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Five Finer Points of Succession Planning

From starting line-up to bench strength  Succession planning is the backbone of strategic human resources management. Its primary purpose is to provide information for the identification of candidates for replacement of managerial and other “key and critical” positions within the organization. … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of Employee Costs

If your business hires one new employee every quarter or less the laundry list of costs associated with hiring, onboarding, training and retaining good people might seem incidental. However, if you are like a home care company that I worked … Continue reading

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How to Find a Business Partner

Finding a business partner might be easy, but finding the right business partner, no matter what stage your business is in, may not be  as simple as you wish it to be.  Clearly, finding the wrong partner can prove catastrophic and costly in … Continue reading

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Business plan, Org chart, Enthusiasm………..check, check, check! Now set the foundation with Core Values

Most organizations begin with a business plan and an organization chart and a lot of enthusiasm, but eventually they recognize the need for a number of additional policies and devices that define who they are and drive their progress.  One of … Continue reading

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Steven B. Chesser brings his public relations background to the Skidmore team

We are very pleased and excited to include another highly skilled and experienced executive consultant to our ranks. Mr. Chesser brings an important public relations, corporate philanthropy and non-profit management expertise to our group.  His knowhow gives us considerable breadth … Continue reading

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Creating a Strategic Team Vision

                    Three stone masons of the middle ages were hard at work when a visitor came along and asked them what they were doing. The first stone mason was toiling away, sweat beading his brow. “I am cutting this … Continue reading

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Skidmore Business Solutions has signed on with the integrated media services organization ASTRALCOM, LLC, a leader in e-marketing with a full offering of creative advertising services.  We are proud and excited to partner with the ASTRALCOM team. “I have worked with … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Neophyte Blogger:

I am learning that promoting ones consulting business is not a laid-back and stress free undertaking.  Apparently writing a blog to place before your audience is a broadly accepted means of such marketing, but what if you have little or no … Continue reading

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