LBD Firm Pop-Up Shops!

The Lee & Best Development Firm will be hosting a resume review/career coaching consultations pop-up shop every first Saturday of the month starting October 7th, 2017. Please check out the above information as we’ll swing over to start your journey towards your professional success.

Session 1:*Saturday 10/7/17 11 am – 1 pm @ G Cafe Bakery- 141 Orange St. New Haven, CT 06511
Session 2:*Saturday 11/4/17 11 am – 1 pm @ Koffee New Haven – 104 Audubon St. New Haven, CT 06511
Session 3:*Saturday 12/2/17 11 am – 1 pm @ Panera Bread – 1060 Chapel St. New Haven, 06511

(Bring hard copy of resume or email it to prior to your arrival)

Contact us at to learn more.

Lee & Best Development does Payroll

The LBD Firm understands that there’s a countless amount of moving parts regarding employee management. By keeping a high focus on detailed and tedious functions, such as regular training’s, tax filings, reviews and more, you decrease the amount of time for your customers, business development and other important needs. With this in mind, the Lee & Best Development Firm is happy to announce our newest partnership with the ADP organization. ADP is the leading and premier source for payroll solutions and beyond.

Together, we will provide our clients with modern, mobile, efficient payroll software and tax processing, in addition to our existing HR services at the competitive rate you need. We are available for your HR Solution needs, spanning from leadership training, handbooks, policies and procedures, on-boarding and now all your payroll requirements. By keep functions all under one management team, you can now focus on the important stuff. Please contact us today to learn how we will help your organization or small businesses grow by spending less. Email us at today.

Today’s the Day!

Do not put off your professional goals any longer! Contact Lee & Best Development Firm today as we’ll help you and or your organization reach the definition of success! #ChangeAgents #Careercoach #Jobreadiness #HRbestpractices #ExecutiveCoaching #StaffDevelopment #PerformanceGapSolutions

My business partner, Dionte’​ Lee, and I (Lee & Best Development Firm) had a great time with the New York University (NYU) BSA Grad students. We were proud to be invited as panel guests where we discussed pressing topics facing the upcoming diverse workforce, as well as personal professional obstacles and how they were overcome. We thank everyone who attended and participated in the conversation and took home some key points for personal and professional growth. Please make sure to visit to learn about our professional services.

New York University and the LBD Firm LLC.

@ New York University, with Bermaine Blakley (President of the NYU BSA); BSA grad student; Angelique Henderson (NYC Center for Economic Opportunity Advisor); Dionte’​ Lee Lee (CEO of the Lee & Best Development Firm LLC.); Quintin Haynes (Chief of Staff, NYC Department of Citywide Services).

Come join the discussion!

Come Join the LBD Firm in an in depth discussion on workplace expectations at New York University (NYU) tomorrow evening from 5:30-6:30pm.


How many of us has ever stumbled with interview questions that we thought we were prepared for? Did you draw a blank? Were you given a question that was completely unorthodox? Did your response sound good to you but in actuality, you didn’t actually answer the question at all? I am guessing that almost all of us have been there at least once.

The higher the position, generally the more complex are the questions that get thrown at us. This post will assist you with some of the common and uncommon interview questions.

  1. Why are you seeking new employment?

This question is generally a “go-to” for recruiters. Be prepared for this as it will help them gauge whether if you’re running from a challenge, running to a new opportunity, job hopping or legitimately interested in their organization.

  1. Tell me about yourself?

While this question may seem simple, it can easily be the most complex, as it sets the pace of the interview. This is your time to shine and stand out to the interviewer(s).  Be prepared to present relevant background information. Talk about your prior positions, promotions, percentage increases, titles of those that you directly reported to and extracurricular such as volunteering and mentoring (for example).

Do NOT ramble and go on for too long as this opportunity should take about 1-2 minutes to complete. The longer you take, the more your audience will fade as you are more likely to go over details that they have already read on your resume. Keep it sharp, detailed, factual and intriguing.

  1. Rate these words in your level of importance, (1) being priority; Finish, Compete, Execute, Heart.

This is a question that has been used and sends interviewees scrambling as they want to give the right answer but are unsure if there’s even a right answer at all! Hint……There’s really no right or wrong answer, however you should be prepared to explain your reasoning. Think over the definition of the words, the difference between them and how it relates to the position that you are applying for, and what the current culture is like within this perspective company.

  1. Rate these attributes and skills in levels of importance through percentages. Make sure that the total weighted percentage equals 100%; Sales Skills, Product Knowledge, Attitude, People Skills.

This question is easily just as nerve wrecking as number three but perhaps more since there is weighted percentage value attributed to the response. Remember to focus on the job function as well as the overall organization culture and performance indicators. If you are being asked this style of a question, it is most likely due to your role interaction with others (peers & clientele.) If so, do not forget that people often deal with those that relate to them and pay attention to solving their needs, therefore Attitude and People skills generally outweigh the rest.

  1. What are your weaknesses?

Here’s an oldie but goodie.  Weaknesses are often the bane of our existence and to the interviewing process. The key is to recognize a weakness that you have identified and are working on improving, as well as something that will not hinder you from the position in which you are applying. In 2017, it is common that recruiters will inquire about more than one weakness, which can be tricky at times. To learn more about getting around these loopholes contact us ( as we can assist in identifying the proper ones to use during your interview process.

Now….we have just barely scratched the surface with this interviewing process. Trust us when we say that it can get tricky. Make sure to contact us so we can work together as a team to help you get closer to landing that dream job or to get into that much-needed change in environment.


Company Launch & Networking Event: December 8th, 2016

The LBD Firm cordially invites you to our company launch party and first networking event!


Check our blog and social media pages for further updates. Contact us for more information.

Welcome to Our New Website!

The LBD Firm is proud to launch our new website! Learn more about our company, our services, and most importantly, how we can make a difference in your career and life. Get in touch with us today (website critiques are always welcome)!

Follow our blog and our social media pages for the latest news, articles, and much more!

Our Founders: Dionté Lee and Curtis Best

Our Founders: Dionté Lee and Curtis Best

Is Your Company’s Website Mobile & Tablet Friendly?

Our website is responsive. This means it works equally well on screens of all sizes, from laptops to tablets and smartphones. Having a responsive website also eliminates the need for a separate mobile website. As of 2016, 56% of website traffic comes from mobile devices and this number will only continue to grow.

Let’s face it, non-mobile friendly websites are terrible when it comes to looking at them on your phone:

Courtesy of SangFroid Web, LLC

Courtesy of SangFroid Web, LLC

If your website is difficult to navigate on mobile devices, visitors will leave it quickly. They’ll also make assumptions about you as well. If you owned a restaurant, you’d make sure the dining room was modern looking, uncluttered, and easy to walk around in. If it wasn’t, you’d probably lose customers. Same thing with your website. If you don’t have a mobile friendly website that’s easy to navigate, you look like you don’t understand (or care about) technology and that you don’t have much pride in what you do. We all judge a book by it’s cover.

Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) is the business of getting your website to higher on Google and other search engines for specific search terms. This includes doing a variety of tweaks to your website, which includes ensuring that your website is mobile friendly. In 2015, Google announced that it will consider mobile friendliness as a factor on how it ranks websites:

Google announced algorithm updates that will have a “significant impact” on mobile search results worldwide for mobile searchers. The update improves rankings for sites that provide a mobile-friendly experience to searchers on mobile devices, and, by association, demotes sites that do not.

In other words, if your website is NOT mobile friendly, you will lose out to a lot of needed website traffic. You alienate both people and search engines. There’s no excuse for this. Websites are affordable for business of all sizes, as are hosting plans and domain names.

Is your website mobile friendly? Take the test.

For more information about this and other business tips, get in touch with us today. We look forward to hearing from you!