• Do you insist staff members work as a team?

    20 Sep 2019 | 12:00 am

    The Apostle Paul wrote, "Reject a factious man after the first and second warning" (Titus 3:10 NASB). Teamwork and harmony are key to business success. When an employee demonstrates a contentious spirit and torpedoes team work by causing unreasonable staff[…]

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Apr 04
2006

Five Keys for Closing Sales

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Successful selling is the lifeblood of any business. Every salesperson and business owner wants to close as many sales as possible. By developing five key habits, you can dramatically improve your closure rate.

Mar 13
2006

Establishing Personal Conduct Standards for Employees on the Job?

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Many organizations establish on-the-job conduct guidelines for their employees, and some companies enforce these standards even when employees are off the job. The key is to determine which guidelines should apply, clearly communicate those guidelines to your staff, and make sure that enforcement is consistent.

Mar 10
2006

Business Change in Turbulent Times

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Business leaders focus a lot of energy on the future, looking forward and planning accordingly. However, Scripture tells us that the future is at best unpredictable. King Solomon writes, "Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth" (Proverbs 27:1, NIV), and James writes, "How do you know what will happen tomorrow?" (James 4:14, NLT).

Mar 07
2006

Careful Buying of Equipment Will Help Your Business

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When starting up a new business, or making a large capital investment, carefully determine your actual needs before placing an order. The apostle Paul wrote, "My God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19, NASB), but often we confuse our wants and desires with true needs, a mistake that can sink a business, regardless of how long it's been around.

Mar 04
2006

Succession Planning: A Key to a Long-Term Legacy

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The sudden death of McDonald's CEO Jim Cantalupo, and the naming of his successor within six hours, underscores that every business, large or small, must have a plan in place for the retirement or death of the leader. Ideally, a business' succession plan will allow the company to run smoothly in the event of the leader's unexpected departure. In most cases, that is far easier said than done.