Ethics

The Unpopular World of Accounting Ethics Part II

Note to readers: Normally I really enjoy writing blog posts. This post and the one previously is an exception. These were painful to write but I believe necessary. You be the judge. As Controller of a Texas hotel, the corporate office seized upon us an efficiency program by a company I will keep nameless.  The … Continue reading The Unpopular World of Accounting Ethics Part II

The Unpopular World of Accounting Ethics – Part 1

One would think that ethical practices in accounting are easy to implement, or at least find acceptance. Greed too often prevails however and it may be harder than you think. During my college years (years ago) I was privileged to work for a large corporation in the Corporate Accounting Department. It is interesting to see … Continue reading The Unpopular World of Accounting Ethics – Part 1

The Virtual Culture Part IV

We all hear about how disengaged people are at work these days. So what does it take to change the productivity quadrant? There are 7 components to the “Value-Driven Autonomy” pillar so let’s dissect them: Staff Individual Improvement. Is your staff learning at work? This includes learning beyond how to do the job. Are they … Continue reading The Virtual Culture Part IV

5 Pillars of a Great (Remote) Culture

Edoc was recently features in Forbes! Check out the article here, which was inspiration for this infographic below on remote culture. READ MORE: “This is why employees are more important than your customers.” Kim Sykes is a marketer and content creator at Edoc Service Inc.  

The Virtual Culture Part II

Here is part II in the blog series regarding the virtual culture. Here are the opening remarks from part one (here is the blog – note we are now 19+ years). New energy is surrounding this topic based on a surge of enquiries: 17 years ago when Edoc Service was started, people looked at me strange … Continue reading The Virtual Culture Part II

Social Responsibility & Stewardship

The cover story in this month’s Inc magazine is entitled “Go Ahead and be Evil“ over the photo of Kevin O’Leary, aka ‘Mr. Wonderful’ on Shark Tank. The article comprises a healthy debate on whether or not a company should be philanthropic. Now, being an entrepreneur in continuous learning mode, this is a topic to … Continue reading Social Responsibility & Stewardship

Sales Call Angst

It’s happened again! Another salesperson called, a call I expected as he was referred by another business associate of mine. After he introduced himself he asked me what our company did!!! I asked if he looked at our website and he said no. Here he is, a “sales professional,” 30 years in position who doesn’t … Continue reading Sales Call Angst

Taking the High Road

It is heartbreaking and sometimes catastrophic when a small business owner experiences internal fraud and/or betrayal by employees. It is not always possible to prevent internal theft or employees going rogue if they are on that penchant path. It is possible, however, to limit the damage with the right company platform and reasonable controls. Now … Continue reading Taking the High Road

Infographic: Why Join the Small Giants Community?

READ MORE: Traditional vs. Modern Business Practices Kim Sykes is a marketer and content creator at Edoc Service Inc, a total virtual company

The Questions We Can Ask Ourselves As We Look to Preserve Privacy

I attended the 2015 Law + Informatics Symposium on Digital Evidence at NKU’s Chase College of Law. Erin Corken, Esq. of Ricoh Legal spoke about the current state of privacy, and how our expectations of privacy have evolved in today’s digital world. As a Millennial and someone who is an advocate of social media communication, … Continue reading The Questions We Can Ask Ourselves As We Look to Preserve Privacy

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