For the Small Business Owner – When you Have an Employee Issue

If you are a manager of people, you will inevitably be faced with the hard decision of what to do when it is not working out with an employee.

Most times this is a communication problem, easily solved with mediation or active listening. But in those cases where the relationship is simply too frustrating to continue, think of “ART” to try and manage the result. Read More …

Melbourne Regional Chamber Earns Fourth 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting last week, awarded the Melbourne
Regional Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation once again for its sound policies and organizational procedures, effective advocacy
efforts, valuable programming, and a positive impact on the Space Coast region. Read More …

For the Small Business Owner – HR Compliance Basics / by, Alan Bernstein, President HR Office Savers

I speak with many small business owners who are unfamiliar with the basics of human resource compliance. Failing to meet your minimum workplace labor obligations can be unlawful or illegal and can lead to disputes, fines or legal claims. Read More …

How to Build an Online Course, Creating Content Part 2 by Kim Shiver

How can a small business use an online course?
For some companies, an online course might be a marketing or sales tool. For example, if you sell garden supplies teaching people how to actually plant a garden may help create a market for your products. Read More …

Why is it a Good Time to Create Blogs, Courses, and Online Events? / by Kim Shiver, M.Ed, Speaker, Communications Strategist

Providing quality content is a great way to showcase your expertise in what you do. From massage therapy to website development, there are topics you can cover to highlight your knowledge. This builds trust with your customers and attracts new customers. People like to buy from those they trust can get the job done. Read More …

For the Small Business Owner – Telework Basics / by, Alan Bernstein, President HR Office Savers

In the event of an emergency such as a weather disaster or pandemic, you may allow or require employees to temporarily work from home to ensure business continuity.

Here are some best practices for allowing employees to telework and still deliver results, regardless of whether you are dealing with a virus, a hurricane or just a regular workday: Read More …

Remote Work – The Opportunities Are Real / by Kim Shiver, M.Ed, Speaker, Communications Strategist

Remote Work – The Opportunities Are Real. If you look online for remote work opportunities, you may see ads promising you big money working from home with little or no work. As you probably realize, big money with no work is usually nonsense. Read More …

Home Owners / Claim Handling / Your Responsibility

Home Owners / Claim Handling / Your Responsibility. If you experienced damage to your home you should take the necessary action to protect the property from further damage and start the process of filing a claim to repair your property. Florida Statutes 627.7142 outlines your responsibilities as a homeowners insurance policy holder. Read More …

Melbourne Regional Chamber Promotes Meg Richey to Executive Vice President

Melbourne Regional Chamber Promotes Richey

Melbourne, FL [February 6, 2020] – Melbourne Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the promotion of Meg Richey to Executive Vice President. Richey has been with the organization for two years as the Director of Communications & Events Read More …

3 Tips to Succeed in 2020

Without a plan, you don’t know what you want to accomplish, how you want to accomplish it, have no way to track if you’re getting there, and don’t know if it’s profitable. Read More …

Tips for a successful job search – The Phone Screen

by Alan Bernstein, SHRM-SCP In previous articles I shared how to write a compelling resume and how to get that resume in front of employers. Now I want to give you tools for the next phase of the job search process – the initial phone screen. Read More …

The Job Search – Finding a Job

by Alan Bernstein, SHRM-SCP – HR Office Savers My previous two articles talked about writing a compelling resume. For a resume to be compelling, it must be accurate, visually appealing, likeable, and content rich.  Once you are happy with your resume, you need to get Read More …

Back to School Means Back to Work

by Kim Shiver, M.Ed, Speaker, Communications Strategist Summer is coming to an end, and students are heading go back to school. It’s also a time where small business owners and employees get back to serious work. For many, summer is a time where we take Read More …

Saving money for what matters; being wise with taxes

by Financial Professional: Erin Long Don’t you just love tax season? No? Me neither. Like most of my clients, you probably recognize the necessity of taxes, but you don’t want to pay a penny more than your fair share. Before I discuss some tax efficiency Read More …

Tips for a successful job search – The Resume Part II

by Alan Bernstein, SHRM-SCP – HR Office Savers Last month I shared with you the “big picture” of writing a compelling resume. In order for a resume to be compelling, it must be accurate, visually appealing, and likeable. This month I want to talk about Read More …

Create Success Using Your Strengths

by Kim Shiver, M.Ed, Speaker, Communications Strategist   What if you could use your strengths, build on them, and focus them in a way that would make you more successful? That’s the idea behind CliftonStrengths (formerly known as StrengthsFinder). What is CliftonStrengths? CliftonStrengths was created Read More …

Do People Really Buy from those they Know, Like, and Trust?

by: Kim Shivler, M.Ed. One of the most common platitudes thrown around when it comes to selling is: “People buy from those they Know, Like, and Trust.” This is possibly the most misunderstood selling mantra touted by business coaches and floating around networking circles. Successful business development Read More …