Jon Forknell

The CARES Act Loan Forgiveness Requires Keeping Your Employees, But How?

In a time of terrible uncertainty, some businesses are fully open, some are limited, and many more are completely closed. The vast majority are looking for ways to remain a viable business after the economy ramps back up. However, it is unclear and uncertain how long this will take and what it really takes to […]
April 15, 2020 118 Reads share

The CARES Act Loan Forgiveness Requires Keeping Your Employees, But How?

In a time of terrible uncertainty, some businesses are fully open, some are limited, and many more are completely closed. The vast majority are looking for ways to remain a viable business after the economy ramps back up. However, it is unclear and uncertain how long this will take and what it really takes to […]
April 4, 2020 47 Reads share

Sharing Business Ownership with Employees

CBS Sunday morning recently did an expose on Bob’s Red Mill, producer of myriad stone-ground grains. He started the business in his 50’s after reading an inspiring book. This owner, now 93 years old, has built a business worth over $100 million, and he has begun to share ownership with his employees. This is clearly […]
March 5, 2020 65 Reads share

5 Business Risks That Keep CEO’s Awake at Night

Most CEO’s that I know don’t sleep much. They travel extensively, take meetings at all hours, and seldom shut down. This is probably the typical personal nature of those who strive for high-level leadership positions. Most seem to thrive on challenges that businesses have, create and produce, and the demands they make on leadership. Business […]
December 4, 2019 102 Reads share

Management

5 Ways to Get Your Employees Out of the Office

The question isn’t whether you should let your team members escape the office. The question is rather, how can you encourage your employees to leave their desk and take a more modern approach to work?
December 1, 2019 1,551 Reads share

Taking Care of Your Business When You’re Taking Care of Your Parents

Entrepreneurs are a different breed. If you are one, then you know the many ways you stand out from others in the workforce. You are constantly planning the next steps for your success. Every conversation is an opportunity to network and expand your knowledge. One single job or client bores you because there is not […]
November 21, 2019 195 Reads share

Make Your Trade Show Booth Dollars = More Sales

Trade shows can be grueling, both as an exhibitor and as an attendee. Exhibitors spend thousands of dollars on space, rentals, furniture, employees, flights, hotels, and more. And attendees are often lost in a maze of aisles, giveaways, mixers, and educational seminars. It can be difficult to stand out in the hubbub surrounding entertainment, sponsored […]
October 14, 2019 388 Reads share
Business Plan: Stay on Course by Revisiting It

Your Business Plan: Stay on Course by Revisiting It

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re probably a workaholic too. They do seem to go together in the hard-driving worlds of business creation, growth, and development. You’re probably working every day to bring your dreams to fruition and develop a viable business that meets your needs. Is it what you planned when you started out? What […]
August 27, 2019 296 Reads share