The Gateway to Summer...
It's June! We're almost halfway through 2018.That means more sunshine, more humidity, and (almost) daily tropical showers - just the way we like it down here on the Gulf Coast!

This month, we discuss how properly training new hires is crucial to a company's sustained growth. Next, we talk about the "The Rule of Seven", and how it relates to your company's corporate structure. Finally, we understand new business opportunities do not just fall on your lap. Sometimes, you need to go out and find, or create, your next big opportunity - but how do you do that?

Need a helping hand this summer? Call Long's today for a free consultation to see how we can help your business meet its goals!

"If You're Not Growing, You're Dying"

We've all heard the quote "If you're not growing, you're dying." In today's world, with constantly evolving technology, it is more important than ever for small businesses to grow alongside said technology. This is only possible if every employee in a growing company works to constantly develop their skills. Unfortunately, not all employees do. Too many companies view new, untrained employees as an inconvenience rather than viewing them as a promising opportunity to grow. Proper training will equip new hires with the skills, and confidence, to perform at a high level. Reliable workforce performance will translate to sustained growth in the future.

Follow these  tips and tricks to train employees to strive for long-term growth.
The Rule of Seven

Defining and enforcing corporate culture looks much different in smaller businesses than it does in large companies. But how do you know when your team may need a bit more structure to be effective? And what changes do you need to make as the leader?

That's where the number seven comes into play. Seven is the threshold of people involved in a meeting or a project that, once exceeded, demands changes to management structure.

Click here to see how the Rule of Seven applies to your company's leadership.
Finding Your Next Big Opportunity...

Most people believe that innovation springs from an exciting  new technology that promises incredible benefits.  Others believe that  entrepreneurial success arises from incredible insight into specific unmet needs. Although both are true, they are not the only source of workplace innovation. Many innovations arise by addressing problems others previously identified, but decided not to solve. We call this the "Not My Problem" problem. 

These challenges and opportunities exist in almost every interaction or setting.  People know these problems exist, yet the process models and operating structures of existing companies simply ignore them.

Click here for advice on solving the "Not My Problem" problem.
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