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.

How to Ward Off Emotional Vampires

Emotional vampires are lurking everywhere and can wear many different disguises -- from to needy relatives to complaining co-workers to intimidating acquaintances. They can be of either gender and they invariably zap your energy and leave you feeling depressed and depleted. To keep them at bay, you will need to learn specific self-protection strategies. Without a way to … [Read more...]

Secrets to Improve Collaboration in Remote Teams

In a survey conducted in 2017, 43% of American workers reported that they spent at least some time working remotely. As more employees and organizations embrace the remote working model, it has given way to some unique challenges. Buffer (an organization with 100% remotely working employees), conducted research into the many challenges associated with the remote working … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Save Time and Money While Recruiting

As your business grows or changes, you will likely need to spend more and more time getting new employees. Recruiting is a necessary part of any business. While we may want to put in a lot of time and effort into finding the ideal candidates, sometimes it can get costly. Here are four tips to help you reduce your time and monetary investment when finding new recruits. Use a … [Read more...]

Diversity is the Key to a Successful Business

No business can survive without a good workforce. The staff are the engine of the operation and many business owners have discovered that having a diverse workforce is incredibly important and could help a brand to be much more successful. Having people that are different from one another when it comes to age, gender, ethnicity, background, and other factors can help in many … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Communicate with the Next Generation (And They’re Not Millennials)

If you are like most people, you probably have an opinion of "kids these days" — and by kids, we usually mean anyone who doesn't seem like an adult, even if they're 22. When it comes to communicating with these "kids”, many seem at a loss. It's for good reasons too. It's hard to miss their poor eye contact, short responses, and lack of understanding during conversations. … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Finding Employees That Fit Your Company Culture

Recruiting is one of the most important processes of your business because, like it or not, employees can often make or break a company. After all, they do play a major role in driving your business’s success and are usually the main touchpoint for your customers. Regardless of the position, including whether they are on-site or working remotely, you want to ensure that your … [Read more...]

How to Set Up the Ultimate Break Room for Employee Satisfaction

We ask a lot of our employees, with some late working days and intense hours. There are many little things that can be done to keep up morale at the office and show that you appreciate the hard work that they are doing. One of the best ways is to set up a break room that offers up a true break from the office atmosphere. Namely, a break room that looks and feels more like a … [Read more...]

4 Key Traits Every Team Member Needs

Companies spend millions of dollars and significant time defining meaningful mission statements. But rarely do they execute the harder work of ensuring that their base of employees are energized and activated by this statement of purpose. To truly engage an enterprise in an inspiring mission, start with the people themselves. That’s why it’s important to get the right mix of … [Read more...]