Sheryl Nance-Nash is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on August 18, 2014
There’s a two-letter word that can really hurt your success as an entrepreneur: No.
Fear of rejection extends past worrying about being turned down for a date. In business, if you can’t hear the word “no” without walking away crushed, you may not be in busi…Read » Views: 825
on February 28, 2014
They don’t say “it’s lonely at the top” for nothing. It can be. And isolation is often hard on a chief executive’s psyche and bad for business.
Leaders may want to portray a tough-guy or tough-gal image, but they have feelings too. In a 2012 survey …Read » Views: 520
on February 4, 2014
Temporary workers can be a godsend. They meet your small-business needs at a lower cost than regular full-time employees with benefits, which is a huge plus when you don’t have the resources to hire permanent staff.
Increasingly, U.S. companies of all sizes…Read » Views: 718
on January 10, 2014
You can talk yourself out of just about anything. Sometimes being cautious works in your favor, but it can also limit your small business’s growth. The most successful entrepreneurs are not averse to taking risks.
So says Tom Panaggio (pictured), author of …Read » Views: 626
on January 2, 2014
It’s tough enough to drum up clients. For a business being bootstrapped by its owner, getting stiffed for services rendered can spell financial trouble.
Just how bad is the problem? The Freelancers Union in 2012 started an open letter to nonpaying clients d…Read » Views: 515
on December 2, 2013
Tears can be tough to handle, particularly when it’s an employee who lets loose the waterworks. How best to respond as the boss is a delicate matter.
Dan Chmielewski remembers when, as a manager, he had to put an employee on probation. “I was told by HR …Read » Views: 724
on November 14, 2013
Andy Grove, co-founder of Intel, one famously said that “only the paranoid survive.”
He was right, asserts Steven Blue, author of Burnarounds: Unlocking the Double-Digit Profit Code, a book about transforming small companies into global powerhouses. “D…Read » Views: 409
on October 3, 2013
Nobody wants to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Let’s face it, times are less than stellar for many entrepreneurs: August was the fourth consecutive month of negative job growth for small businesses, according to …Read » Views: 493