Bridget McCrea is a freelance writer based in Dunedin, Fla.
Staff retreats are popular among companies of all sizes and across many different industries. Bringing managers and key employees together in a non-work setting for one or more days not only stokes teamwork and company loyalty but also allows leaders to share important facts, information, and statistics about the firm and its performance.
Many remodelers rely on a single project manager for each job, concentrating the decision-making power and supervisory duties with that one individual. But what about when a project is so large or multifaceted that there just arenít enough hours in the day for one person to accomplish the task?
Two years ago, a consulting program peer mentioned to Mike Powell how advantageous it would be for him to retain a business coach to help grow his company.
Before Neale and Susan Hergenrather opened the doors to H2, their Springfield, Va., company, in January, the married co-owners knew that they wanted to offer customers at least one high-end cabinet line. Specializing in kitchens and bathrooms, the Hergenrathers perused trade magazines looking for the best candidates, judging them mainly on their Web presence and ability to produce custom work.