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Learning Resources

PW Consulting has produced a series of white papers to help you build your business knowledge.  Read our white papers online or download for offline learning.

Mission Statements

You may ask why you should spend the time and energy on mission and vision statements. I believe that every business, small, medium or large, benefits from a clear mission statement and an inspiring vision statement. It’s important to take the time to develop these...

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Vision Statements

Every business needs a vision. A vision statement articulates where you want your business to be in the future. An important leadership skill is being able to express your vision in such a way that inspires others to action. You probably already have a vision for your...

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Strategic Planning

Strategic Objectives: To start your Strategic Plan, first set Strategic Objectives. These are the big picture goals for the business to achieve in 3 to 5 years. First, be very clear on your target markets, by segment and geography. Then, set your goals. Be ambitious....

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Job Postings

Recruiting and retaining quality employees is one of the biggest challenges for any business. It’s important to maintain high standards throughout the recruiting and hiring process. It’s better to be shorthanded for a time than to make a poor hire. Poor hires end up...

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Resume Review and Interviewing

After posting the job, the next step in the hiring process, is reviewing resumes. You may receive a lot of resumes. How do you get through them all? The first thing to look for is whether or not the candidate has the required skills and experience. Besides meeting the...

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Training and Development

Setting Expectations: The starting point for all training and development is aligning on expectations. You need to clearly state what is expected of the employee and the employee needs to express his or her expectations of you and the company. A good place to begin is...

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Retaining Quality Employees

Once you’ve recruited, hired, trained and developed high quality employees, how do you retain them? How you run the business and the environment you create are the most powerful retention tools: Have mission and vision statements for your business. A mission statement...

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