Setting Goals for Your Business — 5 Steps You Need to Follow! 

Setting goals for your business is an integral part of growth. Without goals, you have no way to chart yourself, and potential growth becomes random and ambiguous. However, there is a strategy to setting business goals. So, if you’re getting ready to set some new goals for your business, follow these five steps for success! 1. Determine Areas of Growth  Before you …

Life Lessons from Booker T. Washington 

“Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work.”          — Booker T. Washington  If you’ve been around Hamilton Connections, you know some of the things that make us tick. We love people. We love merging talent and opportunity. We love the joy of doing purposeful work.  We also love …

Office Etiquette — Top 7 Rules to Follow

Office etiquette is critical to a pleasant and functioning office space. Etiquette is just treating others the way you want to be treated. It is respect and professionalism. Of course, good etiquette includes being courteous, avoiding pettiness, and following basic social, behavioral norms. While every office and workspace has its code of appropriate behavior, some general rules are always applicable. …

Fun Facts with Hamilton: The Assembly Line and the Model T 

Without a doubt, manufacturing wouldn’t be where it is today without Henry Ford and his assembly line! So, because we just enjoyed Labor Day and in celebration of modern-day manufacturing, here is your next edition of Fun Facts with Hamilton! Interchangeable Parts   Before the Industrial Revolution, manufactured goods were created with parts often hand-crafted by people with different skill levels …

Tips for Describing Yourself During an Interview 

During the interview process, the hiring manager almost always asks, “How would you describe yourself?”  It can be a scary question and a balancing act. It’s tough finding the line between self-confidence in your abilities and coming across as arrogant. How do you describe yourself to someone who has a real influence on whether you get the job! Yes, it’s a …

6 Tips to Getting the Most Out of Networking

Networking is one of the most powerful tools at your fingertips for growing your business and career.  It is the process of establishing and maintaining mutually valuable connections and relationships with people inside and outside your industry. Your network includes people in your personal life (family, friends, neighbors, fellow car-pool parents) and people in your professional life (industry leaders, suppliers, …

Leading with A Coach’s Heart

In today’s workforce, there is a real need for business leaders with coaches’ hearts. Employees are looking for personal and professional growth. Likewise, you are looking for growth within your company and for goals to be met. With a coach’s leadership style, both are possible! What is a Coach Leader? The coach leadership style is collaborative, involving employees in their …

5 Tips for Improving Your Technology Skills     

We live in a hi-tech world, and that technology changes continually. As a result, being a successful part of the workforce demands relevant tech skills. While certain positions require specific skills, like building websites, coding software, designing apps, and writing technical briefings, even entry-level positions often require a bit of technical savvy. It may just mean being familiar with apps …

Newly Graduated? – 7 Tips for Moving Forward

Congratulations! You’ve passed the milestone of college graduation! You have your cap, your gown, your degree . . . and, most likely, a student loan to pay off. So now what? Advice for Grads — 7 Tips for Moving Forward Keep Moving  “You don’t have to see the first staircase, just take the first step.”  –Martin Luther King Jr.   …