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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 9, 2019 7:33:08 AM

What does it mean to have a “human” workplace? In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for employees to feel like just a cog in the wheel of the company. They were just numbers, and their performance didn’t matter beyond just getting the job done on time. Today, times are changing faster than we would have thought possible in the past. 

In a world where it’s increasingly challenging to find top talent, it’s time for a shift in culture. Now, instead of just creating great workers who get the job done, it’s about creating great leaders. Leaders in the workplace come in all shapes and sizes. They take the initiative on projects both large and small, and they’re an asset to any company.

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Topics: Business Leadership, Business Culture, Hiring, Growth Coach

Consider These 5 Key Soft Skills the Next Time You Hire

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on May 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Your needs as an employer are unique to your business. So it only makes sense to hire employees who demonstrate appropriate knowledge, technical abilities, or academic credentials. But no matter what business you’re in, you should also make a point of considering an applicant’s less tangible qualities. Especially since soft skills matter a great deal in today’s dynamic workplace environment.

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Topics: Grow Your Business, Scaling A Business, Hiring, Growth Coach

Want a Great Company Culture? Avoid These Hiring Mistakes

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 18, 2018 11:52:14 AM

A great company culture can resonate through many areas of the organization, creating a collaborative and supportive community that ultimately bolsters the bottom line. A great company culture is what creates words like “synergy” that everyone strives for, but no one truly understands until they’ve seen it in action.

So what’s the secret sauce for creating a great company culture? Getting the right people in the right role within your company and avoiding these common hiring mistakes.

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Topics: Scaling A Business, Business Culture, Hiring, sourcing employees, Employee Costs

Does Modern Technology Affect Employee Engagement? You Bet!

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Does Modern Technology Affect Employee Engagement? You Bet!There’s a great deal of research to suggest that employees who feel engaged in the workplace are happier and more dynamic. When you invest in a business culture that promotes loyalty and enthusiasm among the ranks, it can lead to better performance at the organizational level.

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Topics: Hiring, employee, sourcing employees

How To Hire Without Money

Posted by Matt Roberge on Sep 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you intend to grow a successful business, you will most likely have to hire employees at some point. This is not to say that you can't have a successful business without employees, but you will definitely reach the limit of what you can handle by yourself.

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Topics: Cash Flow Management, Financial Forecasting, Hiring, Growth Coach

Hiring? Why You Need to Consider Background Screening

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Sep 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As one of your greatest assets, your employees play an integral role in the success of your small business. So it only makes sense to devote a reasonable amount of time and effort to choosing just the right members for your team.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Hiring, employee

Why Hiring Matters To Every Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As a small business owner, the biggest challenge I underestimated—in terms of both difficulty and importance—was hiring. The reality is that hiring matters to every small business

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Small Business Coach, Hiring, Growth Coach

Dialed in Bookkeeping System

Posted by Austin Walker on Dec 9, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Although the end of the year is packed with family to see, things to do, and places to go, it's also a time that business owners are preparing for next year and getting ready for tax season. Attempting to prioritize the attack on work seems like a job in itself, and it never seems to work exactly as the way it did last year. However, we've put together a list of items that mean big picture planning for your next successful big year.

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Topics: Bookkeeping, Small Business, Year End Planning, Hiring, Building a budget

[Infographic] Working for a Small Business vs. Corporate America 

Posted by Austin Walker on Sep 18, 2015 7:30:00 AM


Working for a growing small business rules.  There are some things, like an open office environment, a great work-life balance, and working with multiple clients that help create satisfaction within the multiple roles someone must have to play in order to help the company succeed.

Check out the infographic to decide for yourself whether you're more fit for a role in a corporation or small business:

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Topics: Business Ideas, Small Business, Hiring, Job, CEO Advice, Team Building

Sourcing Employees - Finding Great Employees For A Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Sep 17, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Finding great employees for a small business can be one of the biggest challenges you face as a small business owner. You don't realize how hard it is or how important it is to find great employees until you try and fail. As you grow your business, you will understand how building a great small business team is vital to your success. Here are a few pieces of advice I have to help you find great employees for your small business.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, Scaling A Business, Hiring, Team Building