Bridging December to March

The holiday crowds went home.  People are starting diets, paying off their credit card debt and focusing on new year’s resolutions.  On top of that, it is cold, icy and gray outside. Welcome to the retail doldrums.  This is when things get cranky.  Business owners are waking up with last year’s hangover.  Maybe their numbers…

Performance Reviews, Our Team and Fruitcake

Year-end brings with it holiday cheer, family, warm feelings and an easy friendliness.  But those who run businesses know that year-end also means closing the financial books, preparing next year’s budget, sizing up unsold inventory and the dreaded annual employee performance reviews. Announcing to the team that it is time to schedule individual meetings for…