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- Lake Barrington Field House has been acquired by the Canlan Ice Sports Group and is now Canlan Sportsplex Lake Barrington (IL).
- Kids, Incorporated (TX) is celebrating 70 years of youth sports with a video series featuring people who have participated in their sports.
- Equipment provider GARED held a college basketball bracket challenge for sports facilities with the winner getting free freight for the rest of 2015.
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USIndoor Members-Only Archive
The USIndoor Members-Only Archive has been updated to include 16 recent articles. Some of the articles added include:
- When a Competitor Moves Nearby
- Hiring a Management Company
- High Velocity Sports, 10-Year Retrospective
- Indoor Soccer Refereeing: Intent vs. Conduct, by David Simmons
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4 Signs That It's Time to Say Goodbye to a Bad Employee
By Anne Rose
You have a relatively new employee or independent contractor working for you. You've done training, enlisted a mentor to help this person and spent countless hours advising her on best practices. Yet there are still persistent deficiencies that leave you dissatisfied with her work. When do you pull the plug and say, "Goodbye. This isn't working out."? When do you admit that more training isn't going to solve the problems? Here are four signs that your employee isn't going to perform to your expectations — ever.
A Dozen Deductions for Your Small Business
Bankrate via FOX Business
Small-business tax rule No. 1: Don't mess with the IRS. But that doesn't mean you should cheat yourself. Take every legal deduction you can. Here are a dozen that even savvy small-business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes forget.
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Infographic: Why You Should Be Marketing With Social Media
By Kaylee Nelson
For as long as there have been businesses, there has been the promotion of those businesses. Business owners have always faced the challenge of how to get new customers through the door. Thus, the concept of marketing is not a new one — but the methods in how to do so are constantly evolving. First, it was catalogs and print ads, then radio and television, then static websites — and finally social media. Marketing through social media today is more valuable than ever in more ways than one. Check out this infographic to see how.
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Negotiating the Operating Costs as Rent
By Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
When it comes to negotiating commercial leases and renewals, there are aspects of operating costs that can indeed be changed to the tenant's favor (although most commercial real estate professionals may tell you otherwise). The landlord wants to make sure that tenants pay for all the operating costs for the property — there's nothing unusual about that. But when we do operating cost reviews for groups of tenants in a building, we frequently find that the tenants are subsidizing capital improvements that the landlord is using to increase property value.
How to Get Your Team to Coach Each Other
Harvard Business Review
No one grows as a leader without the support of other people. Effective peer-to-peer coaching can offer the encouragement people need to overcome the fear of starting something new. Peer coaches, like professional coaches, can also hold their "clients" accountable for moving in a new direction. Setting up a peer-to-peer coaching network on the team you manage can accelerate your team's learning.
Is Problem Solving A Problem For Your Employees?
By Jessica Taylor
According to a 2010 Critical Skills Survey, employers say they need employees who are equipped with skills beyond the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic to grow their business. In other words, you need two main skills: critical thinking and problem solving. But some employees aren't confident in their preparation and answers to problems. So how can they get the confidence back? We know encountering problems is inevitable in the workplace, but how do we solve them effectively?
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