In the early years of our business, my husband did the sales. He was pretty good at selling but he absolutely hated it. He was tremendously relieved when I came on-board at Raven Machine & Tool and took over the sales and marketing. Read More
In a previous life I was a headhunter. I scoured the region looking for just the right people to fill jobs. Applicants were screened and tested and interviewed. Only the best two or three got “live” interviews. The role I played was mostly detective; the higher the position, the deeper I dug. It was pretty easy to ferret out the fakes back then, privacy laws were non-existent and previous employers told the truth, and expected the same courtesy in return. Read More
Kevin loved working on cars and had a knack for making even the roughest running rust bucket purr like a kitten. But even more than fixing cars, he loved building cars – race cars. He enjoyed welding roll cages, reinforcing fenders, upgrading chassis and narrowing rear ends. It was his passion. Read More
I had lunch recently with Sam (not his real name) who owns a property development business. He company purchases land all over the country, usually close to college campuses. Their specialty is building apartments for student housing. They would own and manage the properties for a few years and then sell them. Life was good for a long time — and then it wasn’t. Read More
For goodness sake, pay attention!
The secret to keeping good employees (Hint: It isn’t money)
Put your credit card away; It won’t work on this.