Five Steps to a Better Employee Handbook

Five Steps to a Better Employee Handbook

A company’s employee handbook is something that every employer should have might not feel worthy of much time or attention. At many jobs, it is simply an obligatory part of training or orientation that does little more than inform new employees of company rules and policies. However, it should be much more than that. Instead, […]

Why Does Employee Recognition Matter?

Why Does Employee Recognition Matter?

At some level, everyone likes to feel appreciated for what they do. Even if it is a simple “thank you” or acknowledgement of hard work done, it feels good to know other people notice what you’ve done. This is especially true in our professional lives. This is why, as an employer, it’s important for you to […]

encouraging employee autonomy

Encouraging Employee Autonomy

Cultivating and maintaining effective employee autonomy within your company can be one of the most difficult tasks any manager faces. How do you encourage employees to be self-directed and motivated while retaining the company’s vision, direction, and goals? How do you utilize your employees’ wide range of skill sets and proficiencies in a way that […]

Protecting Your Time as a Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, possibly your most valuable resource, and the one that is the hardest to hold onto, is your time. Between all the hats you are asked to wear while running your company, answering questions from every direction about every small detail, and time spent in meetings, you are likely to end […]

Responding to Criticism as an Entrepreneur

Responding to Criticism as an Entrepreneur

Criticism, at some level at least, is basically guaranteed as an entrepreneur. This becomes increasingly true as you accomplish any real level of success. As this happens, it also becomes more and more important that you become skilled at responding to criticism. Identifying Types of Criticism Not all criticism is created equally, nor does it […]

When Contesting Unemployment Claims Makes Sense (And When it Doesn’t)

When Contesting Unemployment Claims Makes Sense (And When it Doesn’t)

Contesting unemployment claims is an important thing to understand as a small business owner. In certain situations, former employees are absolutely entitled to claim unemployment. Other times, however, these claims are worth contesting. When should you contest an unemployment claim, then? What circumstances do you need to look at in order to make this decision? […]

How to Strengthen Company Culture For Your Small Business

How to Strengthen Company Culture For Your Small Business

    Company culture is vital to the success of a small business. It helps not only bring in better talent, but also retain those employees because they feel happier and more comfortable at work. Employees are more engaged, motivated, and productive at work because they more passionately identify with the company’s mission.  Creating this […]

Overcoming Your Fear of Criticism as an Entrepreneur

Overcoming Your Fear of Criticism as an Entrepreneur

Starting your own business is undoubtedly a huge undertaking that is anything but a smooth voyage along the way. With all the external hurdles to clear and hoops to jump through along the path to starting a successful small business, one of the biggest obstacles that gets in the way of many entrepreneurs is unfortunately […]

Dwayne The Rock Johnson

Why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Should Inspire How You Run Your Small Business

In the business world, there are many sources to draw inspiration from. Today, I’m going to present you with someone who I personally draw a great deal from in almost every facet of my life, but might be outside where you typically look for inspiration when it comes to running your small business: Dwayne “The […]

Improve Employee Happiness: Ban Email After Work Hours

Improve Employee Happiness: Ban Email After Work Hours

Technology has done many amazing things for business today. We can now be connected with a wider range of people across the globe at an instant. However, this also means that it has become much harder to truly disconnect from work and enjoy the rest of life after the work day is finished. Unfortunately, this […]