By: Reed Parker In order to attract the best, most talented employees, some well-established companies are offering pretty outlandish employee benefits. For the vast majority of us who do not work for these companies, all we can do is gaze longingly out the window (assuming… Read More
When your small business is growing and expanding, it can be a particularly exciting time. Evidence that your hard work after what could very easily be many months – or even years – is paying off, it’s a fantastic boost to your confidence knowing that… Read More
When it comes to crafting a company culture, there are no shortcuts to success. A quality culture starts from the ground up, and is often a reflection of the company’s founders or directors. If the founders and managers possess the characteristics of an effective leader,… Read More
Maybe your business has grown, or maybe you just realize you could use some specialized help (such as in keeping the books). No matter the reason, you’ve decided that it’s time to hire some help. Should you hire an employee or an independent contractor? Let’s look at some pros and cons of each.
By Arlene Chandler The Affordable Care Act, requiring employers to provide health care to fulltime employees, has started many conversations about what employees are entitled to in the workplace. This leads to an important question, especially for small businesses: is what is legally required enough… Read More
Small business leadership is our focus topic for March. And I’d like to close out the month by emphasizing one of the most important leadership responsibilities around — recruitment. After all, a leader is only as good as his or her team. That’s even more… Read More
If you’re like most traditional small business owners, you can’t do everything yourself. You hire a team of employees to help you run your business — from managing day-to-day customer interactions to helping you make long-term executive decisions that could affect your business for years… Read More
Is the under-30 crowd just a bunch of brats with a glaring sense of entitlement? Why aren’t employees more loyal to their employers? Which comes first? Company loyalty or employee loyalty? Find out why I think a lot of businesses are still getting it wrong.