How to Mentor Your Employees

No business owner wants to look around the office and see a bunch of bored, lazy employees who are all but falling asleep at...

Are You Coping Well with an Ever-Changing Workforce?

In the past, employees would often commit to one company for many years and work their way up the career ladder. However, the working...

Soaring to Success: How to Build a Winning Small Business Team

When Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane assembled a contending Major League Baseball team, he gained lots of notoriety for signing players using a...

Focus on Your People’s Strengths?

There are a number of thoughtful articles suggesting we get better results in developing our people by focusing on their developing their strengths, not...

Tell-Tale Signs You Aren’t Ready to Manage Yet

Small businesses don’t grow by themselves. Of course, that’s why you’re expanding. But stepping up to a management role requires a new and unique...

A Simple Test: Are We Managing Like Jerks?

Are we who issue orders to associates or employees ever acting as jerks? We’d never like to think so, or we wouldn’t do it...

5 Simple Ways to Improve Office Morale without Breaking the Bank

Employee morale is much like the accelerator on an automobile. When morale is high, the pedal is pushed to the floor, and the vehicle...

Motivate Your Staff with These 4 Easy Incentive Programs

You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: your small business is only as good as your employees. Without them, it doesn’t matter...

How to Make Your Sales Goals Real and Yourself Accountable

“A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.” Samuel Goldwyn. There are a lot of quotes and adages that reflect the idea Samuel Goldwyn...

Employee Recognition Ideas for Small Budgets

Employee recognition is a concept small business owners and entrepreneurs understand in theory, but don’t always put into practice. It’s a little surprising, given...

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