As 2013 draws to an end, you’re probably focused on closing out the year with a bang. You’ve got to think about taxes, dealing with old inventory and any other details that will help you make sure that the you can move on to next year.
For most entrepreneurs, there’s more to starting a business than wanting to make your own hours. Founders of businesses who seek to solve a problem or positively affect their community, or social entrepreneurs, are driven by something greater than the bottom line.
Are you the “plan ahead” type or more of a “is it really December already” kind of planner? Either way, it’s the end of the year, and that means it’s time to hone in on a plan for achieving success in the new year.
It’s December. The last month of the year. The holidays are upon us. If you are like me, you comment on how quickly the year has flown by and start reminiscing about its good and bad points. Then your focus turns to 2014.
Trust is the foundation of effective and authentic leadership. Without trust, leaders lose teams through attrition, or dangerously low engagement. Among the many qualities of trusted leaders, clarity is key: People trust the clear and mistrust the ambiguous. So, leaders who earn employee trust provide transparency around goals, plans, and expectations.
In most workplaces, the move toward the busiest holiday season of the year is marked less by the change in décor and more by the change in productivity. Read on for seven tips to keep your employees happily on task through the holidays without seeming like a killjoy.
Success requires a process of excellence. You can never be successful just by saying, “I’m going to succeed.” Instead, you are successful when you set out to improve in every area, to study your strengths and weaknesses and pursue excellence in each aspect.
In the world of business, so many industry terms get thrown around that it can be hard to keep up. “Time horizon” is a term with which many accountants and business owners are or should be familiar. It refers to any goal with a specific expected ending time.
My problem is that so-called “data from customers” is rarely truth. Data gathering is plagued with problems of research design, random lists, skewed questions, half truth and innuendo disguised as data.
Small Biz Club is the premier destination for small business owners and entrepreneurs. To succeed in business, you have to constantly learn about new things, evaluate what you’re doing, and look for ways to improve—that’s what we’re here to help you do.