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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]
December 30th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
One fundamental truth of running a successful business is keeping profits high, and costs low. Softer aspects of workplace culture such as recruitment and talent retention have been overshadowed as a result, but that doesn’t mean they are any less important. By getting the right people and hanging on to them, profits, and both client and employee satisfaction will be considerably more impress... [read more]
December 26th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
      Glen, where did you grow up? Cleveland, Ohio Where did you study for college? Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 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? My first job was at Warner and Swasey, Cleveland, OH while g... [read more]
December 15th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
When it comes to data security, every company will have different needs to keep information out of the hands of rogue players. However, the logical framework that governs the creation of a data security strategy remains similar across all business sectors. If a business is looking to safeguard company data, this three step process will help make a network stronger than it was yesterday… ... [read more]
December 6th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
1. Gary, where did you grow up? “The Jersey Shore” – Little Silver, NJ. 2. Where did you study for college? Seton Hall University – South Orange, NJ. 3. 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? Upon graduating Seton Hall in 1985, I joined my family’s... [read more]
December 2nd, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
Often, there is miscommunication in businesses between employees and managers/business owners that leads to undesired outcomes. There are many factors that can lead to crossed wires, but here are some valuable tips to help get things crystal clear for all parties that will help to ensure efficiency, decrease stress and make sure things get done the way they’re supposed to be. 1) Activel... [read more]
November 30th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
Feel like you are being run by your business, instead of the other way around? When your company gets to a certain size, organizing its work flow so that you can work on your business instead of in it is of paramount importance. Here’s how you can make it happen… Track your work habits and performance over the course of a week To drive improvements in your own efficiency, note how... [read more]