You’re bound to witness or experience conflict in your small business. Knowing how to handle and defuse employee conflict can promote a healthy, productive workplace. But sometimes, people prefer to avoid conflict rather than address it. As the head of your business, you can’t run away from conflict. Instead, you need to hone your leadership […]
Should Businesses Be Open on Thanksgiving?
If you’re a business owner, should you be open for business on Thanksgiving? After all, it seems that everyone else is doing it.
Who Let Murphy Invent That Law, Anyway?
We all know Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” And in business, it’s true—especially in a new startup business.
Payroll Cards: A Raw Deal for Employees?
Bad news for employers using payroll cards to pay their employees: A federal regulator is now saying employers can’t require employees to use them, and must offer an additional payroll option as an alternative, according to the Wall Street Journal.
8 Good Reasons Why You Should be Blogging
“Start a Blog.” It’s probably on your list of “shoulds” for your business. What’s holding you back? Now could be the time to start. Here are some good reasons why.
4 Steps to Take Before You Hire a Subcontractor
Your favorite customer calls you and wants you to complete a job. You have a dilemma—you can’t complete it in a timely manner, but want to keep this client happy. Hiring a subcontractor may be a great solution to your problem. But before you hire Mark or any other contractor, follow these pointers.
Doing the Right Thing When No One Else is Watching
Integrity: Sometimes we wonder if it exists anywhere anymore. The news can make us so jaded that we’re surprised when we hear that someone has actually done the right thing.
Streamline Your Hiring Process
You know you need to hire someone soon, but are you dreading the long, drawn-out process, the advertising, rounds of interviews, reference checks, and negotiations? You wish you could just skip to the end of it—when they’re already working for you and contributing something of value.