What Are Your Competitors Doing?

Dear M & M: I am curious and wondering why should I take the time to find out about what my competitors are doing? – Betty Dear Betty: I cannot stress the importance to know everything about the market(s) you are in or about to enter. The first step is to identify who your competitors…

Motivate & Keep Good Employees

Dear M & M: I am having a hard time motivating and keeping good employees. What can I do? – Jan Dear Jan: It isn’t always about the paycheck. Many studies continually show an employer must provide some intrinsic motivators or at least allow and encourage some to exist within your organization. Intrinsic motivators are sometimes…

Being A More Successful Manager

Ask M & M: How can I be a more successful manager? – David Dear David: One of the simplest and perhaps all-inclusive definition of management comes from BusinessDictionary.com, which says that management is the organization and coordination of the activities of a business in order to achieve defined objectives. I have always felt the role of…

Conducting Better Meetings With Employees

Dear M & M: How can I conduct a better meeting with my employees? – Debbie Dear Debbie: Meetings are a fact of organizational life. If used correctly depending on the situation a group of people can accomplish more than one person. One has to define the purpose of the meeting before any meeting. Is…

Sales Tax In Arizona

Dear M & M: I am opening a business any have some questions concerning sales taxes in Arizona.  Can you give me some general ideas on where to go for help? Angie. Dear Angie: In Arizona, it is called a transition privilege tax (TPT). The tax is on the privilege of doing business in Arizona.…