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 […]

What Does Employee Engagement Mean

What Does Employee Engagement Mean?

Employee engagement is definitely a buzzword that has been discussed greatly in the business world over the last few years. While some of these buzzwords and hot topics tend to be in vogue for a while then fall away when people realize they were more of a trend than anything else, employee engagement is one […]

Emotional Intelligence and Small Business Leadership

Emotional Intelligence and Small Business Leadership

Emotional intelligence is becoming one of most talked about concepts in the business and leadership world today. However, some of you still may be in the dark about this concept, and why so many people are talking about its importance. As explained by this infographic by University of Maryland, emotional intelligence consists of “Skills used […]

Staying Productive: Let the Sun Shine Outside, On Your Business, and In Your Mind

With nice spring and summer weather just around the corner, it’s likely that your mind will start wandering to things like swimming pools, BBQs, pina coladas, and well, anything other than work, really. Staying productive is tough when there’s an abundance of nice weather outside, but you have an abundance of work to get done […]

One Simple Trick to Worry Less and Reduce Time Spent in Meetings

One Simple Trick to Worry Less and Reduce Time Spent in Meetings

Worry: it’s something everyone struggles with to some degree. But, it seems that business leaders have a knack for turning worry into an artform. Whether it’s restless nights about decreasing sales, making payroll, finding the right employees, workplace accidents, or lawsuits, as business owner, you’re exposed to many different opportunities to create ulcer inducing patterns […]

Being Your Own HR Department is a Big Problem

As your company grows, you are suddenly faced with issues you have never experienced previously. Among these, one of the most difficult to navigate is HR needs. While it may seem doable at first, many small business owners quickly realize that being your own HR department is no simple task. Before you had any employees, things […]