Are you prepared for the next business disruption?

This article was published as part of the Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust, an invitation-only network of influential business leaders, experts, executives and entrepreneurs.  If you had told me at the end of the year that the government would shut down nearly every business for weeks, I would have told you to go clear your head for

Seven common hiring mistakes that entrepreneurs make

This article was published as part of the Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust, an invitation-only network of influential business leaders, experts, executives and entrepreneurs.  I specialize in helping founders, entrepreneurs and small business owners find, attract and hire the talented professionals they need to be competitive in their respective markets. The types of positions my

  • Woman creating a business plan for sustaining a successful company

Ten tips for building a sustainable business

Ten Years of profitable business operations and the lessons along the way April 1, 2018 marked our 10th year in business at Goldstone Partners.  I’m reminiscing a bit and planning a big celebration for later this year – watch for more information on this!  I was talking with Annie today about what I should write

  • Entrepreneur with an Idea Aolding a Light Bulb

Entrepreneurs vs Leaders

Develop both entrepreneurship and leadership for business success For almost 10 years now I’ve had the honor of helping Entrepreneurs launch, build, grow and scale their companies. We have clients in our portfolio that have been with us since the beginning. Their journeys are fascinating to be a part of. I am amazed daily by

Tough Interview Question Series – Chapter 3

The dreaded salary discussion Unless you are independently wealthy and work because you just love it and you’re a good person, then you will likely need to talk about salary at some point in the interview process.  This is the subject that trips up even the most experienced professionals.  Let’s talk about how to talk

Tough Interview Question Series – Chapter 2

Previous Positions If you remember last month’s post, I let you know that we would spend a few cycles talking about tough interview questions and drill down a bit on how best to approach them during this highly stressful process. I polled the group and this month and we decided that talking about why you

Tough Interview Question Series – Chapter 1

Strengths and Weaknesses Everyone on the team spends time with candidates weekly – encouraging, coaching, preparing and nagging – that’s part of the job when you get to help people with their careers.  It occurred to me that you might appreciate some help getting ready for those tough interview questions so that the next time

Back to School – Back to Work!

Make the most of your fall hiring season Think about it – you have 90 days to get your 2014 hiring done before we enter the holiday season.  Average time to hire is 60 days – the bottom line – you don’t have a lot of time!  Let’s talk about how to make the most