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Join Decision Associates at 2017 Nonprofit Day, Oct. 24

Decision Associates
Posted: Thursday Oct 19th, 2017

If you work or serve as a board member for one of our region's nonprofit organizations, Decision Associates invites you to join us for the 2017 Nonprofit Day on Oct. 24 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie.

Welcome Matt Wells!

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Oct 3rd, 2017

Decision Associates is pleased to announce that Matt Wells has joined the firm as a Research Intern.

Former GE Engineer Buys Fairview Businesses

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Sep 5th, 2017

John Meighan, a former mechanical engineer at GE Transportation, purchased Scully Enterprises with assistance from the Erie County Redevelopment Authority and Decision Associates. Read the article at GoErie.com.

Reasons Succession Fails

Don Moore
Posted: Wednesday Jul 26th, 2017

Successions can fail for any number of reasons. But many of the issues that cause them to fail can be avoided if business owners ask the right questions, honestly and objectively consider all issues, and take the necessary time to make sure a complete plan is in place. These are good issues to consider, no matter where you are int eh succession planning process.

Market Research Internship

Decision Associates
Posted: Thursday Jul 6th, 2017

Decision Associates, the region’s leading business consulting group, seeks candidates for an internship focused on market research and data analysis. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn alongside accomplished executive consultants on high level issues across a wide range of industries. This is a paid, six-12 month internship requiring a commitment of a minimum of 12 hours per week.

Don Moore Keynote Speaker at Penn State Family Business Symposium

Decision Associates
Posted: Monday May 1st, 2017

Don Moore was the keynote speaker at Penn State's Family Business Symposium on April 21st. If you would like Succession/Exit Planning information from his talk, give us a call at 814-528-9400.

Executive Leadership Peer Group

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Apr 11th, 2017

We only have a few seats remaining for our Executive Leadership Peer Group set to launch September 2017!

Who do you know that has an idea worth $25,000?

Decision Associates
Posted: Thursday Feb 23rd, 2017

The eCenter@LindenPointe and Ben Franklin Technology Partners are bringing the first ever Venture Investment Accelerator to Hermitage in Mercer County, PA.

Benchmarks for Profitable Growth in 2017

Ricardo Guardiola
Posted: Thursday Feb 16th, 2017

We have 525,600 minutes in 2017 and five specific sales metrics enable accountability and optimal return on investment throughout the organization for each minute spent on growing the business.

Marketing Trends That Should Become Best Practice in 2017

Mike Smiley
Posted: Thursday Feb 9th, 2017

What are the trends that will move your company's business development initiatives in 2017? With digital, mobile, social, marketing technology and content marketing now mainstays of B2B marketing programs, it is clear these strategies and tactics have completely altered the modern marketing landscape.

Emotional Intelligence: A New Approach to Organizational Efficiency, Productivity and Profitability

Jim Ryan
Posted: Friday Feb 3rd, 2017

Jim Ryan has recently attained certification as a Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. Read more to learn about Emotional Intelligence and look at it as a powerful tool to drive your performance.

The Economy - Third in the Series

Don Moore
Posted: Thursday Jan 26th, 2017

Though many very qualified economists are making predictions on the economy for 2017, we, as business owners, must make real life decisions more or less on our own. Certainly, we must consider the general economy. But, for many of us, the "micro-economy" we live in is far more important.

2017 HR Ten Point Tune-up

Aaron Phillips and Abby Lechner
Posted: Thursday Jan 19th, 2017

The New Year is upon us and 2017 offers new opportunities to continuously improve your department and your organization. Here is a list of 10 items to address as we progress through 2017.

Why Every Business Should Have a Board

Don Moore
Posted: Thursday Jan 5th, 2017

Why have a Board? The easiest way to answer this is to ask owners who have Boards. "What does a Board do for you? Why go to the trouble?"

Video: The greatest challenges in preparing your business for sale

BJ Lechner
Posted: Thursday Dec 15th, 2016

B. J. Lechner, partner at Decision Associates M&A, LLC, suggests consideration of earnings and current employees in preparation for the sale of a company.

Do You Have Zombies In Your Office? 10 Scary Hiring Practices to Avoid

Jim Ryan
Posted: Thursday Nov 17th, 2016

Did you dress up for Halloween at work this year? Did your co-workers and employees? With or without the witch's hat or spooky makeup, let's hope your employees aren't dressed up as someone that is right for the job. Do you know if you have real-life zombies and ghosts walking around your office on a daily basis?

A-B-C Employees/A-B-C Employers

Don Moore
Posted: Thursday Nov 10th, 2016

Don Moore discusses the relationship between high-performing companies and high-performing employees.

Attention Nonprofits-Join Decision Associates and The Nonprofit Partnership for a Valuable Seminar!

Ken Jurino
Posted: Tuesday Nov 8th, 2016

Decision Associates' Aaron Phillips and Abigail Lechner will present the seminar Leadership Development:  Preparing Your Team and Board to Carry Out the Organizational Mission on Thursday, November 17, 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the WQLN Learning Center in Erie, PA.

Employee Surveys Can Tell You What You Want to Hear...and What You Don't Want to Hear!

Sue Moore
Posted: Thursday Oct 27th, 2016

Hiring the right employees is half the battle in reaching your business goals and profit expectations. You may do all the right things, administer all the right testing and offer the best benefits, but if your employees aren't happy, their performance will be lacking.

November Seminar - Leadership Development: Preparing Your Team and Board to Carry Out the Organizational Mission

Decision Associates
Posted: Friday Oct 21st, 2016

Decision Associates has worked with many of the region's highest performing nonprofits, studying their characteristics and comparing their performance by using ranking data from industry trade associations and our own studies. We invite board and staff from your organization to join us for this second seminar in a special series designed to help you recession-proof your nonprofit.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Preparing Your Team and Board to Carry Out the Organizational Mission

Thursday, November 17, 20168:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This 90-minute seminar will be held at the WQLN Learning Center in Erie, PA. Registration is free for NPP members, $50 per seminar for non-members.

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"My Decision Associates Peer Group was critical to my development as a leader. Within that environment of trust and confidentiality, I found solutions to issues and challenges that I would not have been able to resolve on my own. I think everyone in the room felt the same way; we all learned we have similar issues regardless of the business we are in. I believe the peer group to be one of the most impactful programs that I have attended throughout my career. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to really challenge themselves to be better every day."

~ Mike Chesley, President
Composiflex

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