Each Spring, beginning in Februray, I have been working with entrepreneurs in Westchester County to help them take their business to the next level. The program was originally called The Acadamy for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
Later on the Workforce Investment Board for Westchester/Putnam provided money for the program with the purpose of providing more jobs. In essence, the business grows and then has to take on more people. The employment picture just like the real estate picture has changed since 2009. While we don't want to refer to people as "thin inventory" this is essentially what is happening especially in Westchester County, NY.
While the program focuses on the whole entrepreneur and every area of the business I find that their biggest problems are now recruitment and retention. We spend much time on the EVP (Employee Value Proposition) as well as located required talent. Communication is important and I have been asked to kick off each year's program on DISC assessment and preferred communication styles.
We just had our coaching and teaching team meeting and are ready to kick it off on February 13th.
If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive please contact me.