Category : Career

No Matter How Scary, Your Business Has to Change to Survive

At Simon Associates Management Consultants, we work with so many companies that resist change that we’ve been digging deeper into our own research, the work of Blue Ocean Strategists® W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, and the vast psychology and…

0 Comments / 12 View / December 29, 2017

Employer Rights and Limitations in Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law

Pennsylvania joins a long list of states that recently approved the use of medical marijuana for therapeutic purposes. In fact, Pennsylvania officially became the 24th state in the country to do so. The main objective of this new law is…

0 Comments / 22 View / December 29, 2017

Year-End Tax-Planning Checklist for Small Businesses

As we get closer to the end of the fiscal year, we become consumed with thinking about taxes. For this reason, year-end is a perfect time to think about business planning for the upcoming year. Given that you’re already in…

0 Comments / 55 View / December 1, 2017

What’s the Difference between Marketing and Advertising?

“What’s the difference between marketing and advertising?” As a marketing agency, you would think that we’d receive this question quite a bit, but in all honesty, we don’t. Many organizations and individuals talk about advertising and marketing in the same…

0 Comments / 35 View / December 1, 2017

Why Women Over 50 Should Join Nonprofit Boards

Serving on the board of a nonprofit is a wonderful, enriching experience, especially for women who are in their 50s (like me) or older. Aside from the joy of working for the public good, it can broaden your resumé and…

0 Comments / 60 View / October 31, 2017

Protecting Your Trademarks in Social Media

Use of social media has exploded in recent years. With people spending ever more time online, and fewer “captive audiences” tied to network television, companies increasingly turn to social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to promote their…

0 Comments / 71 View / October 31, 2017

Why a Small-Business Owner Should Hire an Attorney

It is not uncommon for business owners to look for legal assistance only in times of distress. For small-business owners, however, this could be a costly mistake in some situations, or an end to their business in others. Regardless of…

0 Comments / 46 View / October 1, 2017

So What Does a Sales Manager Really Do?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics says that a sales manager directs an organization’s sales team. Information on the bureau’s website indicates that in 2014 there were 376,300 sales manager positions in the U.S., and that number…

0 Comments / 30 View / October 1, 2017

Plated Meals, Food Bars, Global Flavors, and Bite-sized Treats— What’s Taking Center Stage at Corporate Events?

Whether the corporate event is a seminar or conference, a company retreat or an appreciation event, a teambuilding experience or a product launch, the food and drink are essential components to its overall success. No matter the event’s purpose or…

0 Comments / 52 View / August 31, 2017

Truly Together: Teambuilding Events for the 21st Century

Most co-workers are together eight hours a day. That’s 40 hours a week—sometimes more. Right? Or are we truly “together”? How much time do we really spend with each other, reaping the subtle communication benefits of face-to-face interaction? In 2017,…

0 Comments / 31 View / August 31, 2017