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How to Determine if the Small Business Management Program is Right for Your Architecture, Contractor, or Engineering Business

As an architect, contractor or engineer, you’re expected to be an expert in your field who delivers quality work. However, your educational pursuits and years of on-the-job experience working for someone else probably didn’t prepare you to own and operate your small business. You are a pro in CAD software, but a novice when it comes to accounting programs.

The truth is running a business is never as easy as costs versus profits. To help your small business grow, you’ll need to brush up your small business management knowledge.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, business, Management

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Remote & Industrial Paramedic?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 23, 2016

Remote and industrial paramedics serve patients in remote, industrial and maritime locations. These locations don’t have easy access to hospitals or medical care, making the remote paramedic essential to health.

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Topics: Healthcare, Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Why Personality Assessments are Valuable and How to Use Them in the Workplace

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on September 20, 2016

As an employer, you can better understand your employees’ traits and roles within your organization by using personality tests. Personality tests can be extremely valuable to all employers across many different industries and organizations.

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Topics: Professional Development, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Communications, Leadership, Management

Useful Tips for Effectively Leading Multicultural Teams

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on September 14, 2016

The world is globalizing at an increasing rate, and trends don’t show signs of this slowing down any time soon. Here in the United States, we’re increasingly becoming a more diverse nation with every business industry consisting of a large variety of people from different cultures, life experiences, family types, generations, and more. This is why the ability to work across technologies, borders and cultures has become so important.

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Topics: Professional Development, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership, Management

How to Make More Retail Sales at Holiday Markets: Part 2

Holiday season is quickly approaching, and for many retail businesses this time of year has the potential to make or break the entire year financially. It’s vital to start preparing as early as possible, so you don’t leave any potential sales or revenue on the table after the holidays are over. 

Holiday sales make up about 18 percent of overall annual retail sales, and in 2016 those numbers are  expected to grow around 3.7 percent. Combine this with recent evidence that a growing majority of American consumers favor buying and shopping local, and it’s no wonder holiday craft fairs have seen a boom in recent years.

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Topics: Small Business, Retail, Starting a Business, Growing a Business

How to Make More Retail Sales at Holiday Markets: Part 1

The Holidays are such an important time of year for small businesses. For many, especially in retail, the Holidays may make or break the entire financial year. Craft fairs and holiday markets have become popular among both consumers and small businesses during this time. But are businesses doing all they can to maximize their retail sales from holiday markets?

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, Retail, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership, Management, Starting a Business, Growing a Business

5 Mental and Behavioral Health Courses Every Healthcare Professional Could Benefit From Taking

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 09, 2016

As a healthcare professional, you will work with a variety of cultural groups, patient populations, and varying psychological diagnoses. Therefore, taking advantage of mental and behavioral health courses to improve your knowledge and skills will increase your success when working with different groups of people. The PCC Institute for Health Professionals offers five mental and behavioral health courses that can improve your competency as a healthcare professional.

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Topics: Professional Development, Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health, Communications

Life of a Medical Coder, Part 2: Top Characteristics Needed to be a Happy, Successful Medical Coder

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 07, 2016

Medical coding is a field you may not have looked into, but it’s one of the best fields in today’s job market for keeping your skillset relevant. If you’re detail oriented, and enjoy the variety of working both with teams and independently, then being a medical coder could be the right job for you. But why become a medical coder?

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, medical coding

Life of a Medical Coder, Part 1: The What and Why for Getting into the Field

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 02, 2016

You might not realize it, but medical coders are some of the most ever-present workers at any healthcare facility (especially hospitals). Medical coders wear a variety of hats, from reading through a patient’s medical records from their most recent appointment, to admitting and discharging individuals.and applying coding rules and government regulations to complete the case .

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, medical coding

Don't Be a Stat: How to Avoid Expensive Mistakes Many New Retail Business Owners Make

Owning your own retail business can be an exciting, albeit challenging, undertaking. When you look around at some of the larger brands you can see how shifts in consumer behavior and brand loyalty has changed the success and trajectory of a once rather predictable industry. For instance, Wal-Mart announced earlier this year that they would close 269 locations in 2016, accounting for roughly three percent of their stores.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, Retail, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership, Management, Starting a Business, Growing a Business

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