Business

The Human Resource: Building a strong culture, part II

If you’re a leader reading this, perform a self-check as to who you surround yourself with at your firm, and who you listen to for guidance and advice. If your answer doesn't include all your management team, you may have a culture problem and you may be the cause. If you don't have a leadership team because of your actions and behaviors, you are doing your firm a ...

 
 

Boost Your Business: Benefits of a one-stop shop

The concept of being a one-stop shop is one that has long been considered by companies of all sizes. There are always pros and cons to any change, however, there are different ways one can set about being all-inclusive. A lot of this depends upon your business. Keep in mind that you do not want to stray too far from your relevant industry. Example:  I would never ...

 

The Human Resource: Building a strong culture, part 1

As a change management consultant leading leadership teams and practice partners down the path of achieving their desired short- and long-term goals I often encounter executives who have lost touch with reality. When asked to describe the culture of their firm they provide these illustrious views of the perfect magical world of rainbows and unicorns and how wonderful ...

 

Tavern owner adds new restaurant

Phil Ferro is at it again. Ferro reopened the Chadds Ford Tavern last year and is now in the process of opening another restaurant in the Clarion Hotel at Routes 1 and 202 in Concord Township. The new restaurant in the Clarion — the former Wyndham Hotel — is expected to open sometime in June. It will be called “GG,” named for his 5-year-old daughter Giovanna. He’s ...

 

Boost Your Business: Public relations is free publicity

There are three key areas of public relations you can use to boost your marketing results 10x over your paid advertising. The key to public relations lies in: Public relation or publicity Merchandising Promotions With a solid plan in place that encompasses all these areas, you’ll have a great approach to use your PR in the best way possible. Public relations ...

 

Boost Your Business: Avoid time wasters

Successful entrepreneurs know instinctively that “time is money” and that’s why business owners hire others to do tasks they could otherwise do themselves: accounting, marketing, phone sales, etc. However, not everyone in the world of business is adept at time management. They procrastinate, squander time on trivial tasks, and have long conversations without an ...

 

Boost Your Business: Be a person of influence

Who are you and what do you stand for? We’re all exposed to continuous advertising. Yes, it’s now continuous (rather than “continual”) because it’s impossible to escape. You know it. I know it. It’s everywhere. And the businesses that are most effective are the ones that have established their brands. Brands are critical to recognition, and recognition is critical to ...

 

Getting juicy at Glen Eagle

The juice is flowing at Glen Eagle Square. Clean Juice, an organic juice bar opened Saturday, Feb. 16, and the crowd never thinned out all day. Clean Juice is situated in the Chadds Ford Township side of the shopping center, two doors up from Not Your Average Joes restaurant. It’s a franchise business and one of the franchisees is Tyler Hose of Pocopson Township. He ...

 

Boost Your Business: Marketing is entertaining

That’s exactly right, what better way to use your acting and talent than to market your business!  I do it all the time. And I am going to share some of the top tips I use to be entertaining and grow my business at the same time. Tell Stories – We all use stories, both personal and professional, to illustrate a point. Remember, facts can be boring but using stories ...

 

CFBA gets caught up on CASA

Leigh Anne McKelvey brought members of the Chadds Ford Business Association up to speed on CASA Youth Advocates during the CFBA’s monthly luncheon held this month at Garnet Ford. McKelvey is the group’s executive director. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Courts in both Delaware and Chester counties call in CASA to advocate for children whose family ...

 

Boost Your Business: Owner or entrepreneur

What is the difference?  What is an entrepreneur? The standard definition is “someone in possession of a venture, idea or innovation around which he or she builds a business.” It’s a person who takes risks to succeed. Today's entrepreneur has become almost synonymous with "business owner," but the reality is that there are many business owners who are not ...