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Why Growing Small Firms Is So Painful

Why Growing Small Firms Is So Painful

Getting your company off the ground to a sustainable place should be the hardest part of starting a company, right? That’s what many think, and yet the growing pains and problems that occur within larger organizations go unaddressed until it’s too late. Rick was a recent guest on XeniumHR's Human Resources for Small Business podcast, hosted by Brandon Laws and they discuss the common issues companies experience when they grow from 10 employees to 20 employees and beyond, and how they can lay the groundwork for a successful organization – no matter its ultimate size.

The Messy, Perilous Journey: Why You Must Read "Shoe Dog"

The Messy, Perilous Journey: Why You Must Read "Shoe Dog"

I’ve long been of the opinion that emotional intelligence (EQ) is one of the hardest skills to acquire. But with it, it’s a heck of a lot easier to admit what you don’t know. And ask for help. And seek out mentors, advisors, and people smarter than yourself. To share your dream with others and then trust they can help you figure out how to execute it. Phil Knight’s EQ is on full display throughout the founding of Nike and in his candor retelling the story some 50+ years later.

Register Now: 2016 Economic and Leadership Summit

Register Now: 2016 Economic and Leadership Summit

From workforce and employee engagement issues to changing technology to the skyrocketing real estate market, business leaders face an ever-shifting array of challenges and opportunities today. Constant awareness and evolution are vital to staying ahead of the curve and continually gaining momentum.

Please join us for the fifth annual Leadership and Economic Summit on November 29, 2016 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. We've gathered some of the region's most successful business leaders to share how they're approaching today's challenges, offer insight on their success, and discuss what's ahead in 2017.

2014 Leadership & Economic Summit

2014 Leadership & Economic Summit

Every business leader today, no matter the industry, faces the challenge of keeping up with advancing technology trends while staying competitive in a shifting economy. Here in Oregon, where the pioneering spirit still prevails, the thriving sectors of food, healthcare, and technology are leading the way.

The 2014 Leadership & Economic Summit will feature a keynote address from economist John Mitchell, followed by a panel discussion with business leaders from three very different industries all of whom are challenging and disrupting their markets in profound and original ways. Listen in as Dave Sanders of ZoomCare, Frank Helle of Axian Software, and Jeff Harvey of Burgerville discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with embracing unique business models to create success in today's consumer-driven markets.

Webinar: Getting to Excellence & Growing Your Market Share

Webinar: Getting to Excellence & Growing Your Market Share

Finding your business's sweet spot can be as elusive as a snow leopard or an albino gorilla. Like most leaders, you're on a quest to move your company towards growth and greater success. But how do you best focus your efforts to actually make that happen? In this webinar you'll be challenged to rethink conventional business wisdom and achieve excellence by aligning your passions and talents with market opportunities.