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First Thing To Do In A Disaster

July 1, 2019

Think quick!  Your company has just experienced a major fire or tornado during working hours, what is the first thing you do? Recently a woodworking company in New England experience a 9 alarm fire that started during the middle of the

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How Can You Be Extremely Busy and Still Go Out of Business?

May 2, 2022

  We hear it all the time.  I am so busy I will never be able to catch up, even if I was able to hire an additional 20-25 employees. The big question to ask yourself is, how can you be so busy that you cannot see straight that your

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What Does Your Brand and Company Culture Have to Do With Attracting Talent?

April 6, 2020

In a recent article in the Weekly Hardwood Review it was stated that according to the Manpower Group more than half of today's job seekers feel an employer's brand and culture are definitely more important than they were five years

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Importance Of A Unified Wood Promotion Program

March 2, 2020

For many years hardwood in a home was considered to be a sign of wealth or success.  Items such as hardwood floors, cabinets, and furniture provided the feeling that the homeowner had "made it" and would be set for life while they

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What Are You Doing?

February 3, 2020

Business conditions continue to slow down for a lot of companies and more and more members are mentioning that they are not slow but have "excess capacity."  Many of the lumber related businesses feel that once the tariff situation is

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NEW OVERTIME THRESHOLD EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 - IT'S HERE!

January 2, 2020

The government has finally made its ruling official and the new overtime rule that is in effect has the standard salary level for workers set at $35,568 per year or $684 per week. This new rule will update the minimum salary

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You're 73 and Want To Sell Your Business and Retire

December 3, 2019

In speaking with many business owners, that have started and run a business for 25, 30 or more years they state they are tired and want out.  They tell us that I want to turn their business over to their children so they can spend more

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