on February 6, 2013
Handing out kudos boosts workplace morale, and companies that regularly thank their employees outperform those that don’t, says Josh Bersin, founder and principal of Bersin by Deloitte. Those are two compelling reasons to ramp up the praise.
Here are seven …Read » Views: 753
on February 4, 2013
Roadwork is a fact of life in the developed world. But while it’s an inconvenience for you as a driver, it can be devastating for a small business if your driveway or signage is blocked by street closures, scaffolds, and other construction — not to mention th…Read » Views: 528
on January 25, 2013
Congratulations, small-business owner! You’ve just been informed that you’re receiving an award for your leadership efforts or charitable contributions. Don’t let glossophobia tie your tongue at the big event.
Here are nine suggestions for giving an acc…Read » Views: 749
on January 25, 2013
“The number and variety of business incubators is on the rise in the U.S.,” Bloomberg Businessweek declared recently. From an entrepreneur’s perspective, it’s easy to understand why: Incubators typically offer aspiring business owners a supportive envi…Read » Views: 447
on January 18, 2013
It’s an all too common dilemma for small-business owners: How much time do you give customers to pay overdue bills before writing off your losses as bad debt?
Deciding when it’s time to cease collection efforts can be a hard call to make. How do you s…Read » Views: 593
on January 9, 2013
Ever feel like an ant crawling through a landscape of giant big-box competitors? If so, consider this: The average anthill packs plenty of collective power, and when its residents gather in large numbers, they can send even the largest beast running.
Trade as…Read » Views: 811
on January 2, 2013
Mom-and-pop shop owners may not realize the impact that a retail store’s layout can have on sales. But studies show that a less-than-ideal arrangement of product displays, check-out and service counters, or aisles influences consumer behavior in subtle but p…Read » Views: 5,942
on December 26, 2012
Do you hover over your employees? You may want to reconsider that strategy, as “helicopter bosses” typically lose out on organic opportunities for business growth. According to researchers at Cornell University, empowering workers drives innovation and exp…Read » Views: 1,026