Corporate Culture

New Survey Reveals Importance of Company Culture for Business Strength

The Alternative Board (TAB), an international provider of executive peer advisory boards with over 3,000 members worldwide, recently released the results of their September 2016 Small Business Pulse Survey. If you’ve not yet heard of it, this is a survey that obtained input from hundreds of business owners to determine the qualities that separate a strong company culture from … [Read more...]

Ways to Create a More Cohesive Work Environment

Whether you have two employees or two-thousand on your payroll, anytime you put more than one personality together, there’s room for potential trouble. The introverts are fighting to find an empty place in the corner to do their work, just wanting to be left alone, while the extroverts are chasing right after them, wanting to know what they’re doing and invading their personal … [Read more...]

Audio Interview with Bonnie Marcus of Women’s Success Coaching

Bonnie Marcus, founder of Women’s Success Coaching, explains in this interview with Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart how women can succeed as entrepreneurs and businesswomen in today’s business environments. By focusing on promotion, positioning and building strategic relationships, Bonnie says women can get ahead and stay ahead in competitive workplaces. While much of … [Read more...]

Considering Company Core Values

When we speak about core values, it is often in the context of our own personal lives. But businesses can have core values as well. These core values, if followed, can influence every part of a business. For instance, corporate culture, business ethics, customer service, product quality, and a host of other business aspects can all be affected by a company’s core values. The … [Read more...]

Mission Statement Examples, Ideas and Inspiration

A study of corporate mission statements yields some interesting results. Most notably, that nobody really agrees what a mission statement is or should be. However there are some common themes that can be observed when looking at the mission statements of large companies throughout the country. Often, mission statements simply describe what it is that the company does. For … [Read more...]

Audio Interview with Landon Ray, CEO of ONTRAPORT: Creating Profitable Cultures

In this interview, Landon Ray, Founder and CEO of ONTRAPORT talks about how to create a company culture that helps you attract and keep talented employees. His unique approach to business has given ONTRAPORT the reputation as a great place to work and has led to phenomenal business growth since the company’s founding in 2006. Landon discusses how he inspires employees and … [Read more...]

4 Keys to Building a Strong, Cohesive Team

As a small business owner, you are only as strong and as successful as the group of people that you employ. Create a team of marshmallows and you’ll melt at the slightest hint of heat; but build a team as solid as steel and nothing will tear you down. Although some of a team’s strength and cohesiveness is determined by the team members themselves, there are still some things … [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...]