10 Tips for Hiring Great Employees

Hiring the right employee and keeping them engaged is the secret to a successful business. Your employees are the lifeblood of the company and each one of them contributes to the success of your business. You must make sure that each new hire is the best that you can find within the required time … [Read more...]

Too Much To Do? Too Little Time?

Are you always rushing to catch up? Do you have an enormous “To Do’ list that seems to grow each day? Getting a Personal Assistant is a step in the right direction! At Summit PA we provide affordable personal assistants (PA) to busy individuals who need 3- 40 hours of support per week.  Your PA … [Read more...]

7 Practical Things A Small Business Owner Can Do To Boost Employee Morale

Creating high morale in your team should be the goal of every business owner or manager.  Teams with high morale are more productive, make fewer mistakes, and have less employee turnover. An effective leader has a pulse on the morale of their team and makes the necessary adjustments to ensure that … [Read more...]

Steps To Take When An Employee Quits

Sooner or later one of your employees will resign.  Sometimes as a manager you are caught off guard while other times you might see the signs.  Regardless, the best way to handle a resignation is to have a procedure in place and handle the process as professionally as possible. Here are steps you … [Read more...]

7 C’s: How to Hire Great Employees

As your small business grows you come to a point where you must add extra hands to keep the momentum going.  Hiring the right employee goes beyond matching their skills to your job description. Staffing a small business is a critical step and you must have a strategy in place or you will learn the … [Read more...]

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for Small Employers

As a small employer, do you know that you qualify for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit that will put money in your pocket?  This credit also applies to non-profit organizations. For tax years 2010 through 2013, the maximum credit is 35 percent for small business employers and 25 percent for … [Read more...]

7 Ways Staffing Agencies Can Save You MONEY

One of the many benefits of using a staffing company is to reduce your operating costs.  Here are 7 ways your small business  can reduce your costs directly or indirectly. 1) Convert Fixed Costs to Variable Costs:   For some positions in your company you could save money by converting your “Fixed … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Hire a Staffing Company vs. Hiring a Direct Employee

Most small business owners are not aware of the tremendous benefits of leveraging the services of a staffing company.  Many owners have a vague recollection of working with a temp in their corporate life in a larger company but are unaware of how staffing companies can help their smaller … [Read more...]

Why a Personal Assistant may be right for you!

If you are a busy professional that never seems to have enough hours in a day, hiring a Personal Assistant can be a step in the right direction.  With a PA you can be more productive, reduce your stress level, and most of all spend your time on what matters. Celebrities and famous people have … [Read more...]

The NOT To-do list

One of my favorite productivity techniques is the “NOT To-do list” unlike its cousin the To-do list the longer this list gets the less intimidating it becomes.  There are many tasks that end up on your plate that don’t impact your goals but adversely affect your time.  So what do you do with the … [Read more...]