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Author: Frank Abbruzzese

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This week we welcome Guest Blogger Maurice Marwood, President of MMARCO International Services Inc.  Great topic for all Entrepreneurs to take notice! As an entrepreneur, can you be confident of the longer term viability of your business? How do you know?  What financial tools and yardsticks do you use to measure and track viability? Is your expertise in marketing, selling, engineering and product or service development, rather than financial management? In addition to these day-to-day operational disciplines, the entrepreneur must also process...

Working with family has dynamics of its' own as compared to businesses that have no family involved. There are pro's and con's to working with family. Some of the pro's include your family members have a vested interest in the business. They care just as much as you do. You can trust them and they have your back in all situations. They can give you constructive criticism in certain situations. They see things from a different perspective and can share this...

It has been a year since we finalized the plans for acquiring a competitor and moving into a new location. This move and acquisition required a lot of attention by the four partners. We had many discussions both impromptu and formal ones. You can imagine all the ideas shared, the many discussions, brainstorming all the pros and cons for each idea. I found myself wanting to be involved in every conversation and realized this was just not possible. We still had a...

With our older daughter Haley taking Business at the University of Windsor and our younger daughter Syd going to Grade 10, one tends to reflect on lessons we learned in our youth. It's always interesting to note how similar and yet how different they can be.   Discipline is one of those lessons you learn to stay ahead of the game. Both treated homework differently - one never had homework while the other one always seemed to have homework, even when she...

This week's blog is by an anonymous Guest Blogger who sent in their thoughts on customer service. Whatever happened to customer service? I always thought it was common sense, apparently not! Is it too much to ask that someone be present when they are checking you out at a store or acknowledge your presence in a doctor’s office? Just look up, make eye contact, and give a small smile. I know you're busy I'm just trying to let you know I'm here. Your...

It's been over 5 years since we built the WindsorEssex Circle networking group.  Thanks to our co-founder Joe DiGiorgio for inspiring this networking idea. How the Circle started Joe is a "machine" when it comes to business and networking. He was inspirational in his quest to form a networking group to introduce each other to business associates. I added my touch to the format and used LinkedIn to form the WindsorEssex Circle name and to create the group. We sent invitations to...

The top three traits of great decision makers are:  Know Yourself, Always asking the Right Questions and Trust Your Instinct. Know Yourself From time to time great decision makers perform a self-evaluation to determine what their strengths, weaknesses and biases are. To be make great decisions, you need to know yourself first to be certain you are confident in making the correct choice. When you do not know yourself well enough, you tend to make more incorrect decisions. Invest some time in understanding who...

This week we welcome Guest Blogger Lora Crestan, Leadership Strategy & Business Coach. Your team is multi-faceted; each member having strengths to leverage that could mean huge growth for everyone, including the organization. Are you ready to capitalize on what you have in front of you? Here are a few ways you can get going: Find new ways to be remarkable – have your team share ideas on how they (and your organization by extension) are different from the rest out there tapping...

[mp_row] [mp_span col="12"] People like us tend to make everyone else a priority and focus on all the tasks at hand. With this philosophy, we sometimes forget to make time for just yourself. When you are passionate about the things you do and the people around you, it is easy for you to consume most of your time. Thanks to certain special people you interact with, they show you what you cannot see and bring balance into your life. They help you understand...

Character Leaders develop high character in their organizations and make this one of their top priorities to care about.  Defining your Core Values helps to define the character of a company. Our Core Values are Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence and Commitment which all revolve our Total Customer Experience. This defines AlphaKOR' high character. Anxiety Being aware of the team' anxiety and addressing it helps reduce the level of stress felt by an individual. Leaders recognize each person' concerns and works with them to help them...