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.

A Small Business Dilemma Regarding Employee Selection

You are the owner/operator or maybe even the manager of a small-business and you need to hire a new employee for an entry-level position in your company.  After interviews and careful consideration, you’ve narrowed your choices down to two candidates. Candidate A has the technical skill and experience to jump right into the position with minimal training, but there are … [Read more...]

7 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make With Employees – And How to Avoid Them

Unless you are a company of one, being a small business owner requires that you learn how to effectively deal with the people you decide to employ. After all, they have the ability to take your business to higher levels or help it fall flatly on its face, making them a critical part of the operation. Unfortunately, not all employers are cut out for the task. However, you don’t … [Read more...]

Golden Care in San Diego: Passion and Planning Build a Thriving Business

Advice for creating a mission-driven business from Golden Care Owner Porsha Vogt. For Porsha Vogt, founder and owner of Golden Care, a senior in-home care agency, starting a business was personal.  She was motivated to start a senior care business because of experiences in her own family, and that personal care and attention became part of the mission and the practice of her … [Read more...]

Top 7 Qualities Every Successful Businessperson Possesses

There are people in this world who make success look easy. They seem to rise to the top of every occasion, turning everything they touch into gold and making every situation work out in their favor. You ever wonder how they do it? What gives them the edge and allows them to receive stellar results in all that they do? The answer to questions like these lie within the … [Read more...]

7 Cost-Free Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

Whether you’re a new start-up or you’ve been happily serving clients for over one-hundred years, one thing is certain – the productivity of your employees can make or break your business success. Although hiring experienced and enthusiastic people is the first step to taking your company to higher levels, keeping them productive is the next thing you must do as an employer if … [Read more...]

How to Conduct an Interview that Almost Ensures You Hire Model Employees

The interview process can be just as daunting on the interviewer as it is on the interviewee. After all, the success of your business is in the hands of each and every one of your employees, making it extra stressful when you only have a few minutes to try to determine which person will take your business to higher levels and which one will run it into the ground. Luckily, the … [Read more...]

4 Important Things You Can Learn About a Person On The Golf Course

Trust is vital to every small-business owner. Can you trust an employee? Can you trust a business partner? At no time is that trust more important then when considering the prospect of a new-hire or a business venture with a new partner.  Sure - this person seems like a nice human being, they may be well-spoken, they may be smart and funny. But how well can you really know … [Read more...]

3 Things to Avoid When Dealing with a Difficult Employee

Do you have an employee who is making your work life less than happy, yet they are very good at what they do so you don’t want to fire them? Is he or she pushing your buttons and making you think thoughts that you can’t believe are in your head, but your clients love them so much that you wouldn’t dare let them go? If so, you have a very unique problem on your hands, one that … [Read more...]

Today’s Business Etiquette: Keeping It Real in a Virtual World

With the technological boom of the recent years, including social media, there is almost no reason to actually interact with humans face to face anymore.  That is, no reason other than to keep that wonderful thing known as human interaction from disappearing the way of the rotary phone.  Can you imagine a world where seeing another human and actually speaking to them is as … [Read more...]