By: Leandra | September 09, 2020

Two Women Talking

Hiring what seems to be the perfect new employee doesn’t mean they’ll automatically have an amazing experience at your business. Even if they raved about how impressed they were with you, the other interviewers, and your business, your first impression isn’t over. There’s also the first impression they’ll form of actually being an employee rather than an outsider meeting with you.


This means your onboarding process needs to be smooth, informative, friendly, welcoming -- overall as conducive as possible to amping up their enthusiasm to stick around. Hiring an employee costs quite a bit and losing them does too, so it’s best to invest in whatever you can to reduce employee churn. This can include implementing certain procedures and using the r...

By: Leandra | September 03, 2020

Man and Woman at an Interview

By: Christina Nguyen


If your business is fortunate enough to be growing at this time, you might be hiring some new faces to join your team. Hiring can be a daunting process, as interviews can be nerve-wracking. After all, the candidates are interviewing you as much as you’re interviewing them.


Across all roles, the right or wrong hire can make a significant difference to your business, with the impact depending on their role and actions. The presence and influence of the right or wrong person can also affect employee morale, so you’ll have to consider their internal impact as well.


The hiring process isn’t something everyone succeeds at right away. Just like working a job, you learn the dos and don’ts from experience. From our experiences, h...

By: Leandra | August 28, 2020

Man Working in a Small Business Office

By: Christina Nguyen


No matter how savvy you are at entrepreneurship, there will always be challenges along the way. If you’ve been following our blog, we’ve been helping our clients overcome several challenges relating to handling the current pandemic while keeping their employees safe and effectively communicating.


The pandemic hasn’t been the only challenge our clients have overcome. As advisors to startup businesses, we know that being small can pose its own unique challenges to a wide variety of industries. Fortunately, our years of experience have told us to not give up on finding solutions. 


Here are some common challenges our small business clients have faced and tips for how they can be overcome:


1. Employees wearing many ha...

By: Leandra | August 19, 2020

Women Writing on a Board

By: Christina Nguyen


If you’ve decided to reopen your office, we hope you’re doing so in a safe and considerate way! You can head on over to our previous blog post about how to reopen safely to see some helpful suggestions for getting started.


With the economy slightly opening up again, businesses have found themselves rehiring former employees to cater to increased demands. However, rehiring former employees isn’t always as simple as it sounds. Many businesses are adapting to a “new normal”, which means the duties of the same employees aren’t exactly the same as pre-Covid times. Social dynamics may have changed to account for social distancing. Sales and marketing may have adapted to reflect new habits. 


Keeping your employees safe, he...

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