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Spreading Positive Influence in The Office

This month kicked off our Spreading Positive Influence Series where our clients discussed the ways in which we have positively influenced them and their business. We believe it is not only important to influence your clients but to influence your team! It’s important to be a positive influence to the

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Managing Cliques on Teams

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the I in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. One example of leaders being tested on their ability to create and maintain a positive company culture is when we see cliques develop on teams. Grouping with those who are like us is only

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Normalize Pronouns in the Workplace to Improve Culture

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the I in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. One topic that is close to my heart is the topic of diversity, and it seems to keep coming up. It’s been at the forefront of discussions for the past two+ years, leaving the

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BizVision: How We Help Business Owners Identify Problems

BizVision is IA Business Advisors’ comprehensive business management program. It’s the proprietary tool we use to help business owners identify their business problems. BizVision is more than just a tool; it is an ideology that allows us to identify needs and make recommendations towards resolution of any detected problem areas.

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Does Your Business Need a Fractional Team Member?

For over 25 years, we have offered our clients, what we like to call, on-your-shoulder executive support, but you probably know of this service by its more common names: fractional executive solutions, fractional C-suite, or fractional team member. But what exactly does this mean? Fractional, meaning something used for a

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Your Business Doctor

When you have an issue with your body, you choose the appropriate doctor to see. If your mouth hurts, you see a dentist; if your feeling unwell and don’t know why, you see a primary care physician. But have you ever considered where you’re supposed to go when the health

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Salesperson vs Sales Professional

Written by: Adam Koleno When you think of a salesperson, what is the first image that pops into your head? Some may see a sleazy car salesman with a half-burnt cigarette dangling out of his mouth, a relentless furniture store saleswoman that won’t let you just look around, or even

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Illinois Workplace Transparency Act

Effective January 1, 2020, all employers who contract with employees and non-employees (including all contractors) should review, and likely revise, all employment agreements, including separation/severance agreements because all noncompliant agreements will now be void. Here are the three types of agreements regulated: Employment agreements containing nondisclosure or nondisparagement provisions Employment

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Illinois Human Rights Act Amendments

There were three key changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act, effective January 1, 2020. The three key changes are as follows: Expanded prohibition of harassment and discrimination Requires employers to report on adverse judgments and settlements Requires employers to provide annual sexual harassment training Specifics of sexual harassment training

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Get Your Business Prescription

When you are ready to have a clear view (BizVision) of your company and tackle any of the business issues that are hurting your potential viability, contact your business doctor, IA Business Advisors.