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.

Leadership Lessons Beyond the Boardroom

When it comes to running a business, leadership is a hot conversation topic. Many upper level management staff study leadership theory to identify best practices of leading a team. However, discovering leadership styles and lessons don’t always come from a textbook. Many leadership lessons can be learned from road trips. Lesson 1: Establish Goals Before you hit the road for a … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency in 2019

Do you need to hire new employees? Like any business, you will need new employees if your business grows or current employees leave. There are a few ways you can go about finding new individuals to work for your company. However, going through a staffing agency is one of the best options. Why? Keep reading to find out how a staffing agency might be a good option for you! Saves … [Read more...]

How to Improve Workplace Productivity Without Overhauling Your Whole Operation

When the topic of improving workplace productivity comes up, many suggestions involve long-term solutions. While these ideas may be worthwhile, they can often require changing the entire infrastructure of your business or making other large-scale changes. In addition to those recommendations, there are many smaller changes that you can make to help your employees function more … [Read more...]

Top Games to Skyrocket your Remote Team’s Productivity

Building a healthy, happy, productive team is easier when you all work in the same office, but what if you all work remotely? Team building becomes much harder when you rarely see one another. Occasional team building events can bring a team together, but how do you keep that going after the event? By playing games, that’s how. We all know that a happy staff is a productive … [Read more...]

5 Things to Avoid to Become a Great Product Owner

Facing a high amount of pressure as a Product Owner and slipping up every now and then is fairly normal. Product Owners have to ensure that the development team is on the right track, that customer requirements are being met by your product, and that it adheres to the proposed time frame. If you are wondering how to go about this, you could look into resources like this CSPO … [Read more...]

The “Old Dog, New Tricks” Mentality in Tech Hiring

When it comes to tech hiring, there’s a tendency to disregard the value of experience. Tech is forward facing; experience looks back. We all know the adage: you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. This adage is one entrenched in the mainstream tech hiring mentality. The unfortunate result is discrimination against older developers. Worse, this mentality isn’t just damaging to … [Read more...]

7 Easy Ways to Keep Your Staff Happy

Finding and hiring the right people is essential for running a successful business. It does not matter what industry you are involved in or how big or small your organization is this is the case. So, you need to retain the good people you find, which means you have to do everything you can to keep your staff happy. Here are a few easy ways to do exactly that. Set Up a Staff … [Read more...]

How to Tell Your Child that Running the Family Business Isn’t Within Reach

Besides sleeping, work is where we spend the vast majority of our time. Huffington Post estimates about 25 percent of our lives are spent working. That makes sense -- we need money to live. We also gain a sense of accomplishment through work. However, once the day is done, what we really want to do is spend time with the people we love. That is what makes a family business … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Establish Your Small Business as a Great Place to Work

As a business grows, in terms of physical location, number of workers, or profit earned, it can be difficult to maintain personal and meaningful connections with each of your employees. The daily operations of business tend to become less personal and more business-centric as your company increases in scale. If you take these 5 steps towards establishing your small business … [Read more...]