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Awake at 2 o’clock? is, and has been since 2008, my writings on the myriad of roles of a business owner. It covers the day-to-day realities of running a company; marketing, sales, management, finance, leadership and planning. While I clearly write from a pro-entrepreneurial point of view, the articles focus on practical advice and experiences that include all aspects of business.

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Employee Peer Review: The Internal Market
There are various approaches to employee peer review. Comprehensive multi-level feedback, top-down and bottom-up comparisons, and even the lightening fast Stoplight 360 I wrote about here a few years ago. In may instances, however, the most powerful rating system is … Continue reading → The post Employee Peer Review: The Internal [...]
Sun, Jul 31, 2016
Selling Your Business: Money isn't Everything
When I was a kid my mother said “Money isn't everything” in response to every envious glance at another kid's stuff. As I became successful enough to afford things for my children, I reversed the meaning. “Money isn't everything” became … Continue reading → The post Selling Your Business: Money isn't [...]
Sun, Jul 24, 2016
Employees Who Make Bad Choices
Employees who make bad choices in their personal lives usually create problems in the workplace. Should you take their issues outside of the business into consideration when hiring or assigning responsibility? The legal answer of course, is “no. The post Employees Who Make Bad Choices appeared first on Awake at 2 [...]
Sun, Jul 17, 2016
Selling to Employees: Is Your Exit Strategy Right in Front of You?
When I interview a prospective client for exit planning assistance, we usually explore selling to employees. The first reaction is always “That won't work. They don't have any money. The post Selling to Employees: Is Your Exit Strategy Right in Front of You? appeared first on Awake at 2 o'clock? | [...]
Sun, Jul 10, 2016
Employee Experience: Is Bigger Better?
Small businesses provide much of the initial employee experience. We take younger folks and teach them decent work habits like showing up every day, being on time, and working to deadlines. As owners, our personal skills may not be sufficient. The post Employee Experience: Is Bigger Better? appeared first on Awake [...]
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

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