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.

Balancing Employee Time-Off During the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time of balance for business owners, no matter how large or small your company. All employees want to be able to take time off and enjoy vacation, but very few businesses can afford to shut down in November and December—especially online and retail sales operations. Some employees are lucky enough to have entirely flexible positions. For … [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...]

Covering All Your Legal Bases When Firing

In November of 2011, Merill Lynch was hit with an $8.5 million lawsuit for wrongfully letting an employee go. Three years later, CNN became the Defendant in a similar suit, but this time the Plaintiff was going after $5 million in damages. Unfortunately, these high amounts are more common than you’d think as, according to Xcel HR, a human resource service for small and … [Read more...]

What Can You Expect in Your Workplace? An Infographic

There is no denying that workforces are the home to many different personalities. Sometimes these personalities clash, and sometimes they work well and create an amazing team. No matter what your area of expertise is, you will always have to deal with various types of workers and clients under your wing. Take this fun quiz, produced by Cloud HR service Cezanne, which’ll help … [Read more...]

Your Ultimate Superhero Workforce: An Infographic

If you are a superhero fan, or at least know about the legendary characters, then you are in for a treat. This infographic has been created by warehouse management system specialists, who know just what it takes to produce an efficient workspace. If you work in a streamlined operation, then this infographic is a fun way to explore what superhero you would be, depending on your … [Read more...]

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...]