Fostering Collaboration


How do you engage with customers, employees, vendors, community and fellow businesses? What is the “culture” of your business? Your culture is the human side of what you do and is a significant part of your success. Our customers, employees, vendors, community and fellow businesses are collaborators and investors. We need them all to be invested in what we do. We can foster greater investment […]

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Elements of Success


What does it take to be successful – as a business, as an employer, as an employee? There are two essential elements: 1) constantly strive to be better at what you do and 2) be “present”. The most successful people are open to opportunities for growth, are consistent and reliable, and focus on their goals and objectives. A business succeeds when it is driven by […]

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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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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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Volunteer: Do it for you. Do it for your community.


The greatest gift you can give yourself is to help someone else. In lifting others, we lift ourselves and become part of a better, stronger, healthier community. When you volunteer, you connect with others who have a giving spirit. Collectively, you are helping to build something better. Anyone who has volunteered for a cause will tell you it changed them. It heightens your awareness of the struggles of […]

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Make an Appointment With Yourself


Achieving newly laid business or marketing goals in the new year often either gets “put on the back burner” or gets pushed to the top of your list despite a desk piled high with things to be done.  How do you make sure you take care of business while making time to move forward with your plans?  Make an appointment with yourself. We are all […]

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GBS Hires Another Team Member


The latest addition to the Gibbons Business Solutions, LLC team is Social Media Marketing Specialist Tara Fleming.  She will be assisting with creating and posting social media content and graphics for businesses whom GBS manages social media content.  Tara is also a talented photographer and will be utilizing those skills at GBS as well, capturing images for social media posts, websites and print publications. Tara […]

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