Business

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 ...

 

The Human Resource: Earn your employees trust

You are struggling with some issue with a member of your staff. The issue itself is irrelevant, the fact remains that you either side step the real issue when you interact with the employee, or you sugar coat everything you present to them. In contrast, when something goes wrong, you may tell them to get better, fix their problem, or perform the task right next time. ...

 

The Human Resource: Why EPLI is not enough

Do you know anyone who ever complained about their employer? Sounds like a stupid question because complaining to friends and family about your job is a very common event throughout most of our lives. Did you know that a significant number of individuals do a great deal more than just complain about how they are being treated at work, or situations at work that are ...

 

Rotary delivers Twisted Vintner funds

The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary is in the process of delivering monies raised during last June’s Twisted Vintner event. Twisted Vintner raised $50,000 last year. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the group handed out $5,000 to Camp Bournelyf. Jeff Seagraves, president of Camp Bournelyf’s Board of Directors, said the Westtown Township camp began as a summer camp for special ...

 

Boost Your Business: Myths/facts on content marketing

In a world where content marketing is constantly changing, it is easy to get swept away with common myths and misconceptions regarding best practices. You need to stay on top of the truths to excel in your SEO, so it is essential to sift out the false strategies that only lead to stagnant rankings. You need to plan effectively, which means you need to be able to ...

 

Wawa re-opens with beer for sale

The Wawa store on Route 202 at Naaman’s Creek Road has re-opened after renovations, and it re-opened with a full "beer cave." The store was closed for the past months for remodeling, which included re-designed food and checkout counters, updated restrooms and the installation of the large beer cooler and seating area. It’s the first Wawa in Pennsylvania to sell beer ...

 

The Human Resource: The impact of drug testing

Small businesses rarely establish extensive pre-employment or random drug testing practices in the earliest stages of growth Starting with the very first hire, whether strategically planned or reactive to a surge in demand of your business products or services, the hiring process is perceived as a necessary evil to obtain the human capital to perform the work ...

 

Boost Your Business: Email v social media

Social media sites can be incredibly useful. Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest have created new means of communication and enabled companies to connect organically with users whose interests are already vetted. That said, they can also be destructive. The difference lies in the way you use them: If you publish an article on your own website, ...

 

SCCCC appoints five new board members

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. They include Heather Connolly of Operation Warm, Tony Scheivert of New Garden Township, Donald G. Sellers of Edward Jones Investments, Andrew Smith of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, and James Turner of Chester Water Authority. The appointments are ...