cause us so much strife.  It’s unreal!  If I let my nerves take over, I can turn networking into…