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 “Old Dog, New Tricks” Mentality in Tech Hiring

When it comes to tech hiring, there’s a tendency to disregard the value of experience. Tech is forward facing; experience looks back. We all know the adage: you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. This adage is one entrenched in the mainstream tech hiring mentality. The unfortunate result is discrimination against older developers. Worse, this mentality isn’t just damaging to … [Read more...]

7 Easy Ways to Keep Your Staff Happy

Finding and hiring the right people is essential for running a successful business. It does not matter what industry you are involved in or how big or small your organization is this is the case. So, you need to retain the good people you find, which means you have to do everything you can to keep your staff happy. Here are a few easy ways to do exactly that. Set Up a Staff … [Read more...]

How to Tell Your Child that Running the Family Business Isn’t Within Reach

Besides sleeping, work is where we spend the vast majority of our time. Huffington Post estimates about 25 percent of our lives are spent working. That makes sense -- we need money to live. We also gain a sense of accomplishment through work. However, once the day is done, what we really want to do is spend time with the people we love. That is what makes a family business … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Establish Your Small Business as a Great Place to Work

As a business grows, in terms of physical location, number of workers, or profit earned, it can be difficult to maintain personal and meaningful connections with each of your employees. The daily operations of business tend to become less personal and more business-centric as your company increases in scale. If you take these 5 steps towards establishing your small business … [Read more...]

Eight Laws That Were Pivotal in Combating Gender Discrimination

Women have made, and are still making, amazing strides in the workplace--and in different industries, from fashion, to science, technology, and business. But it was not always like this. There were darker ages when women in the workplace were not accorded their due respect, or even basic rights, as compared to their male counterparts. They received lower wages despite doing the … [Read more...]

Helping Employees Make the Most of Their Coffee Breaks

We live in a very turbulent digitized information age. Employees are tasked with many responsibilities and strict time restrictions. Meeting deadlines is imperative for any business to succeed and come out on top in this competitive global market. This constant and perpetual race can leave people feeling exhausted. Hard work and effort can burn employees out which, in turn, … [Read more...]

5 Methods of Enhancing Office Focus

One of the biggest misconceptions of the business world is the idea that office focus is somehow an individual issue for each employee to handle on their own. Sure, some people are more easily distracted than others, but suggesting that outside influences have no say in this matter is simply preposterous. Of course, as an entrepreneur, you have a direct influence over this … [Read more...]

Distance Learning: The Key to Career Success

In the world of business, distance learning remains an effective form of higher education. In fact, it continues to establish a great reputation in terms of quality graduates, especially those with MBA degrees. Online education may be new to some, but it’s growing popularity cannot be ignored. Many professionals are hoping to advance their careers but find it hard to manage … [Read more...]