Advice for creating a mission-driven business from Golden Care Owner Porsha Vogt. For Porsha Vogt, founder and owner of Golden Care, a senior in-home care agency, starting a business was personal. She was motivated to start a senior care business because of experiences in her own family, and that personal care and attention became part of the mission and the practice of her … [Read more...]
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.
There are people in this world who make success look easy. They seem to rise to the top of every occasion, turning everything they touch into gold and making every situation work out in their favor. You ever wonder how they do it? What gives them the edge and allows them to receive stellar results in all that they do? The answer to questions like these lie within the … [Read more...]
Whether you’re a new start-up or you’ve been happily serving clients for over one-hundred years, one thing is certain – the productivity of your employees can make or break your business success. Although hiring experienced and enthusiastic people is the first step to taking your company to higher levels, keeping them productive is the next thing you must do as an employer if … [Read more...]
The interview process can be just as daunting on the interviewer as it is on the interviewee. After all, the success of your business is in the hands of each and every one of your employees, making it extra stressful when you only have a few minutes to try to determine which person will take your business to higher levels and which one will run it into the ground. Luckily, the … [Read more...]
Trust is vital to every small-business owner. Can you trust an employee? Can you trust a business partner? At no time is that trust more important then when considering the prospect of a new-hire or a business venture with a new partner. Sure - this person seems like a nice human being, they may be well-spoken, they may be smart and funny. But how well can you really know … [Read more...]
Do you have an employee who is making your work life less than happy, yet they are very good at what they do so you don’t want to fire them? Is he or she pushing your buttons and making you think thoughts that you can’t believe are in your head, but your clients love them so much that you wouldn’t dare let them go? If so, you have a very unique problem on your hands, one that … [Read more...]
With the technological boom of the recent years, including social media, there is almost no reason to actually interact with humans face to face anymore. That is, no reason other than to keep that wonderful thing known as human interaction from disappearing the way of the rotary phone. Can you imagine a world where seeing another human and actually speaking to them … [Read more...]