If you'd like to clear a path toward success, learn the most effective tactics for boosting productivity and improving job satisfaction.Read More >
Developing a company culture can be difficult for any business; however, it's especially challenging when some employees don't even work in the building. Strong principles and values don't just make a business unique, they inspire its employees to work as a single, cohesive unit.Read More >
Many entrepreneurs are driven by the appeal of being their own bosses. They get to make all the decisions, from company strategies to marketing techniques to human resources. It all looks good on paper; however, in practice, managing people is much more difficult than most realize. To better streamline your operation and generate goodwill, learn the most common leadership and management mistakes made by the average entrepreneur.
Promoting employees from within can be a huge morale boost and motivator, but these positions should not just be given away.Read More >
Managing payroll for a small business is no easy task: there can be a lot of paperwork and your employees could become frustrated if this important part of their jobs isn't handled properly. Follow these steps to help you manage your staff payroll and benefits.
How do you recruit top performers for your small business? If you’re like many businesses, you might be relying on resumes being sent in response to job postings, or perhaps you’re using a recruiting firm. However, there are better ways to seek out new talent, like reaching out to them directly. Here’s how you can find valuable employees without having to wait for them to find you.Read More >
As a business owner it can be tough to step back and relinquish some control. This mindset may have been helpful at the beginning of your business journey, but now that you’re growing and have employees it’s time to let them take on some of responsibility. That’s why you hired them, after all.Read More >
Entrepreneurs are, generally speaking, smart and innovative people. Getting your employees to think like entrepreneurs can help your company grow and innovate. In fact, most entrepreneurs would love to engage employees who are as passionate about the business as they are. But creating an environment where employees feel like owners is a particularly thorny problem. Entrepreneurs must carefully curate a culture where employees feel like they can implement their ideas without incurring risk or punishment, feel like they can take risk, and personally benefit from the outcome of their actions. Here are some steps you can take as a small business owner to fully engage your employees in an entrepreneurial atmosphere without incurring undue risk.Read More >
Every organization spends lots of time trying to work on its internal culture in order to get the results desired by management, shareholders, consumers or other constituents. Superior results don’t come from a single enterprise; rather, the best results emerge when business strategy, operational models, technologies and tools are firing on all cylinders in unity with one another.
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Congratulations—you’ve launched your own small business and it’s a huge success. Maybe too huge; you find yourself growing at a healthy but unsustainable rate and demand for your products or services is starting to outstrip demand. Where do you turn to find new and talent employees for your small business? It used to be that small businesses would just put a sign in the window, but things have changed radically in the past two decades. So let’s look at both the old-fashioned and the new innovative ways to recruit workers to see what works best for you.Read More >
Is your office environment quiet? Boring? Uninteresting? Humdrum? Is the environment so silent that you can hear a pin drop down the hall? If you office is downright dull, it might be difficult to keep employees motivated.Read More >
It's a long stretch between the holidays and the first days off of spring, which can make employees feel dreary, bored and unmotivated, especially if they feel they're in an apathetic, directionless work environment. Here are a few tips to keep your people on track to make sure their performance doesn't mean poor business results for you.Read More >