2016 Texas & Colorado Voting Guide – Sample Ballot – Where to Vote

  You can find all the information you need for voting by reviewing the website links below. TEXAS TEXAS VOTING INFORMATION: http://www.votetexas.gov/voting/what/ TEXAS SAMPLE BALLOT (GENERAL ELECTION) :  http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/2016-sample-ballot.pdf FIND OUT IF YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE: https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do FIND OUT WHERE YOU VOTE: https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do   COLORADO    COLORADO GENERAL VOTING INFORMATION: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/electionInfo.html COLORADO SAMPLE BALLOT:  http://ballot.mytimetovote.com/colorado.html COLORADO – AM […]

Nov. 4 – Week’s Best – Trump v Clinton on Small Business | Power of Praise | Top 50 Apps This Year

  Well, it’s here … next Tuesday America elects a new president.  Who do small business owners prefer?  According to a recent October report in US News & World Report, Small Business Owners Prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton by 59-41% … and that was before Obamacare premiums spiked 25%, on average, across the board […]

The Power of Sincere Praise in Employee Performance

    5.6 to 1 – that is the magic formula.  Why is that number important?  According to Harvard Business Review, it represents the ratio between sincere praise and criticism in companies with high performing teams.  And, that number is stark in its contrast with average or low-performing teams.  In this job market, where one […]

Oct 28 – eESI Week’s Best – 12 Ways to Keep Great Employees | Obamacare Premiums Rise 25% | Cyber-Security | Scientists Discover CO2 to Ethanol Conversion

  In the News … Well, Halloween is on Monday, but the scarier issue may be Obamacare.  The White House announced that Obamcare Premiums Are Rising 25%, on average, in 2016 – that story in Business Insider … October is also Cyber-Security month, and recent findings suggest that it is now time all small business owners addressed how […]

Oct 25- Cyber-Security: An Issue All Businesses Need to Address

60% of U.S. businesses will experience a breach of sensitive data this year, and 68% of funds compromised by cyber security issues are uncoverable, according to a recent article entitled, 28 Cyber Security Statistics that Will Inspire You (to protect yourself).  Cyber Security has become a significant problem for U.S. business, as evidenced by the 150% growth […]

October 21 – eESI Week’s Best | Your FLSA OT Guide | Healthcare Quagmire | OSHA’s Top 10 | The Walmart Pay Experiment

  Welcome to the fall, and the end of the presidential debates.  Just a couple of weeks until our next president is elected … It’s also now just about 5-6 weeks before the new FLSA Overtime Rule takes effect.  We’ve just completed a series of 9 short briefs on everything you need to know, but […]

October 18 – New FLSA Overtime Rules are Coming Dec. 1 – Avoid Penalties with Our FREE FLSA OT Guide

The New FLSA Overtime Rules are Coming December 1, 2016 … Are You Ready?     On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a new rule regarding overtime wage payment in the United States. This new rule will more than double the salary threshold that employees must meet in order to […]

FLSA OT RULE SERIES – What You Need to Know | Part 1: What’s Changing for Employers?

INTRODUCTION  On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a new rule regarding overtime wage payment in the United States. This new rule will more than double the salary threshold that employees must meet in order to qualify for an overtime wage payment exemption—a change that could affect more than 4 million workers across the […]

October 7, 2016 – eESI Week’s Best – Colorado CEO Forum, ‘Same-Side’ Selling for Powerful Sales | Business Hurricane Guide | Toxic Employees | Creating Your Personal Brand

         In the News, Hurricane Matthew makes its way up the southeastern coast of the U.S..  It is a good time for Texas and Colorado businesses to review how to prepare for a hurricane or natural disaster.  We’ve taken the business preparation page from the the U.S. Weather.gov website to provide you a […]