Business

The Human Resource: Infrastructure and risk management

Entrepreneurs are driven by their ability to leverage the plethora of skills and expertise they possess into revenue generating activities that evolve into functional business organizations over time. The focus, to achieve success in the entrepreneur’s mind, must be placed on the development and delivery of products and services effectively and efficiently to ...

 
 

Fitness club changes hands

There are changes in the Springwater Plaza on Route 202 in Chadds Ford. The old Slim & Fit studio is now under new ownership and a new name, Beauty and the Beast Fitness Mode. The idea is to look like a beauty, but work out like a beast, according to a press release. Carol Elizabeth Malin used to work with computers.  Now, the former information technology ...

 

New website for CFBA

The Chadds Ford Business Association has a newly updated website that group President Esmé Frangiosa said is more user friendly and works well for members and nonmembers alike. The web address for the site remains www.chaddsford.org. Frank Rupp, of Frank Rupp Design, in Media, did the update. He started six months ago, he said, so member businesses could be more ...

 

The Human Resource: Intent versus impact

There is an adage: “Say what you mean, don’t mean what you say.” Like the challenge of communication in our personal lives, workplace interaction between supervisor and manager, or peer to peer, requires practice and reflection to ensure that your message is received and understood. Even more complicated than effective messaging is the clarity in a message’s intent ...

 

Boost Your Business: Bye-bye benefits broker

For many businesses, the process of choosing and administering a health insurance benefits program is daunting. They often turn to benefits brokers to help them select and implement plans. Traditional benefits brokers offer assistance in choosing plans, but typically lack the technological systems and solutions that help companies operate more efficiently and save ...

 

The Human Resource: Mitigating employment practices risk?

History clearly demonstrates that business organizations of all types and sizes across the United States face internal and external attacks in the form of litigation claiming wrong doing or violations of federal, state, or local laws and regulations. In the scope of employment practices, there are certain processes and activities that expose the business externally ...

 

The Human Resource: Is that my job?

Do you have days at work where you simply cannot understand why your peers are not performing their assigned tasks? Is your ability to successfully complete your own work dependent upon other employees in your department or organization? Ever wonder why nothing is done about it? Perhaps the craziest situation you have experienced under these circumstances was your ...

 

Boost Your Business: Ready for 2017?

Although there is no law that requires a company to have a personnel or employee handbook, it can be a wonderful tool to communicate your workplace culture, expectations and policies. You may think your business is too small or too informal, but you’ll see that having your policies in writing is a win-win for everyone. Even though employees won’t always follow the ...

 

Mint headquarters gets topped off

The Henderson Group and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union held a topping off ceremony for the mint’s new headquarters now under construction in the Chadds Ford Business Campus. A crane hoisted the last steel beam for the roofline into place on Nov. 16 for the building that could be ready for occupancy in June or July. The building, Henderson 6, is located at the ...

 

The Human Resource: Supervisors protect you from liability

Litigation can destroy a company’s reputation, customer loyalty, market confidence, employee retention, and produce a host of other negative results. Internal compliance failures may not be as publicly exposed, but they too can damage trust with employees and expose the business to risk. Rarely, if ever, does organizational leadership intend to break the law, set out ...

 

CFBA learns about benefits of drones

While rain grounded a demonstration of a drone in flight, members of the Chadds Ford Business Association had some ground schooling of how those unmanned aerial vehicles can be used for business. Michael Mogavero, president of GooseView Technologies, told the group that the power in the technology is not the drone, but the data the drone can gather. And that data is ...