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.

For Every Boss: Workplace Dynamics That Improve Employee Morale

Because of employees’ immense impact on everything from profitability and productivity to the quality of personal interactions within a business, leaders must understand that the physical and mental well-being of workers is an integral component to success. Much discussion revolves around the concept of employee morale, but few companies consider in the abstract – let alone the … [Read more...]

4 Remote Team Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Managing a team of remote workers is harder than it looks, causing plenty of mistakes to be made along the way that hinder productivity and sometimes end in hurt feelings. To help prevent these issues it’s sensible to study their causes so that you can avoid them. In this article, we are going to do exactly that. Using Inadequate Communication Methods When a manager is used … [Read more...]

5 Elements to Include in Your Leadership Development Program

Investing in leadership development programs can reap enormous rewards as leaders contribute to the growth of their organizations, mentor the younger generations of the workforce, and drive innovation. To develop a strong leadership team, you need to create an internal leadership training program, with a foundation of sound business practices and principles. According to the … [Read more...]

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...]