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.

Silicon Valley: A Dream Come True for Tech and IT Students

The roots of one of the indisputable tech capitals of the world, Silicon Valley, are found in the Great Depression. It was then that Stanford professor Frederick Terman resolved to help his students deal with the lack of employment in the area by encouraging them to start their own companies. The first ones who took his advice were newly minted graduates William Hewlett and … [Read more...]

Preparing to Host A Corporate Networking Event: Our Top Tips

Networking events are the perfect opportunity for you to create more contacts within your industry and really put yourself out there. As an event host, you will have a lot on your plate as you will need to organize the guests, set out the structure for the day, and make sure that the venue is suitable for the event. The good news is that we have put together some top tips to … [Read more...]

3 Aspects That Are Essential for Small Businesses to Establish Trust

I am an entrepreneur of a small business, and I am constantly thinking about what I can do to make my business more receptive to my client's needs. From my self-reflection, I have come to the conclusion that some of the most vital aspects include building trust with individuals throughout the company’s interaction with them. As a personal finance start up, Ascend Finance is … [Read more...]

History of Slot Machine Symbols

Have you ever heard of a man named Charles D. Fey? It’s alright if you haven’t, as we cannot see many people knowing who the man is, despite his invention of one of the most played gambling games in the history of the world. This man invented the slot machine back in the late 1800s by designing the Liberty Bell machine—a game that would very quickly sweep the world. It is no … [Read more...]

Can Business Leadership Be Learned?

There are many debates surrounding the concept of leadership. Are leadership skills innate or learned? What’s the difference between leadership and management in business? Can someone become an exceptional business leader through will and motivation alone or does he need years of experience? With controversial topics like this, the answers are bound to be complex. In this … [Read more...]

Technological Advancements in the Mining Business

The mining business is a field that has taken time to fully adopt the use of technology, but since it has begun to implement project management software and other machinery, there have been substantial changes in efficiency and other elements. In this article, we will be looking into technological advancements and how they have positively impacted the industry in recent … [Read more...]

Is HR Outsourcing a Good Idea for Your Small Business?

If you are a small business owner, there are never enough hours in the day. Sales need to close, employees need to be paid, taxes need to be filed – and other issues pop up all the time, like the key employee who took another job with a better benefits package, or the fine you just received for noncompliance in the workplace. There are a few ways to reduce your HR tasks. You … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Improving Your Decision-Making Skills as a Leader

Whether you are running a startup with lots of potential or handling the running of a small team in a large organization, being a good leader is one of the most difficult tasks you will be faced with. As a leader, it’s your job to not only protect the company's interests, but also guide and meet the needs of your employees or your team. You need to have good judgement when … [Read more...]

When to Break Up with Your Financial Adviser: Five Red Flags Every Entrepreneur Should Know

A great relationship with your financial adviser is a bit like a relationship between partners on an episode of The Amazing Race. The two of you should work as a team, outlining the terrain of your life, plotting your goals and objectives, identifying the obstacles and plans to work around them, and celebrating your success. That’s why it’s so critical to pick an adviser you … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Support the Working Moms in Your Small Business

If you’re a small business owner, you know how vital each member of your staff is to your daily operations—in some ways, your compact, cohesive work unit becomes its own kind of family. You want to keep that work-family unit functioning as efficiently and effectively as possible, and that means keeping team members happy and satisfied in their careers. Chances are you’re … [Read more...]