Like most small business owners, you're used to handling all business activities yourself. This includes all HR tasks. In fact, 54% of small businesses handle HR in house. But owners usually give HR work to staff with little practice... Continue
Recent weeks have seen a surge in business owners and their employees working remotely. The social distancing and self-isolation tactics meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 have seen millions turn to remote working, taking advantage of... Continue
As much as you might want to gripe about your difficult employees holding your business back, their performance is largely based on your management. Learn how to deal with difficult employees because it's your responsibility to do... Continue
bit inevitable, isn’t? As a small business employee knows all too well that
hiring employees is a big job—and hiring the right ones is even trickier. Don’t
put yourself in the position of hiring someone that doesn’t fit... Continue
Let's talk about coffee.
You've got a coffee machine in your office, right? Probably with different flavored coffees, too. And teas, I bet. You do this because, well, you like a good cup once in a while. But you also do this for your... Continue
It's a growing economy, and the labor pool is very tight. Keeping your employees motivated, productive, and loyal is critical because you know as well as I do that losing just one or two can have a significant impact on your operations.... Continue
Remember the days when you kept your head down, worked hard, and hoped for the financial best? With "best" being defined as a meager 2-4% annual raise, which wasn't even guaranteed, and if you were lucky enough to receive a raise, the... Continue
Hiring and keeping good people is—no argument—the number one challenge I hear among my clients and other small business owners.
Many of them, like me, struggle to offer compensation and benefits that are competitive with the larger... Continue
Chances are, you're probably too busy to read this article. Perhaps you're riding a five-cup coffee bender, because who doesn't chug caffeine in order to survive the workday? Or you may have cancelled plans with friends or loved ones... Continue