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.

5 Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Happy

While conventional wisdom says that customers are the most essential aspect of any business, it could be said that your employees are truly the most important. They are the single greatest asset to growing a business. That's why keeping employees happy must be on the mind of every business leader. A happy employee means increased productivity and, ultimately, higher profits. … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Reduce Employee Theft

Employee theft is among the severe issues small business proprietors are facing these days. According to the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business), a worker is 15 times more likely to steal from an employer than a non-employee. Employees are responsible for an estimated 44% of losses in stores as a result of theft, and research from the U.S. Department of Commerce … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Changing up Your Employee Schedule and Roster Management During the Pandemic

Keeping a physical business open during the pandemic is a difficult task, especially if you’re unable to adopt a remote work model. Your employees are coming into contact with customers and their colleagues throughout the day, and thus they are constantly exposed to the threat of the virus. If you want to minimize the risk of contagion and a potentially business-busting … [Read more...]

The Hidden Power of Connections

When we think of building a connection in a new community, we often think narrowly about it, viewing it as a way of making friends and integrating into a new house of worship, place of work, or neighborhood. Similarly, when we think of building a connection in business, we often think narrowly about it, viewing it as a way of building contacts for mutual business … [Read more...]

USANA Reports on Strong 3rd Quarter

Although USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) posted fairly weak numbers for 2nd quarter, along with much of the rest of the world, the global manufacturer of nutritional and personal care products turned its numbers around in significant ways for Q3. During the live webcast presentation for the 3rd quarter earnings report, CEO and Board Chairman Kevin Guest shared the news … [Read more...]

How to Get Your SEO Hiring Right and Lead the Pack in Online Visibility

Every business owner knows the vital importance of SEO and how it can drive conversions and sales revenue in the face of competition. It is also evident that regardless of whether you do your SEO in-house or outsource it to a professional digital marketing agency, you still need to have the function handled by a person who is qualified, experienced, and competent so that your … [Read more...]

Adapting to the New Remote World

For small business owners, the current way of conducting business is anything but normal but adapting to the new normal is something that has to be done in order to maintain a healthy profit margin. The good news is that even though the current circumstances warrant changes, you can still come out on top. Data Provides an Abundance of Knowledge Human contact leads to future … [Read more...]

How to Manage Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Effective management of others requires at least a general knowledge of dealing with conflict resolution.  No one in management can escape the fact that sometimes disagreements erupt between employees, and sometimes, those at the management level may find themselves directly involved with the disagreement. Whether involved or not, they must know how to get the situation under … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Increase Your Company’s Efficiency

You want to increase your company's efficiency, but you aren't sure where to start just yet. The following are five things you can change so that your company runs a bit smoother. The Face-to-Face Meet One thing you should work on is establishing a face-to-face preference at work. Some people might think emails and text messages work great, but these can also promote delays … [Read more...]

How to Leverage Your Experience as a Sports Coach into Business

The world of sports coaching may seem a long way from business leadership, but scratch a little deeper and you will soon find that they are more intertwined than it may appear. Certainly, with regards to the principles and the approaches to success, business leadership and sports coaching are very much birds of a feather. There are many successful men and women in business who … [Read more...]