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6 Signs A Great Employee is Going to Leave

by Tim AustinDecember 15, 2015 8:00 AM

Having a good employee leave can come as a shock. However, some workers show signs when they are thinking of moving on to a new company. Here are six signs that a good employee might be on his or her way out.

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11 Books Small Business Owners Should Read

by Tim AustinDecember 8, 2015 8:00 AM

No matter how long you’ve been in business, it’s never too late to learn. Fortunately, other business people have shared secrets to success over the years. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or need some gift ideas for the holidays, here are 11 books that all small business owners should read.

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Social Selling Tips: Facebook Edition

by Tim AustinNovember 17, 2015 8:00 AM

Facebook is about more than checking to see what your online friends are doing. Numerous businesses maintain an official page to help expand brand awareness and drum up new leads.

However, with all of the users and businesses currently on Facebook, you’ll need to spend some time on your page in order to build your audience. Here are some tips to help you get your business page noticed.

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Social Selling Tips: SlideShare Edition

by Tim AustinNovember 10, 2015 8:00 AM

SlideShare may not have the same notoriety as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, but the social platform can still be a valuable tool for businesses. As a visual medium, SlideShare gives you the opportunity to show people your message in addition to giving them something to read. Here are some tips to help you use SlideShare as a social selling tool for your business.

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Social Selling Tips: LinkedIn Edition

by Tim AustinOctober 27, 2015 8:00 AM

Unlike other massive social networks like Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn is dedicated to professionals. Over 40 million users in a variety of industries have profiles on the network, giving you potential access to several new business leads.

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Social Selling Tips: Twitter Edition

by Tim AustinOctober 20, 2015 8:00 AM

Hundreds of millions of people use Twitter, offering you plenty of potential to find customers in need of your services. Due to the volume and variety of content shared each and every day, Twitter can be overwhelming at first, but a little guidance can go a long way. Here are some tips for finding potential opportunities on the social platform.

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Five More Ways to Reward Employees

by Tim AustinJuly 28, 2015 8:00 AM

Sometimes simple gifts or notes won’t cut it when it comes to rewarding an employee. Earlier this month, we provided nine gift ideas and eight free suggestions for good employees, but this post is for bosses who are looking for some alternative ways to show a worker just how much they mean to a company.

Consider some alternative ideas for rewarding employees, such as letting them work from home for a day.

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What It’s Like to Work for GMS: The INTERNal Perspective

by Tim AustinJuly 23, 2015 8:00 AM

The road to getting an internship can be a rough one, especially if it is your first. If you were anything like me, you went to career fair after career fair, booth to booth, one person to the next, and before you knew it you were pretty overwhelmed by the entire process. 

As a sales and marketing double major, I was lucky to have my choice of several companies to complete my university mandated internship. The original ten offers quickly dwindled as I ran them past my internship expectations - pay, experience, and environment. It was obvious after my GMS interviews with the Richfield Sales Manager, David Swift, and the VP of Sales, Tim Austin, that I had found the internship my classmates could only dream about.

Find out what it’s like to intern at GMS from our Summer 2015 Sales Intern Erin Seiler.

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Eight More Ways to Reward Employees

by Tim AustinJuly 21, 2015 8:00 AM

As we mentioned earlier this month, it’s good to reward your employees. However, sometimes you want to reward an employee, but you have a strict budget. Even if you don’t have a spare few bucks to spend, there are plenty of ways to show your appreciation to a worker without having to take out your wallet. 

Even simple rewards can make an employee feel appreciated.

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Nine Ways to Reward Employees

by Tim AustinJuly 14, 2015 8:00 AM

A happy employee is a good employee. Rewarding employees for their hard work shows that you appreciate them, which can in turn give them extra motivation to not only maintain their quality of work, but exceed it.

Whether you’re rewarding one particular employee or a group of people, a special gift or show of thanks can make a big difference.

Reward good employees to show your appreciation.

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