company culture

Motivating Small Business Employees

By Peter / December 28, 2023

It’s no secret that small businesses have a hard time competing with larger businesses when it comes to insuring that company employees are motivated. Small business owners often can’t offer their employees the same salaries, benefits, and perks that bigger businesses can use to encourage motivation. Without motivated employees, it can be difficult to achieve […]

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ProValet Founder & CEO Peter Wasmer Joins Leadership Powered by Common Sense Podcast

By Peter / December 20, 2023

ProValet Founder & CEO Peter Wasmer joined Doug Thorpe’s Leadership Powered by Common Sense Podcast. The discussion focused on his entrepreneurial journey and the exciting new ways that ProValet is using technology to revolutionize service businesses. Listen to the full episode on You Tube:  

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How to Dazzle Your Small Business Customers This Holiday Season

By Peter / December 14, 2023

The holidays are a wonderful time of year. But for small businesses, they can also be a bit stressful. After all, you want your customers and employees to have the best possible experience during this festive season. Here are a few tips on how to dazzle your small business employees and customers this holiday season: […]

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How to Talk to Your Small Business Customers so They Listen

By Peter / December 7, 2023

One of the top complaints that customers have about small business owners is that they don’t listen. Customers want to be heard and they want their concerns to be addressed. Interestingly, small business owners have a similar complaint since they often find it difficult to engage customers, especially when they’re bombarded with so many marketing […]

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How Technology Can Help a Family Business Evolve into the Second Generation & Beyond

By Peter / November 30, 2023

Family businesses have been the backbone of society for centuries, providing stability and continuity through difficult times. According to Cornell University, the average life span of a family-owned business is 24 years (, 2010). About 40% of U.S. family-owned businesses transition into a second-generation, approximately 13% are passed down successfully to a third generation, while […]

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How to Save Time and Money on Your Field Services Team

By Peter / November 23, 2023

Field service businesses can be notoriously wasteful and expensive, typically due to no fault of a hard-working owner. After all, there are a limited number of hours in each day, on-going fires to put out, and incredible daily pressure – just to mention a few of the many challenges business owners face daily. The many […]

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Innovative Ideas to Make Your Business Stand Out and Encourage Growth

By Peter / November 16, 2023

If you’re a business owner, innovation is an important key to success and gaining new customers. Whether you’re having a great day, or a bad one, you need to constantly be thinking of creative new ways to improve your products or services for customers and stay ahead of the competition so that customers keep coming […]

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How to Deal with Problem Employees at Your Small Business

By Peter / November 2, 2023

When it comes to toxic employees, it’s important to take a proactive approach. This means being aware of the signs of a problematic employee and addressing the problem before it becomes too big. Some common signs of a toxic employee include: – Chronic absenteeism – Excessive tardiness – Poor performance – Negative attitude – Lack […]

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It’s 10 a.m., Do You Know Where Your Employees Are While They’re on the Job?

By Peter / October 26, 2023

If you’re like most small business owners, tracking your employees is probably not at the top of your to-do list. But if you want to be sure that your employees are where they’re supposed to be while they are on the job, and not wasting time (and your money), then tracking their whereabouts is a […]

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Is Your Small Business Stuck in A Rut? If the Answer is Yes, Don’t Despair

By Peter / October 19, 2023

If your small business feels like it’s in a rut, don’t despair. It may be time to make some changes. This can be a scary prospect, but sometimes change is necessary. Take a step back to assess the situation The first step is to take a step back and search for ways to assess the […]

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