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8 Ways to Effectively Motivate Your Team

By | April 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The most efficient leaders know how to lead a team. Teamwork is the best way to get things done quickly and accurately. It also helps breed innovation and creativity within any organization. Great leaders know their limits and also know who they can count on to get the job done [...]

Business loans and tips for Small Business owners

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Business consulting, Business planning, Uncategorized|

by Dange Durett Are you ready to grow your business? Do you need some financial help to kick start it? Spring and summer have been the busiest seasons for Labas Connect. This year is no exception as three networking events have already been scheduled. While consulting business owners and entrepreneurs, [...]

4 Good Reasons to start working with a Small Business Consultant

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Business consulting, Business planning|Tags: , , , |

by Dange Durett Have you considered working and improving your business with the support of an independent business consultant? Someone who can coach you and help you steer your business in the right direction? If you have not, let me tell you why you should consider it. Starting a business [...]

Hello and Happy New Year! Resolutions’ time?

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: advice, Business, Business habbits|Tags: , , , , , |

by Dange Durett Let me start by asking you a question - Did you make a list of personal or business resolutions for 2017? Are you thinking about it? Will you do it after your kids are back to school or after your family vacation is over? Well… I hear [...]

TAX saving strategies for Small Business Owners, especially for COOK county residents

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Business, Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Dange Durett Earlier this week on Monday, at the “Redhouse Bar and Grill” in Downers Grove, IL Labas Connect hosted its first networking event of the season. Although the tax season is over this year, the theme of the event was not chosen by accident. Now, at the end [...]

Dreaming big will get you there!

By | November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Business, Events, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Dange Durrett If you had the opportunity to participate at one of the Labas Connect networking events, did you notice the beautiful decorations and center pieces that made our event so pretty? The floral designer, one of the participants, Enrika Karalius, is a talented, sweet, hardworking and very humble [...]

Networking 101 – “It’s not what you know – it is whom you know”

By | August 29th, 2015|Categories: Business habbits, Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Dange Durett Networking (Net + Working) – is interacting with other people to build relationships, exchange information, and make contacts, especially to your career and business. Networking events /groups create opportunities by bringing people together matching them not only by their interests and industries they are in or looking [...]

Top 5 things to consider when you decide to start a business

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

By Dange Durett Some women say that we, women, face more challenges than men while starting or running a business. Even though the number of women leaders and owners is growing, some of us still need support and have to put more hard work to prove our capabilities and demonstrate [...]

How not to get distracted and become overwhelmed

By | June 30th, 2015|Categories: Business habbits|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Dange Durett Summer time (well, at least on the calendar), exciting events, significant other’s surprises, picnics, classes, and meetings with interesting people… and all the other things like rainbow parades, Trump, political dramas, the bachelorette, “crying Cupcake” (what? apperently there was such a thing last night) and trying to [...]

5 Habits Every Professional Should Do Every Day

By | June 12th, 2015|Categories: Business habbits, Business planning|Tags: , |

By Mallory Sills Contrary popular belief, it does take acquiring certain habits to maintain a personal style and image that’s consistent with a business professional’s desired brand/image.  These habits aren’t about dropping thousands on total wardrobe overhauls every month, or splurging on every season’s hottest trends, it’s not even about [...]