Employee Management

Smooth Transition: How to Buy a Business and Keep the Existing Employees

When you buy an existing business, as well as taking on the running of the operation, you may also find yourself with a whole new set of employees. If you wish to keep on the existing staff – and you are usually under no obligation to do so – the changeover process must be handled delicately. A business takeover is a stressful time for employees, and on top of that, there are … [Read more...]

The Leadership Toolbox

I fondly remember growing up and helping my father carry his toolboxes to various jobs. My father ran a side business that repaired and installed things like furnaces, air conditioners, and hot water tanks. He also was called out by those who needed miscellaneous repairs such as leaking faucets, damaged drains, and was even called out for the occasional “can you fix my car” … [Read more...]

Running a Business Like a Boss

If you are new to running a business but you want to make maximum impact, you need to start learning how to run a business like a boss as quickly as possible. This can make a big difference to how quickly your business gets off the ground and how successful it will be. As a first-time boss, you have a steep learning curve ahead of you, as you need to get to grips with the … [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...]

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...]