That Wild Card Hire


If you have been recruiting for very long, you may have made what I affectionately refer to as a “wild card” hire. This is a candidate who does not check all the boxes in the job posting or job description.  However, what they possess resonates with you at an intuitive level.  Your gut tells you they have the intellect, passion, motivation and behavior to learn […]

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Social Made Simple


Social Media Marketing has become one of the most important methods of marketing for small businesses.  At first, social media can seem overwhelming. Whichever social media platform you try (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), use these tips to maximize your efforts. Link your social media profiles to your business website. Pick one and do it well.  To start, choose a social media platform where your target audience lives and devote time to a quality presence on that […]

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Growing Opportunity


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison  At the end of my working life, my greatest joy is mentoring young people. In them, I am reminded of my younger self – at 15, 21, 30… I see their promise. I see their great strengths and hope. Like me, they will fail to see […]

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Meet Colton Miller


The latest addition to the GBS team, completing an intern requirement, is Video Production/Editor: Colton Miller. Colton recently graduated from IUP in Communications Media. He is enjoying learning from co-owner and 40-year Video Producer: Linda Henderson. Welcome to the team Colton! www.gbswebservices.com #NewTeamMember #GBS #GBSIntern #VideoProduction

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Hiring Stars in a Low Unemployment Market


If you spend more than 10 minutes in a conversation with today’s business leaders and ask them to identify their top challenges, I am willing to bet that hiring qualified employees will be in their top five. As business leaders, we have experienced many changes in the employment market. Some of you may recall years when recruiting was uncomplicated and qualified candidates outnumbered the available […]

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Reflect on Your Business Personality


What is your business culture? It’s the personality of your company (whether that’s online, providing a service, or in a storefront) and part of your brand. What do your employees and customers experience with your business? How does it feel to be a part of what you do? Are you more formal or creative? Are you specialized or eclectic? Is your business fast-paced or relaxed? […]

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New Team Member: Megan McAninch


The latest addition to the GBS team is Clerical Assistant: Megan McAninch.  She will be assisting with clerical duties related to the web & the training side of our business.  Megan is a Venango Technology Center (Vo-Tech) and  Franklin High School graduate.  Megan is a Microsoft Office Specialist (Expert) in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and is a Certified PC Pro & Certified Desktop Pro Technician.  We […]

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Share Your Photos on Flickr


Flickr was around before ‘social media’ was even a buzz word. Flickr is a photo sharing platform and social network where users upload photos for others to see. It’s more focused on the art of photography than any other social media platform. Flickr is a great place to store all of your images online. The free version allows you to store up to 1,000 images, […]

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