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It’s Just Business: Employee retention

In the April 29 Tacoma Weekly article “Local entrepreneur talks about the quandary of hiring,” I discussed my three-tier hiring procedure that has worked out rather well for me despite the difficulties of finding quality people to hire. Granted, it’s not a perfect system but I can say that it has allowed me to find some top-notch employees over the years. I received some nice feedback from other entrepreneurs on that article and now I’d like to revisit it and talk about another aspect of attracting good people – how to hang on to them.
A high turnover of employees is not only expensive for your business; it looks bad when customers come in and there’s someone new at the counter every time. This sends negative messages to customers and their first thought could be that there is something ineffective with the management… Read Full Story

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It’s Just Business: When I Work app makes employee scheduling easy

While on vacation a while back, my girlfriend was trying to solve a problem and she said wouldn’t it be cool if there were an app that you could use to schedule your employees and all that it entails without having to call everyone and take hours away from managers’ time? I did some research and found the When I Work app and I’ve been using it ever since. I think that anyone who knows how time consuming it is to create employee schedules will appreciate how much time When I Work saves. I’ve said good-bye to pen and paper for scheduling and I don’t see myself ever going back to these old fashioned ways now that I have When I Work.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Business Spotlight: Thompson Travel and Cruise

As the weather gets colder, it’s easy to close your eyes at work and daydream about traveling to a warmer place and relaxing on the beach. Luckily, Tammy Thompson-Langlow and the rest of the crew at Thompson Travel and Cruise, located at 2620 Bridgeport Way W., have been working hard to make that dream a reality for hundreds of customers for over 35 years.

“We do air tickets. We do cruises. We do international trips. We do groups. We do vacations. We do just about everything; we don’t specialize in one area. We specialize in everything,”… Read Full Story

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MICHAEL’S MARKETING MINUTE

It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a tweet! Yes, we're going to talk about Twitter today. It seems like most people are already a whiz at Twitter or they don't know anything about it. And if you're wondering if you should take the Twitter plunge, the only thing you really have to consider is that every…

Michaels Marketing Minute

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It’s Just Business: When I Work app makes employee scheduling easy
William Manzanares

While on vacation a while back, my girlfriend was trying to solve a problem and she said wouldn’t it be cool if there were an app that you could use to schedule your employees and all that it entails without having to call everyone and take hours away from managers’ time? I did some research and…

It’s Just Business – American Retail Supply owner Keith Lee
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“Do what you do so well that people can’t help telling others about you.” – Walt Disney Keith Lee is the embodiment of customer service. I say this because I have enlisted the help of Keith and his company, American Retail Supply, for my own businesses and from the moment of first interaction…

Michael Marketing Minute

Ever have trouble being creative? I mean, how many new ideas can someone reasonably come up with every day? We all have times when we're more creative and less creative and whenever I have an inspired moment, I'm always trying to figure out how to bottle that juice or vibe or whatever it is and reproduce…

Business Spotlight: Holloway Home Maintenance
Derek Shuck

While spring is bringing warmer weather to University Place and Tacoma, it’s also reminding citizens of outdoor work to be done around the house, much to the annoyance of kids on spring break no doubt. One of the priorities for a lot of homeowners is the state of the home’s roof. While completely…

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William Manzanares

Because they range in degree from the most pleasant people you’ll encounter to the most difficult you’ll ever face, customers will test every level of your business acumen. That doesn’t mean that you have to react to them differently, however. In fact, keeping an across-the-board policy of courteous…

Michaels Marketing Minute
Michael Harris

Email etiquette. Nowadays, a vast amount of our business communication happens in the realm of electronic mail. And often, we never even get a chance to meet face to face with the people we email. That's why it's so important that we realize it's not only the words we write in emails that matter,…

Its Just Business: Follow through and reputation
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In business, it’s all about communication and making things happen. It’s particularly important in entrepreneurship, when you’re putting yourself out there to promote your own unique business concept like sailing on uncharted oceans looking to find a place to weigh anchor. And in doing such…

Affordable financing available to Tacoma’s small businesses

The City of Tacoma, in coordination with the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA), has low-interest financing available to help Tacoma’s small businesses grow. Affordable financing is available through a small business loan fund program. Loans range from $25,000 to $300,000, and offer…

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