Written by: Quint Studer Often as we approach a new year, we think in terms of resolutions. We think about what we can do in the upcoming year to make our lives better. Many people focus on goals like getting healthier, or losing weight, or spending more time with our loved ones. All of these … Read more.
Written by: Katie Conroy Each year, millions of people come to the United States in search of opportunities and a better life. These people are hardworking and can become valuable assets to any small business that needs help. If you’re currently looking to add to your team, you may want to consider the benefits of … Read more.
Written by: Quint Studer Why do initiatives and/or programs fail? Or, if they don’t completely fail, why do they fall short of achieving their desired goals? I recently had the privilege to present to leaders at a health system. It is always nice to see old friends and make new ones. Prior to my talk, … Read more.
Written by: Katie Conroy Your brand has a huge impact on how customers perceive your business. However, fostering an effective brand is difficult, especially for small businesses. The following best practices will help you get on the right branding path, presented by Small Small Business. Explore the Full Potential of Branding Branding has the potential … Read more.
Written by: April Franklin Do you dream of running your own business? For many people, having the freedom to pursue their passion and work on their own terms is an important ambition. Being able to build wealth for yourself, not someone else, and follow your own interests sounds amazing. But, the reality can often be … Read more.
Written by: Alex Bulmer Payroll responsibilities are a crucial part of having employees. Of those payroll responsibilities, the most important is accurate payroll. After all, inaccurate payroll may lead to fines or other penalties. Here are some of the most common payroll problems that businesses face as well as, we think, some good solutions. Managing … Read more.
Written by: Lynne Strang If you’re a small business owner with limited funds for marketing, take heart. You don’t have to break the bank to market your product or service effectively. For greater brand awareness, consider these budget-friendly tactics and suggestions: Get positive reviews and testimonials. These help establish trust and enhance the credibility of … Read more.
Written by: Quint Studer How do we respond when someone does or says something we may not agree with? Do we go on the attack with a “got you” comment? Do we react quickly or do we pause to seek first to understand where the person is coming from? Do we generalize? Do we forgive? There … Read more.
Written by: Katie Conroy Are you thinking of putting together a clothing drive in your community? Collecting gently-used clothing is a great way to help people in need, but you have to keep a few things in mind if you want your project to be successful and stress-free. Before you start filling those boxes, be … Read more.
Written by: Quint Studer I am so grateful to those of you who tell me personally when we see each other that you enjoy this column, or write a note saying so. A few weeks back at a CivicCon event in Pensacola, Rhette Anderson shared that he likes the weekly column. He also said, “I … Read more.