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Health Care Costs: Big Problem For Small Business Owners

Health Care Costs: Big Problem For Small Business Owners | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
While the cost of health care only comes in second place among small business owners whose sales fell 10 percent or more over the previous three years, it tops the list for owners of businesses whose sales decreased by ...
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Work & Life: Can Company Culture Go Too Far? - LinkedIn Today

Work & Life: Can Company Culture Go Too Far? - LinkedIn Today | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Work & Life: Can Company Culture Go Too Far?
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Culture has undeniably emerged as a potential contributor to organizational success.
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Employee Engagement And Strong Reputation Are Directly Linked, According to Aon Hewitt Study

Employee Engagement And Strong Reputation Are Directly Linked, According to Aon Hewitt Study | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Employee Engagement And Strong Reputation Are Directly Linked, According to Aon Hewitt Study http://t.co/THHErQfa0J #CMO #CXO #business
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Treat your employees well and that will reflect to customers? Pardon our lexicon...but that doesn't seem like rocket surgery to figure out.

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CSR is over. Public Social Responsibility (PSR), B-Corp & Generation Impact emerge.

CSR is over. Public Social Responsibility (PSR), B-Corp & Generation Impact emerge. | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
How Public Social Responsibility will benefit authentic companies reputation ? CSR is dead. « Public Social Responsibility » (PSR) is the future tool to address the new realit... (#CSR is out.
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Is this the answer to the question posed about promoting your Corporate Social Responsibility?

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Are Small Businesses Prepared for Natural Disasters? | Visual.ly

Are Small Businesses Prepared for Natural Disasters? | Visual.ly | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Alibaba, Vendio and Auctiva surveyed 600 small business owners in December 2012 to gauge how prepared they were to run their business if a natural dis.
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Thought this was an interesting bit. How would your community and vendors respond to help you in this situation?

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Engaged Employees Deliver Measurably Higher Customer Satisfaction In ... - Small Business News from Gaebler.com

Engaged Employees Deliver Measurably Higher Customer Satisfaction In ... - Small Business News from Gaebler.com | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
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Engaged Employees Deliver Measurably Higher Customer Satisfaction In ...
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Think customer satisfaction ratings translate into business?

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Corporate social responsibility: How to evaluate its ROI | SWOT | Financial Post

Corporate social responsibility: How to evaluate its ROI | SWOT | Financial Post | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Corporations' efforts to position themselves as socially responsible don't necessarily have a positive impact on the bottom line.
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Shouldn't corporate responsibility be a stand alone bottom line for business? Does the good you're doing have to be reflected in EBITDA?

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Infographic: What is employee engagement, anyway?

RT @Ceridian_US: Infographic: What elements are needed for employee engagement? Traditional engagement, enablement and energy! http://t.co/fMyPIfcP
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Easy way to get employee engagement in the minds of your workers. 

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How to lead energized and effective leadership team meetings

How to lead energized and effective leadership team meetings | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
I was working with a couple of clients this week helping them think through a big meeting next month for their team. The usual suspects showed up: What outcomes do we want? Why are we having it? Do we really need to have it?
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Shameless plug because of Anese's ability to guide and manage the energy of leaders as they build great relationships in their businesses.

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Happy employee equals profitable company / Bloomfire Blog

Happy employee equals profitable company / Bloomfire Blog | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Disengaged employees are costing the United States $370 billion annually. On the flip side, engaged employees can actually make their companies money by becoming a walking and talkin... (RT @bloomfire: ONLY 1 in 5 employees are engaged on the job.
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You might have seen this in our Twitter feed or Facebook. Thought it deserved a second go around and the question, "If your employees were miserable and YOU were making a ton of $$$, would it be worth it?"

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Secrets Of America's Happiest Companies

Secrets Of America's Happiest Companies | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
“Being able to be truly happy at work is one of the keys to being happy in life,” says Heidi Golledge, CEO and cofounder of CareerBliss, an online career database. And what company couldn’t use a little more joy among its ranks?
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Investment in people, people! Great relationships will build great businesses.

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Create a Culture of Employee Engagement in 2013 [#infographic] | #BetterLeadership

Create a Culture of Employee Engagement in 2013 [#infographic] | #BetterLeadership | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
NBRI’s latest infographic breaks down the anatomy of an engaged employee and re-emphasizes the importance of creating a culture of long-lasting employee engagement, along with providing four goals to help fuel employee engagement initiatives.
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How would it be if YOUR company was like this? More focused and engaged, results oriented employees. Less turn-over, better customer service, and higher productivity. What woudl it be worth to YOU to have this?

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Employee Engagement - Irritation or Agitation?

Employee Engagement - Irritation or Agitation? | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Dan Pink's newest book "To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others" really got me thinking about employee engagement. . . (Employee Engagement - Irritation or Agitation?
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How to Run a Small Business

How to Run a Small Business | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
From Jay Goltz's suggestions on how to diagnose business problems to Paul Downs's attempts to master Google AdWords, here are the best insights from another year in the small-business trenches.
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Great recap including notes from our friend Jay Goltz. Enjoy!

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How to weed out entitled employees

How to weed out entitled employees | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Paul Spiegelman on employees who appreciate their job and employees who have an entitlement mentality (RT @paulspiegelman: Entitled employees bring down workplace culture. Show 'em the door.
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Building a Culture that rewards those who put out the effort will keep people driving towards the goal.

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Where is the video?
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Leadership traits that inspire and innovate | SmartBlogs

Leadership traits that inspire and innovate | SmartBlogs | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Great leaders who inspire their teams as great managers have the following five traits.
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Dig the positive message.

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Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility to a Cynical Public

Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility to a Cynical Public | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Corporate social responsibility has gone mainstream. But unless corporations communicate their CSR achievements wisely, they risk being accused of greenwashing.
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An exceptional challenge especially for those who put their beliefs and practices at the forefront of their marketing.

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Survey Reveals Top Opportunities to Improve Employee Engagement

Survey Reveals Top Opportunities to Improve Employee Engagement | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Aon Hewitt recently released their 2012 Trends in Global Engagement.
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Building Long-Term Customer Relationships for your Small Business

Building Long-Term Customer Relationships for your Small Business | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
To compete in this aggressive environment, small businesses must shift their focus away from pushing their products and services onto customers and instead (RT @WinWeb Building Long-Term Customer Relationships for your Small Business -
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Yes! Being relationship oriented with not only customers, but vendors and employees as well is an essential part of sustained success.

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How Can Small Business Owners Plan for Retirement?

How Can Small Business Owners Plan for Retirement? | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
How small business owners can start taking steps toward planning their retirement. (How Can Small Business Owners Plan for Retirement?
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You do it in your personal life, you should do it for your professional life as well. A little off our normal topic, but we think this has value.

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Survey: Employee engagement is top challenge for 2013 | Articles | Main

Survey: Employee engagement is top challenge for 2013 | Articles | Main | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
It may be top of mind for communicators, but it's not for senior execs, according to a new survey. Here's how to get the top honchos on board.
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Yes. We agree. 

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Corporate social responsibility: The invisible costs of doing business - The Express Tribune

Corporate social responsibility: The invisible costs of doing business - The Express Tribune | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
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Corporate social responsibility: The invisible costs of doing business
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Corporate social responsibility: The invisible costs of doing business.
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Interesting premise. What's your responsibility when it comes to the impact of your product/business. Are you aware that it extends beyond environmental?

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A healthy employee is a happy employee. Wellness is a key driver for employee engagement « 9 INCH MARKETING

A healthy employee is a happy employee. Wellness is a key driver for employee engagement « 9 INCH MARKETING | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
A healthy employee is a happy employee. Wellness is a key driver for employee engagement http://t.co/8ZkUodBo via @9INCHmarketing
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Think this could be an interesting read and speaks to the ideal of focusing on employees and the totality of their lives as a path and definer of success.

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The psychology of sustainability

The psychology of sustainability | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
How can companies connect with clients and employees in an authentic way? asks Chris Whitehead of Balfour Beatty.
Whether you are a client or an employee, ...
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Employee Engagement - Irritation or Agitation?

Employee Engagement - Irritation or Agitation? | Purposeful Business | Scoop.it
Dan Pink's newest book "To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others" really got me thinking about employee engagement. . . (Employee Engagement - Irritation or Agitation?
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Myths and Realities of Employee Engagement - Career Partners International

There are a number of common misconceptions around employee engagement. Distinguishing between the myths and realities is an important step in creating an organization wide engagement strategy.
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Simple and to the point. Dig it.

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