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Cultivating Employee Engagement for Remote Workers

One reason why employers are sometimes reluctant to pursue the potential benefits of having remote workers is that they are worried about lack of employee engagement. To elaborate, a concern for employers is that remote employees won’t identify/connect with the … Continue reading

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9 Holiday Tips for Small Businesses

For many small businesses – notably, but not exclusively, those in retail and hospitality – the holiday season is an important time not only because of the impact that it has on short-term sales but also because how a business … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude: A Good Habit for Small Business Owners

With Thanksgiving this week, the holiday season is underway and with the holidays, for many small businesses, come added pressures. One way to deal with these is to practice gratitude. Not only will it make you feel better, but the … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Failure

A life without failure would be great, wouldn’t it? Like the story of King Midas, everything we touch turns to gold, and each life turns out precisely how we desire. The first girl/guy we asked to prom goes with us, the first … Continue reading

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Ember Woods Sawmill Puts Down Its Roots

  Ember Woods Sawmill is veteran-owned business that recently opened for service in the city of Riley, KS. After 20 years in the army, Ret. 1SG Scott Jacobs decided that he wanted to do something about which he felt passionate, … Continue reading

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Are You Paying Attention? Google Analytics – And How The WUKSBDC Can Help.

For illustration’s sake, let’s say that you own a used car lot. What could you know about me when I walk into your sales space through the front door? Maybe you look out the door and see what I’m driving, … Continue reading

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TrenDesks: Trending Toward More Healthful Work Spaces

TrenDesks™ and accessories are ergonomically-designed standing desk furniture by SunField, LLC of Manhattan, KS. Shane Feng was inspired to create TrenDesks™ after being bothered by neck problems that developed after several years of working in a traditional office environment.  Hunching over a … Continue reading

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