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Company Culture Happens: Make Sure It’s Right for Your Small Business
Create a culture that benefits your employees, customers and small business.
Paid Time Off: Use it Before You Lose It
Paid Time Off: Use it Before You Lose It
You might pass on taking your personal days for a lot of reasons, like being overwhelmed at work, or feeling like a vacation is financially out of reach. But you don’t need a cash windfall to reclaim your time off. Here are five creative and cost-effective ways to use your PTO.
Creating a Small Business Culture that Works
Creating a Small Business Culture that Works
A “work family” doesn’t mean your colleagues will help out with your laundry (sorry!), but it does mean that as employees tend to wear many hats in a small business, they have the opportunity to get to know their co-workers in a broader way than in a larger business – their strengths and weaknesses, their likes and dislikes.
4 Career Growth Strategies You Need to Know
4 Career Growth Strategies You Need to Know
Feel like you’re in a career rut? It’s not uncommon. But it doesn’t necessarily mean you should look for a new job. There’s a lot you can do to boost career growth at your desk right now.
5 Advisors Every Small Business Owner Needs
5 Advisors Every Small Business Owner Needs
As a small business owner, you undoubtedly want to support your people through life’s stressful and often unexpected events — from deaths in the family to medical issues to sick children or tense divorces.
Listen Up: The Skill You Need to Get Ahead at Work
Listen Up: The Skill You Need to Get Ahead at Work
Boosting your active listening skills at work can help you be more present in the conversations you’re having, prevent incidents of conflict, deepen your relationships with colleagues and ultimately improve your job performance.
Beyond Happy Hour: 5 Innovative Team Building Activities
Beyond Happy Hour: 5 Innovative Team Building Activities
Bonding with coworkers usually involves a few drinks after work — maybe dinner on the company’s tab (if you’re lucky). But there are better ways to strengthen connections with your colleagues.
5 Secrets of Employee Retention for Small Businesses
5 Secrets of Employee Retention for Small Businesses
How small businesses can ensure they keep their best and brightest.
How to Have Fewer, Better Meetings
How to Have Fewer, Better Meetings
Meeting overload can leave you feeling undervalued, uninspired and disconnected from your work.
What Kind of Small Business Owner Are You?
What Kind of Small Business Owner Are You?
For small business owners, their company is often a reflection of themselves. It’s personal. More than their larger counterparts, small businesses embody the goals, priorities and personalities of their owners. People who choose to start a business instead of working for someone else are unique. No surprise — running a small business requires an enormous amount of drive and commitment.
3 Effective Ways to Create Workplace Transparency
3 Effective Ways to Create Workplace Transparency
How can you make sure your employees are engaged, productive and aligned with your company’s objectives? It’s all about good communication. Here are three easy ways to shift your workplace culture toward openness and transparency.
3 Ways Small Business Owners Can Help an Employee in Crisis
3 Ways Small Business Owners Can Help an Employee in Crisis
As a small business owner, you undoubtedly want to support your people through life’s stressful and often unexpected events — from deaths in the family to medical issues to sick children or tense divorces.
Break These Bad Habits at Work
Break These Bad Habits at Work
Are your bad work habits sabotaging your career? Here’s what you can fix today to set yourself up for success at work.
Important Ways to Delegate as a Small Business Owner
Important Ways to Delegate as a Small Business Owner
The idea of becoming a small business owner appeals to many – especially those striving to be their own boss. But many small business owners discover that it isn’t always easy to manage a business. The number of to-do’s an entrepreneur must tackle can start to add up and become overwhelming. Without delegation, some small business owners may run the risk of burning out.
Do You Need a Career Mentor?
Do You Need a Career Mentor?
How to identify and ask a mentor to help guide your professional development.
Be Green at Work with These 4 New Habits Today
Be Green at Work with These 4 New Habits Today
Green habits at work can make a bigger impact than you might think. Adopting more efficient and sustainable practices can actually increase your productivity, improve your health, reduce costs around the office and, of course — help protect the environment.
Signals You Don’t Know You’re Sending Your Workforce
Signals You Don’t Know You’re Sending Your Workforce
Smart companies put a lot of effort into creating a workplace culture that supports wellbeing, innovation and creativity — a culture that enables each team member to bring their A-game. Unfortunately, all of that effort can be undermined if company leaders fail to walk the walk. Mixed messages can cause confusion, mistrust and a lack of motivation.
How to Recession Proof Your Small Business
How to Recession Proof Your Small Business
A climate of economic change and instability can be overwhelming — especially for a small business focused on growth. In the wake of global shifts in economies, impacted by pandemics, Brexit, presidential elections and stock market vulnerability, local small businesses can stay on their feet with swift, smart planning and a strong focus on key tasks.