Don’t Be Fooled by These Myths About Leadership

For any organization to succeed, there needs to be strong leadership. This is especially true for small businesses. Without clear direction and motivation, it is unlikely for a company to meet its goals and succeed. Unfortunately, in the business world there are many people who seem to think that effective leadership always looks the same. […]

8 Common HR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Part 2)

Last week, we covered the first four of the most common HR mistakes we see small business owners make, how to avoid them, and how to correct any that you have already made. This week, we are back with the next four mistakes we see being commonly made. Just like it was with Part 1, […]

Linda McMahon: From Wrestlemania to Head of the Small Business Administration

Governmental regulations are one of the most difficult things for any small business to keep track of. This is especially true after an election, when there are large scale changes in leadership and policy. One change that small businesses should pay attention to right now is the recent appointment of Linda McMahon as head of […]

Myths About Small Business

Small businesses are truly the backbone of America. Unfortunately, there are many myths about small business that need to be busted, though. Here are a few of these misconceptions, and what the reality actually is.  Myth #1: Most American Businesses are Large Corporations One of the biggest myths about American business is that large corporations […]

Using the Four Basic Steps of Progressive Discipline to Instruct Instead of Punish

Establishing discipline procedures is critical to the effective enforcement of work rules. For numerous reasons, many employers adopt a progressive discipline system, which imposes increasingly severe penalties for repeated offenses. One of the biggest advantages of progressive discipline is not actually about punitive discipline, however. It is its ability to help employees improve their behavior […]

Rekindle the Passion for Your Business

One of the most common struggles in any relationship is how to keep the fire alive as time goes on, and new things get in the way. This is especially true if you have children. Suddenly, all the time you and your partner devoted to each other is taken up by the responsibilities of raising […]

Are You an Entrepreneur or Professional Employer?

As you build a company and start finding success, you are sure to reach a point where you simply cannot handle any more work without bringing in additional help. When this happens, you end up hiring employees. It is exciting to grow your business and bring more people on board to work toward achieving your […]

Inspiring Quotes from 7 Famous Business Leaders

You might already know the names of some of these famous business leaders, but I’m willing to bet that you’ll still learn a thing or two here. These are some of the most successful people in the world and what they think, not only about topics like leadership and business, but also life, reading, learning, […]

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How True Entrepreneurs Define ‘Employer’

True entrepreneurs understand that building a successful business means that you will need to build a strong team. That team commonly consists of employees. Hiring employees is an inevitable jump that most entrepreneurs end up making at some point along their journey. The way entrepreneurs define employer and think about this transition plays a pivotal […]

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It’s All About the Training

My work motto for 2016 is “Training and using the machine in 2016” (using technology better). And we try hard around here to keep training an ongoing event. I am even more determined after witnessing a recent incident. I was flying home and my Atlanta to Salt Lake City was diverted in Denver for a […]