Have you noticed that smiling (and yawning) are contagious and not just when passing someone in the grocery store or holding the door open at your local coffee shop, but at the workplace too. We spend so many hours of our lives at work and with our coworkers, often more than we do with our families and friends. In general, people tend to gravitate towards positive and happy people and avoid the grumpy and negative people. If you’ve made a resolution this year to rid yourself of negativity and be more positive, here are some awesome phrases you can start using in the workplace to help show your appreciation, encouragement, and even trust in others. Management role not required to use these!Continue reading “How to Boost Workplace Positivity”
The backbone of most non-profits is their Volunteer Force. Be it behind the scenes or client/front facing, this group of non-paid team members are giving their time, their skills and often their dollars to help make their chosen non-profit successful. They are invaluable to carrying out the mission and objectives of the non-profit and can also help build a connection with your community.
Recruiting and retaining top volunteer talent is no different than acquiring top paid talent – here are some tips to help you get the best of the best:Continue reading “How to Recruit More Volunteers for Your Non-Profit”
With all the upheaval in the insurance market, many smaller private physician groups are either selling or consolidating. Albeit a big decision, it doesn’t have to be a painful one – the goal is to maximize the dollars and ease the transition for your staff and patients.
Before you consider the sale, you’ll need to determine what you want your role to be – will you retire, stay on as a staff physician, take on management and/or leadership roles – or a combination there of? Of course this is just some high-level personal things to consider, there are others such as business real property, equipment and other tangible items and employee benefits and everything in between.Continue reading “Best Practices for Selling your Medical Practice”
With the invent of email, instant messaging, texting and video chat it’s become the social norm to ASK permission to call someone – especially in business. So why does it seem like our phones are ringing more and more? Well, odds are it’s a telemarketer and their getting sneakier and sneakier – calling from “local” phone numbers to get you to answer. Telemarketing isn’t necessarily illegal, but it’s certainly annoying.
Why is it happening and what can you do about it?Continue reading “Telemarketers: How to spot them and how they get your number”
If you are considering buying your first home, you’ve probably spent some time on Google, talked to other people asking for advice and are in information overload! How can you tell if the advice is good…or just a myth? It seems like everyone you meet has a story about buying their first property or an opinion about what type of real estate that you should buy. There is just as much bad advice – if not more – out there as there is good advice, but it can be difficult to navigate the fact from fiction to make your own informed decision.Continue reading “Common Excuses and Myths that are Keeping you from Buying a Home”
Many nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, struggle with finding fundraising ideas that will make a big impact, but don’t require an army to pull off or huge overhead. It’s no secret that nonprofits rely on effective fundraising to fulfill their missions, that’s why it’s vital for these organizations to build lasting relationships with donors.
Often times nonprofit organizations, executive directors, and board members need some quick fundraising ideas to get some funds in the door to cover operational costs, start a longer-term campaign, get through a mid-campaign slump, or for an emergency situation. Fundraisers need to be engaging enough to get people involved and get them involved quickly.Continue reading “Fundraising Tips to Help Boost your Nonprofit’s Donations”
When it comes to choosing vendors for your business it can be easy to settle into ordering from the same ones all the time because you have a great relationship with them, their pricing is good, and they are easily able to meet your required delivery dates. What happens when they can’t deliver due to unforeseen circumstances? How will you fill orders if a vital part of your production is missing or delayed? When it comes to sourcing your vendors a multi-source approach may be your best approach.Continue reading “The Dangers of not using a Multi Source Approach in your Business”
We live and work in a very data-driven world. We track everything from steps we take in a day, how many likes we get on a Facebook post, visits to the company website, etc., etc. etc. When it comes to business, we are using dashboards to manage metrics and KPIs all to help us make sense of the enormous quantity of information in hopes to turn that insight into actionable items that will improve our business and our customers’ experiences with us.
You’ll hear far less people making decisions based on hunches, guesses, or their gut, and instead making decisions based on data, analytics, and crunching of numbers. When it comes to meeting goals and KPIs, data is especially important and is vital to every organization. The right data and metrics can give us a read on the health of our product/service, help us identify strengths and weaknesses, track improvement over time, diagnose problems, etc.Continue reading “Data Overload – how to avoid it”
Data breaches can be devastating, and healthcare organizations continue to account for a significant share of reported data breaches. Why? Health care facilities carry some of the most sensitive data files, supplying hackers with the intel that has limitless potential to not only effect the health care organization that they have infiltrated, but also the patients involved in the breach.
No company is immune from a security attack or breach. Keeping patient, clinic and hospital information secure is critical, but that’s a challenge that is becoming more difficult to address as the number of attempted breaches rises. Breaches occur due to email security, lost devices, poor network security or hardware intrusion.Continue reading “How to Protect your Patient’s Data from a Security Breach”
Did you know that more than a quarter million U.S. college students spend a semester or year at foreign universities studying abroad? It has become a very popular part of the college experience with nearly every college in the country offering some sort of study abroad program. However, there is a lot to think about before your student hops on that plane to another country and culture.Continue reading “Your child is studying abroad – what you need to know”