HR Business Weekly: Air date – April 23, 2017
Watch the entire episode here.
*Regent University professor Dr. Jeff Hayman on what to do if your business gets hacked.
If you get hacked, go back to the last backup you did create for your website.
“If you have any backup at all, that’s a good thing.”
Be careful of any interaction you or your employees have with outside forces that could put malware on your computer – whether it’s on social media or through email.
Connect with Dr. Hayman here.
*Carol Curtis with Noah Enterprises.
She started in the accounting department and moved into project management and then construction.
“I had the opportunity to work on a job site and absolutely fell in love with it.”
“I had been very blessed to work with great contractors. I wanted to take the best of each of those and build something on it.”
That’s how Noah Enterprises was born.
“If you’re going to be in business, you gotta understand business.”
60 employees at one time, now at 38.
Went through the government’s 8A program.
“We take all that knowledge we learned from the government side and take that and incorporate that and do exactly what the program is all about, which is getting out there and succeeding in the commercial and government world.”
On staying motivated in business:
“Don’t get defeated.”
Connect with Noah Enterprises here.
*Phil Decker, owner of D’Egg.
How do you handle losing parking, clients, customers and access to customers when a building explodes next door to your restaurant?
Phil Decker had to figure this out over the last 18 months.
Insurance is critical, but there are limitations.
“The insurance doesn’t pay you what you would have made. They just pay you for your losses.”
“We talked about walking away from it.”
Phil and his wife had long conversations about it. “I knew the restaurant would do well in the future and we just had to ride it out.”
Connect with D’Egg here.
*Tom Knox, CEO of Seniorcorp.
Knox started Seniorcorp as a local business that connects seniors and their relatives with in-home care. It has grown to 350 employees.
“I had to make a strategic decision, to say, ‘Am I going to grow up here, just fend for myself and build walls and try to build a business or am I going to go outside the box a little bit?'”
1. Raise money as you need it. As you need money to ramp up, raise money as you need to get to the next step.
2. Build what you have to do to build out your concept. It’s the Minimum Viable Product theory.
“Do enough to prove it out to a couple of people in a different place. Show that you can do it, and multiply it out.”
“If you have a model that will work, people will always give you money, people will always follow you, people will always come work for you and it can really work. And that part’s fun, when you can go and execute, and spread from there.”
Learn more about Seniorcorps here.