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, […]

8 Common HR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Part 1)

These are some of the most common HR mistakes that we are seeing small business owners make. At Employers Resource, we work to make the lives of small business owners easier. This article isn’t meant to point out the things you might be doing wrong. We genuinely want to help free you and your business of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Image of a row of 6 different mailboxes. Behind the mailboxes are plants and foliage.

5 Common HR Solutions and Why You Should Think Outside the Box

These are five common HR solutions we see a lot of businesses using these days. They may be common, but that doesn’t mean they are always good for business. Weigh your options and maybe consider trying something outside the box. You might find that one of these options works fine for your business needs. Whether […]

image of man standing in front of foggy mountains with arms stretched up to the sky

5 of the Greatest Small Business Forums Currently on the Web

Successful business leaders understand the value of connecting with other leaders, sharing ideas, and learning from their peers. They are not lone wolves. They seek connection. They are constantly learning. Great leaders don’t build walls, they build bridges. When you want to build a bridge, whether that bridge is solving a challenge or making a […]

image of a page in the dictionary. Image is faded out except for the word "focus" and its definition

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 […]

image of two constructions workers. One is looking straight into the photo. Text over image says, "OSHA is still watching."

So You Have a Small Business? OSHA is Still Watching!

Time was that OSHA wouldn’t mess with any company that had fewer than 10 employees. Times have changed! If your small company is engaged in certain types of business – especially if your business has the potential to cause a catastrophic occurrence – you’re on OSHA’s radar! The fertilizer company in West, Texas that experienced […]

image of people walking in the aisle of a plane and finding their seats. Many people are already sitting. The image has a transparent blue filter over it

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 […]