Business

The Human Resource: When to investigation

An employee arrives at your office and asks to speak with you. You agree and they tell you a story of alleged harassment, inappropriate behavior by their supervisor, and finish by indicating they don’t want you to do anything, but they needed to get the information of their chest, they do not want to get anyone in trouble. Sound familiar? This is all too common a ...

 
 

Boost Your Business: Using MeetUps

Anyone who goes online knows there is a lot of advice telling entrepreneurs to use in-person networking to build their businesses. But, in many cases, owners don’t see the necessity or they think they can just use social media, or they do not want to pay to join a networking organization. The truth is we are a society of doing business with those we know and trust. ...

 

The Human Resource: Obstacles to accountability

Did you know that in many organizations the lack of accountability is something that grows and festers because of pleasantries and cordial interactions with members of your workforce? Another contributing factor is the allocation of tasks, responsibilities, and expectations on an employee that is well beyond their capabilities. Over time, the employee is not provided ...

 

Boost Your Business: The perfect product launch

You’ve spent thousands of hours bringing a new product to fruition. You’ve invested energy and significant financial resources in multiple development cycles, and you’ve worked through prototypes that almost worked, could have worked, and were almost good enough. Finally, you are ready to go with a product that you are proud of and it is time to press the button on ...

 

Freddy’s ready to serve

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is now open in Birmingham Township. The restaurant on Route 202 and Old Wilmington Pike, across from Penn Oaks Golf Club, opened its doors officially with a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today. Franchise owner Steve DiMarco also has the franchise for the Freddy’s in Broomall, which was the first in the area. He said the meat ...

 

The Human Resource: The irreplaceable employee

Over the years of working with various management teams, I have heard time and time again about how this employee or that employee is irreplaceable. Each leader identifies with one key employee above all others they believe is a keystone to the success of the business, or a functional area, or a department, or a team. Employees often strive to become this ...

 

Reiner updates CFBA

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner gave members of the Chadds Ford Business Association a brief update on several township matters during the CFBA’s April meeting yesterday. The meeting in the Chadds Ford Township municipal building is the only morning session the business organization has and typically comes the morning after a ...

 

Freddy’s to open this month

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is about to open on Route 202 at Old Wilmington Pike across from Penn Oaks Drive, in Birmingham Township. The projected opening, according to franchisee Vince DiMarco, is April 18. Birmingham supervisors gave final approval for the plan in September. That plan included tearing down a former gas station at the site, which is ...

 

Brandywine Coach Works earns recognition

Brandywine Coach Works of Chadds Ford has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications. In achieving their certification, Brandywine Coach ...

 

The Human Resource: Recruitment guidance

Inclusive or Exclusive – That is the Question Over the years and during many presentations, workshops, and trainings, I have been surprised to hear business owners speak about the recruitment process in a way that contradicts the core purpose of the activity. The comments often indicate that the goal of the interview process is to find the best candidate and hire ...

 

Boost Your Business: Staying in the flow

In business meetings and networking events, sales meetings and company interactions, as in any conversation, there is a current or flow. If you can’t recognize the current in the conversation, it is difficult to follow its flow. Because not every conversation is planned or prepared, sometimes the current of the conversation will take you places that you never thought ...