Leadership Profiles Articles
on May 1, 2013
Hiring employees is a rite of passage for many small-business owners, because it represents growth. But, of course, expanding your operation comes with a few financial and professional risks.
To take some of the guesswork out of recruiting and staffing, the I…Read » Views: 1,308
on April 29, 2013
“My job is to look at what’s not working and make it better,” explains Susan Baroncini-Moe, the business and marketing strategist behind the firm Business in Blue Jeans in Indianapolis. “What roles are people playing in the business? Or is it the brand…Read » Views: 2,238
on April 29, 2013
Entrepreneur Debbie Sterling (pictured) says the secret to her startup’s success is that she didn’t try to go it alone.
“When I was first starting out, I had this big ‘aha’ idea, and I didn’t want to tell anyone about it, because I didn’t want a…Read » Views: 2,407
on April 25, 2013
Newk’s Express Café franchisee Todd Jackson first appeared on Good Day Alabama as a solo act, but he has no misconceptions about why the producers keep asking him back. His wife and co-owner, Sonya, is a star attraction.
“She kind of likes to dress up in…Read » Views: 2,092
on April 22, 2013
The business world can be a cutthroat, dog-eat-dog kind of place, but it’s OK to be nice. In fact, it may even benefit you, says Adam Grant, a management professor at the Wharton School and author of the new book Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Su…Read » Views: 2,511
on April 18, 2013
Some entrepreneurs — such as restaurateurs — start out with a team of employees in place, but many others launch their companies as sole proprietors. These independent small-business owners often struggle to decide when to add staff and what types of peopl…Read » Views: 2,826
on April 1, 2013
When most small-business owners decide that it’s time to hire an employee or two, their work is typically piled up and their to-do list is often a mile long.
The Intuit Small Business Blog recently talked with Leslie Barber (pictured) — former owner of pr…Read » Views: 2,032
on March 18, 2013
Anyone who has ever had the unhappy experience of working with a disgruntled fellow employee (or has been one themselves) knows the personal value of maintaining a positive work environment. It turns out that there’s a professional reason to keep everyone co…Read » Views: 2,042