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Robert Braathe has management experience with Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts, Gap Retail and Apple, Inc.

He has taught at several colleges including Skidmore College, SUNY Delhi, and Schenectady County Community College

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Expect the Best

I recently found myself at a dinner with a self-proclaimed “ex-entrepreneur.” That’s right. Once was, but never again will be an entrepreneur. The label made me laugh, and I had to learn more.

She started a business with a friend based on what they both loved: people, food, and wine. Having been so established in the region as an event planner and fundraiser, and her friend as an accomplished chef, it was easy for the duo to start a boutique catering business that served intimate parties throughout the area. Only three months and $30,000 in, her business partner/friend (she would interject here and say, “she WAS a friend”) ran off with the money and moved to another state, leaving her with bookings that she could no longer fulfill on her own. I asked her what she would have done differently, and she said, “A background check on my own friend. But, c’mon, who would have thought to do that?!”

There are so many components and moving parts to a business, whether it is a one-man shop selling baseball cards in town, or a corporation serving thousands of people each day. As entrepreneurs, we have to know our strengths and weaknesses, and we have to use our resources wisely. Know your surroundings, ask for help when you need it, and ask for help even when you don’t think you need it. There are so many resources available to you, just like the team at Braathe Enterprises, to make sure that you have the knowledge and courage to excel in your business, no matter what stage you’re at.

I asked her again, more seriously, “Really, what would you do differently if you had to do it again?”

“Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.”

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Testimonial – Customer Service Training by Braathe Enterprises

Michelle and Robert recently facilitated a 4 part (4 90 minute sessions) customized customer training series over a 8 week period for 35 people at a hospitality company in Upstate NY. Here is the feedback we got today:

“Happy New Year to you Robert and Michelle!

I am sure you will be pleased to hear that our most recent survey responses have shown an improved perception of our servers.

In fact, the last results in December showed us above best in class. I am certain that it had everything to do with your work in talking about what it means to give excellent service.”

If you know anyone who wants a customized class for their business in:

Customer Service
Human Resources
Project Management

or a combination of the above or other business topics.

Please contact us at


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Humans Versus Human Resources – Book Available on Amazon

Check out the book Humans Versus Human Resources by Huda Masood and Robert Braathe on

It takes a human to put the human back into human resources. With all the devices, systems, and tools available at our fingertips, it takes people who are truly alive and truly human to make a difference in this world. 

Enjoy our stories and research about humans’ strenuous survival in the HR dominant corporate world and their attempt to put the human back into human resources. 

-Robert & Huda

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Launch a Business, Career at Braathe Enterprises Virtual Internship Program

One of the unique things about the Braathe Enterprises Virtual Internship Program is that we set our interns into one of the three courses of actions, and in some cases, all three.

After 30 days of working with us for 5-7 hours a week, sometimes 10 depending on the need of the business, working on projects such as HR, Marketing, Project Management and Curriculum Development, a student can go from:

Intern to Career:  We help students with career advice and give them chances to practice job-related skills.  We also help them search for their next internship or job placement.

Intern to Mentor: We give students opportunities to mentor others, whether it is a small group or leading up a project.

Intern to Entrepreneur: We help students to develop their business idea, and support them with additional interns. Some of our interns launched their own company during or after their time at BE.

For more details., please visit our website at

Or arrange a call with Mr. Braathe at

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BEBetter 2015 – Braathe Enterprises Community Consulting and Training Initiative Winner: Middle Grove, NY – Equability

Saratoga Springs, NY – Equability, a nonprofit organization based in Middle Grove, NY is 2015’s BEBetter winner of a complete training and planning package.

Equability provides equine therapy services for children and adults with disabilities and life challenges. It also provides a safe haven for abused, neglected, and unwanted animals, who have the power to change the lives of the people who care for them.

BEBetter Initiative, sponsored by Braathe Enterprises Inc offers the winner of 2015 the comprehensive training and consulting package from January 17th to May 17th to include:

9 hours customized classroom training/workshops (split up over 4-6 sessions) by Braathe Enterprises
8 – 30 Minute Skype Calls with BE virtual team members
4 – 15 minute phone consultations with Robert Braathe
3 – 1 hour webinars customized for Equability

Robert Braathe of Braathe Enterprises launched this initiative in the fall of 2014 to give a consulting and training boost to an organization in the Capital Region of Upstate New York.  This training package is very similar to a paid program Braathe offers to organizations seeking a customized training and consulting engagement over a several month period.

For more information regarding Braathe Enterprises and future endeavors please contact Robert Braathe, Business Trainer and Consultant at

or to Schedule a call

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