Sue Miley

employee retention

Employee Retention: An Asset, Not A Cost

By Sue Miley / April 27, 2021 / 1 Comment

As a small business owner is there such thing as a perfect team? I don’t know what your definition of perfect is, but to me, when a company has a perfect team, it has: All of the technical skills needed to run the business. A mix of people that all match and enhance the culture you […]

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Team-building

Doing vs. Being: Team-building, Vacations, and Life

By Sue Miley / March 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

I just got back from a ski vacation; our first as a family.  All the kids, their spouses, and my granddaughter.  This isn’t the first trip since the whirlwind of three weddings in a year, two years ago.  We have done holidays at our house and a beach trip or two.  And, of course, we […]

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Three Areas To Focus Your Attention in 2021

Business Owners: Three Areas to Focus Your Attention in 2021

By Sue Miley / January 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

Last year was unexpected for everyone in business, large or small.   If anyone says they were expecting a worldwide pandemic, stay-at-home orders for weeks that turned into months, mandated business closures, a 30% drop in the stock market, a complete rebound of all major indices to record highs in the market, another oil and gas […]

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Remember Why

By Sue Miley / December 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

I remember the times when I was working for someone else’s business thinking I would do it differently.  I even had a theme picked out in my head, “dare to be different”.  It was about culture to me.  Okay, it was also about efficiency, message, and policies.  Basically, even though I didn’t admit it at […]

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Save Some Share Some Give Some

Christian Business Owners: Save Some, Share Some, Give Some

By Sue Miley / November 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

Business ownership is fraught with internal wars.  Take care of your customers; keep your gross margins strong.  Treat your employees well; work late to finish the job.  Make a profit; pay taxes. It is angels and demons, intuition vs. objectivity, good stewardship vs. generosity. Every year-end, the battle heats up. My pride wants to have […]

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What Keeps You Up At Night

What Keeps You Up At Night

By Sue Miley / October 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

I rarely come across a person who says they “sleep like a rock” all of the time.  Most would say rarely, if ever at all.  We have all had a night or two that we awake in the dark.  And as dark does, it threatens to swallow us whole. Cycling thoughts begin.  Never is it […]

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Christian Business Owners: Take the High Road To A Better Outcome

By Sue Miley / September 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

The real world has a lot of animosity in it.  Personally, politically, and unfortunately, even in churches.  Business owners will definitely have their fair share. That is the only thing fair, in a world where God doesn’t promise us fair. As business owners, we by default accept the role of leader.  And as the leader, […]

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COVID business policy

How To Navigate COVID-19 Business Decision Fatigue

By Sue Miley / July 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Most cities have opened back up for business in Phase I or Phase II according to their state’s guidelines.  As everyone has heard ad nauseam, cases are going up in the majority of the states.   We are being told by city officials we aren’t doing it right.   As a small business owner, “right” is a […]

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