on August 28, 2013
I’m going to talk about exercise this week because, as a small-business owner who works from home, I’ve struggled for years to fit it into my schedule.
Back when I held down a traditional job, I found it relatively easy to set time aside to exercise. My o…Read » Views: 2,006
on August 21, 2013
I can count on one hand the number of times a client has wanted to tip one of our concierges, yet it’s happened twice in the past week. We don’t have a formal tipping policy, and I’m wondering if I should consider implementing one.
Of course, we would n…Read » Views: 2,008
on August 20, 2013
When starting a small business, it’s much easier and cheaper to avoid legal potholes than it is to fall into one — and then have to spend time, effort, and money to try to undo the damage.
So, before you get into a situation that you’ll wish you’d tak…Read » Views: 2,547
on August 19, 2013
Reprimanding an employee in front of the whole staff is almost certain to crush office morale. Worse still, if someone gets fired like an AOL employee did recently. But leaders often scare employees in far more subtle ways without even realizing it — and o…Read » Views: 2,850
on August 19, 2013
Employee “turf wars” occur in organizations of nearly every size. They can be especially prevalent in small businesses where employees play numerous roles and have overlapping job responsibilities, which makes it easy to step on one another’s toes.
Here…Read » Views: 2,219
on August 16, 2013
When you first start a business, you may be too busy thinking about immediate tasks — buying equipment, setting up your website, finding customers — to worry much about your retirement. But, as your enterprise grows, looking after your personal long-term f…Read » Views: 3,313
on August 15, 2013
If your small business employs or plans to employ virtual workers, check out the recent article by software analyst Ashley Verrill on TechCrunch. In it, Verrill says she emailed more than 40 current and former employees of Apple’s At-Home Advisor program to …Read » Views: 2,401
on August 12, 2013
Want to learn some basic HTML to keep your company’s website updated? Need to acquire some advanced skills, such as writing APIs, so you can develop web and mobile apps? In either case, knowing how to code can be a valuable skill for any entrepreneur.
Fortu…Read » Views: 2,169