5 Ways Small Businesses Can Retain Their Best Employees

Losing a valued employee is a blow for any company, but when your staff is on the small side, the impact can be especially hard to absorb. What can you do to keep your best and brightest on board and not looking for greener pastures? Provide the best compensation and...

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Can Introverts Succeed at Your Company?

Could you be subconsciously favoring your more outgoing employees over your quieter ones? In our culture, extroversion is a highly rewarded personality trait. Being gregarious and talkative is often seen as more desirable than being introspective and reserved. But...

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Entrepreneurs: Born or Made?

There’s a popular notion that the entrepreneurial spirit is something you either have or you don’t – and if you weren’t born with this trait your chances of running a successful business are slim. It’s true that researchers have often found similar personality...

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Do You Need to “Man Up” as a Female Entrepreneur?

If you’re a woman who owns a small business, you’ve joined the millions of other women who’ve decided to strike out on their own. Although your ranks are growing, male-owned companies still vastly dominant the business world. Could this disparity be affecting the way...

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Losing Customers? Here’s Why

All companies say that every customer matters, but small business owners really mean it! The loss of even one important client can have serious implications for long-term sustainability and growth. Customers don’t always reveal why they’ve chosen to leave, however....

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Is Founder Dependence Hurting Your Business?

It’s great to be the kind of leader that employees can rely on for everything, from developing a comprehensive marketing plan to knowing where the last ream of copy paper is hidden. But sometimes there’s a price to pay if you’re the only one...

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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Retain Their Best Employees

Losing a valued employee is a blow for any company, but when your staff is on the small side, the impact can be especially hard to absorb. What can you do to keep your best and brightest on board and not looking for greener pastures? Provide...

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Interviewing for Soft Skills

If you’ve ever hired someone who, on paper, checked all your candidate “wish list” boxes but could never seem to mesh with your staff or customers on an interpersonal level, you’ve discovered the pitfalls of evaluating candidates solely on...

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Is It Time to Grow Your Business?

Bursting at the seams in your current location? Can’t keep up with demand? These are good problems to have as a small business owner. And with your company booming, you may be wondering if now is a good time to expand. This decision doesn’t come without risk though –...

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Diversity Training and Small Businesses

Hiring a diversity trainer is something only big companies do, right? Short answer: no. Any business that values communication, understanding and cohesiveness among its employees will see the benefit of providing diversity training to its...

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Creating a Sought-After Corporate Culture

Have you ever had the experience of landing a great job in a company where you envisioned a long future, only to have things somehow not pan out? Could you put your finger on what went wrong? Maybe you didn’t click with the other employees. Or...

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