March 31st, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Asking effective questions in job interviews is an important task, as it avoids the expensive mistake of paying an ineffective employee a salary over a period of many months or years. While there are many creative questions that hiring managers can ask,  some are better than others at getting an interviewee to reveal their inner character.  Below, we have assembled some questions that achieve... [read more]
March 24th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Of all the types of interpersonal problems that can occur in business, sexual harassment has the greatest potential to disrupt a corporate culture and expose a company to legal risks. As a result, it is important that every business is aware of what it is, and what to do if an incident of this sort occurs within their work environment.   Below, we will define what sexual harassment is, ... [read more]
March 17th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Karin, where did you grow up? Germany Where did you study for college? Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-University, Würzburg, Germany with a Diploma, Business Administration/Finance (equivalent of Masters Degree) What was the first job you had out of college? What was the most important lesson you learned there that has stuck with you for your entire professional career? I started my... [read more]
March 16th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
When a business owner moves to sell their company, they should be shooting for the highest value possible. There are a myriad of things that can be implemented before the listing of a business that can increase a business valuation. This article will discuss several ways to increase the perceived value of a business in the eyes of potential buyers. 1) Ensure key employees stay on board The... [read more]
March 16th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
The expansion of the Internet over the past five years has made video a tool that businesses can use to enhance their profits. There are many ways that a company can use video sharing sites to take their marketing efforts to the next level. Below, we will cover techniques that can get any business started in their video marketing efforts. Choose a hosting platform The first thing that a ... [read more]
March 4th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Feedback is a necessary step to help workers improve their job performance. However, results can vary depending on how it is delivered to employees. How can a manager evaluate an employee’s actions in an effective manner? Below, we go over several techniques that can improve a company’s feedback process and in the process retain and develop quality talent. Build a rapport with employees ... [read more]
February 25th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
While most business owners understand the importance of having a web presence in 2016, many do not understand how a blog can be useful for their company and actually be an asset for possible investors/increase a business valuation. From boosting a business’ profile in the search rankings, to establishing a business as the dominant brand in their market, there are numerous benefits to adding... [read more]
February 24th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Where did you grow up? Northeast Philadelphia Where did you study for college? Temple University What was the first job you had out of college? What was the most important lesson you learned there that has stuck with you for your entire professional career? Supervisor for a Printing Ink manufacturing Company. It’s not always what you know that will make you successful, It’s also ab... [read more]
February 17th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
As a company grows, it takes on projects of increasing complexity. With multiple employees and external contractors added to the mix, it can be very difficult to effectively track work flow without purchasing project management software. Why is this a worthwhile investment? Below, we will discuss the benefits of implementing this useful tool… It helps managers stay organized Even simpl... [read more]
February 11th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Most business utilize a line of credit to ensure business operations will run smoothly regardless of current cash flow. Additionally, business owners are always on the look out for credit cards that offer perks that will make their businesses run smoother as well as reward them for spending their money. This article will review three credit cards that have terms that are beneficial to the op... [read more]
February 2nd, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
The USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) provides foreign investors with several avenues by which they can secure residency in the United States. The three primary investor visas for the USA are the E-2, E-3 and EB-5. Below, the basics of each visa will be discussed, from whom they are intended, to the process that an investor needs to follow in order to acquire them. Types of... [read more]
January 26th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
When a startup experiences growth, employees are hired and placed into roles in various departments. Soon, the task of coordinating them requires the recruitment of managers, which act as the go-between executive staff and employees. As complexity increases, communication between the various players in a company needs coordination to avoid miscommunication and other mistakes. Establishing a... [read more]
January 25th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Where did you grow up? Huntingdon Valley, PA Where did you study for college? St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA What was the first job you had out of college? What was the most important lesson you learned there that has stuck with you for your entire professional career? Construction Manager – I learned to execute with various obstacles, conditions and expectations. ... [read more]
January 21st, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
There are actions that business owners and business managers perform that could be affecting their company negatively. However, these habits are hard to recognize, as they and their peers have often accepted them as common practice. Below are five behaviors in the workplace that either add no value to a company, or subtract from it. 1) Taking on too many tasks The startup phase of a bus... [read more]
January 14th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Securing funding for a small businesses is a process that consumes a great deal of time and patience. However, there are many options available for entrepreneurs to fund their companies these days, making it easier for individuals to proceed with their business plans. Below, we will discus several ways for business owners to secure the financing they need. 1) Banks and other lending inst... [read more]