Amidst the country‚Äôs overall uncertain economic climate, at least there‚Äôs some good news for the people in North Dakota: State Tax Commissioner Cory Fong announced that taxable sales rose to $3.5 billion during the first three months of 2011, representing a 33.6 percent increase compared to the same period a year ago.
‚ÄúWhile we anticipated the strong economic momentum to continue into this year, we are pleasantly surprised at this robust level,‚ÄĚ Fong stated in a media release. ‚ÄúThis report is very good news for North Dakota.‚ÄĚ
Also noted‚ÄĒand perhaps the most significant sign of economic stability‚ÄĒwas the 8.8 percent growth in retail trade, which is considered a measurement of consumer confidence. While the percentage of growth in retail trade was smaller than other sectors, the increase accounted for an $80 million boost to the economy.
This is all welcome news for North Dakotans, and smart business owners should prepare now for further business growth by enrolling their employees in Dale Carnegie Training‚Äôs employee training courses.
Employee training is more than just for new employees. That common misconception can be detrimental to business performance in the long and short term. Employee training is an important part of doing great business for every employee. Ongoing training is a way to keep your employees constantly motivated and to insure that they understand the inner workings of the business. Training helps your employees to understand the mission statement for your company and embody it in their own work.
Goal setting is an important part of employee training. If employees can feel like they get to take part in goal setting for the company, they might just set their own goals with the company in mind. Sales training also makes your employees more efficient and effective, leading to better financial gains for the company.
Training may also lead to the employees being more independent, so there will be less need for supervision and reduced employee turnover. If employees feel like they are part of the process in a business, they are more inclined to want to play a more productive role in that process.
Effective employee training results in a more knowledgeable staff, and a more knowledgeable staff will make it easier for a company to compete as a single entity. If everyone in your company is up to date with the latest trends within the industry, the better off the company will be.
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