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.

Why Effective Workplace Communication Is Critical to Your Business Success

I still remember the day I got my first memo. I was in my second post-college job and although I’d worked since I was 13 years old, holding positions primarily in the restaurant and food industry, I had never, ever been given a memo from an employer as a form of communication. Usually, messages would just be shared from one shift or one person to the next. Sometimes they … [Read more...]

Only 30% of Your Workers Are Engaged: How to Motivate the Other 70%

According to Villanova University, only 30% of US workers are engaged and inspired at work. That means that 70% of employees are disengaged and uninspired at work. If you let that happen at your business, you could lose productivity. This can impact the quality of your product and, therefore, your profit. To help you get those 70% motivated, here are some techniques you can use … [Read more...]

4 Ways Good Leaders Nurture Employee Growth

Doting parents are ultimately working to make themselves obsolete: they want to nurture their child so that child can grow up to be independent and no longer need their constant care. Like good parents, good bosses must nurture their employees, foster growth and provide opportunities for them to be their very best. Ultimately, encouraging employees to flourish is best for … [Read more...]

It’s in the Blood: How a Southern California Phlebotomist Created a Successful Mobile Phlebotomy Business

At Businessing Magazine, we’re always looking to highlight business owners with interesting or inspiring stories. We recently spoke with Myrna Steinbaum, owner and founder of VeniExpress, a Southern California-based mobile phlebotomy company. VeniExpress is a business that travels to their patients’ homes or places of work to perform everything from blood draws, to drug … [Read more...]

How to Put an End to Workplace Bullying

If you believe bullies can be seen only in high school, think again. The same bullies grow up and stay bullies throughout their adult lives and harass their colleagues and subordinates at work. Almost one-third of employees experience some kind of bullying at their workplace. There are different types of bullies, but the tactics of dealing with them are pretty much … [Read more...]

Do You Have Trade Secrets? Here’s How to Protect Them

The closely guarded formula for Coca-Cola is stored in a bank vault that can only be opened by a resolution of the company’s board of directors. Only two Coca-Cola employees ever know the formula at any one time, and their identities are not made public. Also in a bank vault is the formula for Water Displacer 40th attempt – commonly known as WD40. The formula has only been … [Read more...]