Leading

Small Business Tips and Ideas for Leadership and Working with People

When it comes to running a small business, leadership is of the utmost importance. Employees look to you for guidance and to set the tone for your company. Learn more about what it means to be an effective leader with the articles in this section, which cover topics such as employee management, hiring and firing, and team building.

The 6 Most Important Employment Laws Your Small Business Must Follow

As the owner of a small and growing company, are you aware of the critical employment laws affecting your business? Or do you depend on your managers to be aware of these?  As a leader, it behooves you to pay attention to what the law requires and make sure all those in authority in your business are acting in accordance with the law. Here are the six most critical laws for … [Read more...]

Are Your Managerial Skills Good Enough to Lead Your Business?

It may seem like a no-brainer, but in order for you to lead a business, you need skills—and strong managerial skills at that! Those skills make up the difference between those who sink and those who keep swimming in the business world, metaphorically speaking. If you would like to further hone your skills, keep reading. The following tips will help you to lead your business … [Read more...]

Self-Employed with a Boss?

Our ideas of self-employment often involve the image of being our own boss. That we don’t work for someone else and their bottom dollar. It is true that when we are self-employed, we aren’t working to help a CEO make more money. But we still have “bosses”. Every customer and every client we take on is our “boss”.  Fortunately, it’s a good thing. Today we want to explain why … [Read more...]

Tips for Managing Negative Employees

If you’re a small business owner or in a managing role in a small business, it’s not a matter of “if,” but more a matter of “when” you’ll encounter a negative employee. There’s no such thing as a perfect office. There will always be negative people, carrying their contagious energy and inflicting negativity to anyone who crosses their path. The rest of the staff may choose … [Read more...]

Is Your Relationship with Your Employees Affecting Your Business?

Take a moment and think about how well you get along with your employees. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being not-so-good and 10 being we-couldn’t-get-along-better, where would you rate your relationships? Realistically, this number is probably different with each staff member, with some climbing higher on the chart and others falling closer to the bottom. However, your … [Read more...]

What to Look for in a Remote Hire

Hiring is always a challenging process, but the pressure increases when you are hiring for a remote position. The virtual office is becoming more popular with every passing year, as businesses realize the dramatic cost benefits of expanding your team remotely. It’s important that business owners recognize the hiring process for remote workers is entirely different from that of … [Read more...]