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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 153 IDEA: Train Your Employees

Investing in training and education pays off big for you and your employees. For a modest sum, your employees can learn new skills, build confidence, and boost productivity. Subsequently, you and your business benefit from happier, healthier, and more energetic workers.

First, determine what skills they need to improve. If you are doing business overseas, maybe key employees should study a foreign language.

Would signing up for a weekly yoga or tai chi class relieve stress? Would learning a new design or financial spreadsheet program might make their work life easier?

An easy way to get started is to assign someone on your staff to go online and do the research. Review class schedules from local community ...

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