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Advice, Tips and Resources For You

Why all businesses should embrace sustainability

By Knut Haanaes and Natalia Olynec, May 9th 2022

Paying attention to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues is becoming increasingly critical for all companies across all industries. In the latest McKinsey Global Survey, 83% of C-suite executives and investment professionals believe that ESG programs will generate more shareholder value in five years’ time than they do today. And in Accenture’s research on responsible leadership, companies with high ratings for ESG performance enjoyed average operating margins 3.7 times higher than those of lower ESG performers.

How to Hire for Your Business

Skye Schooley, Business News Daily, 2022

  • Hiring from the top is smart, then expanding your team when your resources allow.

  • Strengthening your business’s internal and external relationships should be a major focus when you’re hiring for startup roles.

  • Keep your company culture in mind when filling startup positions.

  • This article is for new business owners who are looking to expand their team.

How To Adapt And Thrive In A Changing Business Environment

Plan ahead when it comes to hiring.
“Most of the people in my organization I've known for at least 10 years. They're some of the most talented people I've ever met in my life. When I met them, I knew I wanted them to be a part of my business,” says Stobbs, who had a vision for what he wanted his team to look like before he even hired his first employee. He advises entrepreneurs to take note of the people they meet and think about how they might fit in with the business’ long-term vision. If you think that you might want to bring someone onto your team as some point in the future, make it a point to tell them that, as well as why. Keep in touch periodically to keep the relationship going so when you’re ready to make them an offer it won’t be completely out of the blue.

5 Ingredients for a Successful Work Environment

By Adam Witty,  Entrepreneur, March 17, 2017

As the founder and CEO of a company that has grown from its modest beginnings in my spare bedroom at home to a successful business with more than 50 employees in two states -- a company named one of South Carolina's "Best Places to Work" three years running -- I have a surprisingly simple philosophy of business:

Happy employees take care of their customers. And happy customers who are well taken care of refer new clients, pay their bills and contribute to the profitable growth of the company.

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