Rick Slark

What Does Your Auto Mechanic and a Business Consultant Have in Common?

“What exactly do you do?”Have you ever wondered what a business consultant actually does? A business consultant is a mechanic for your business! That’s right, let me explain.There a two reasons car owners take their vehicles to a mechanic. One, the car is experiencing a problem, and the second is for routine maintenance. Now imagine …

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12 Signs Your Employee is Preparing to Quit

Manager’s most challenging role is appropriately dealing with their employees and teams. The stress of remote working, anxiety over layoffs, and burnout have made human resources more challenging than ever. Harvard Business Review recently released the following 12 core pre-quitting behaviors across a wide range of jobs, industries, and geographies. 1. A decrease in work …

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4 keys to business planning success during the pandemic.

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!” “Look! Up in the sky!” “It’s a bird!” “It’s a plane!” “It’s change during the pandemic!” Everything is changing! No one questions that. So, with this rapid speed of change, some small business owners are asking …

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3 Reasons Every Customer is Crucial To Your Business

Customers are the lifeblood of any small business! But, of course, every owner knows that. Don’t be so sure. My consulting experience reveals a percentage of small businesses treat the customer as a bother. Their motto is “Business would be awesome if it weren’t for the customer.” A business with this culture is easily spotted …

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