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Small Business Success: Stay Balanced

Most small business owners would agree that it's hard to find a balance between work and life. Small business owners remain the backbone of the American economy, and they work long hours to launch and build their companies. But as the saying goes, all work and no play make for a difficult life for these entrepreneurs. Here are some tips for the small business owner seeking some balance. Scheduling a Time Out Small business owners need a time out. You cannot work 24/7. Scheduling breaks throughout the day is one way to build a little more balance into your hectic [...]

September 4th, 2020|Management|

Small Business Success: Build Your Online Presence

It’s shocking how many small businesses have failed to develop their online presence. A poll from February 2020 shows 29% of small business owners say they will start their website this year. What’s shocking is that those numbers indicate how many of these entrepreneurs have yet to join the rest of us in the online world. Hubspot puts the number higher, at 50%. Since we’re throwing out numbers, let’s look at another: 87%. That’s the number of consumers that start their product search online. If your business lacks an online presence, the chances are high that you will miss out on many of these [...]

August 7th, 2020|Management|

Difference Between Micromanaging and Leading

The perception of whether your boss is a micromanager or a leader rests with you. How you perceive their behavior around task assignments, projects, and your day to day activity will make you perform well or feel stifled. These feelings can be tied to how you are managed and whether your boss is a leader or a micromanager. For employers, determining how to lead is difficult. Most of us would probably prefer to lead with a carrot and not the big stick. That's the difference between leading and inspiring teams and micromanaging or overly controlling your workers. How does this [...]

July 17th, 2020|Management|

Small Business Success: Prepare for the Unexpected

Cash is always King, but particularly so in the crucial period from startup to midsize business. Generally, this time in the business lifecycle is characterized by funding challenges. Many organizations fail to make it to the next level, where cash flows more smoothly than in those lean startup years.  In light of everything that has happened in 2020 so far, how can your business prepare for hard times? If our “new normal” is a fluctuating economy, what does a small business need to do to stay ahead of the game?  Preparing for the Unexpected with a Cash Reserve  Preparing for [...]

July 3rd, 2020|Management|

Is Texting the New Medium for Recruiters?

Q: Is texting the new medium for recruiters? A: It better be!  The studies show that texting is the most frequent form of communication for anyone under the age of 50. This should be a wake-up call for any recruiters that don’t believe in the power of text for reaching and cultivating new candidates. This article will show you how to use testing during the recruiting process.  :) Call Me, Maybe?  Texting is the hot, new medium for all ages, according to Gallup. The surveyor reports that more than two-thirds of Americans regularly send and receive texts. It’s only candidates who are over 65-years [...]

June 26th, 2020|Recruiters|

4 Business Insights for a Tight Budget

Small business budgets are almost always tight, but now more than ever before. Many small businesses shut down for a time this spring, many have changed their service lines, furloughed or laid off staff, and generally tightened their belts. How can small businesses evolve their budgets to improve cash on hand? What are the solutions for small businesses on a tight budget?  Biggest Budgetary Pain Points for Small Businesses  Managing cash flow (What cash flow?) has always been the most significant pain point for any small business. Resources are limited, and margins are slim for most startups and small businesses. [...]

June 19th, 2020|Management|

Are You Spending Too Much Time On Average Sourcing?

Recruiters spend too much time sourcing. There, we said it. Finding the right talent, particularly for highly technical roles, is time-consuming and tedious. But today, recruiters spend about one-third of their week just trolling social media to find candidates. One in four candidates spends half their week sourcing for just one role. But 70% say automation could improve their productivity, eliminate some of the busywork, and help recruiters find candidates faster. If this is the case, why are talent teams not using resources such as artificial intelligence to help them work smarter?  Why Automated Sourcing Doesn’t Suck  In 2016 Recruiting Daily ran [...]

June 12th, 2020|Recruiters|

Small Business Success: Believe In What You Do

If you don’t believe in your business, it is more likely to fail. Particularly now, when the COVID-19 crisis is devastating so many small companies, many of which may not bounce back from this crisis, it will be the business owners believe in their power to persevere that may mean the difference between reopening and closing forever. Why do small business owners need to believe in what they do? How can negativity impact a company and potentially impact its success or failure?   You Make It Happen  Entrepreneur says, “If you believe that you have the creativity, focus, and discipline to solve [...]

June 5th, 2020|Management|

Should We Say Goodbye to the Workplace We Knew?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, everything has changed. Many organizations have implemented work from home policies, while others have shut their doors. Social distancing has eliminated employee happy hours, events, conferences, or anything else where large organizations came together to network and share camaraderie.   Most organizations have switched to video conferencing as the go-to tool for business collaboration. Let’s look at how companies are using these tools and how they will impact organizations long-term long after coronavirus feels like a bad memory.  Remote Work—The New Normal?  Before the coronavirus, there was a quiet but growing movement to work from home. The [...]

May 22nd, 2020|HR|

Are You Rewarding Your Companies Top Performers?

Even when the economic indicators are slipping, and there are plenty of candidates on the market, companies should take care of their top performers. Retention saves your company the time and money it takes to find new talent and retrain them. The disruption from a lost valued employee is always costly. That’s precisely why a corporate strategy around tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) to find your top performers and then rewarding them for their production efforts is so important. Here’s how to set your company and your best employees up for many years of success.  Tracking the Top Performers  The [...]

May 15th, 2020|Management|