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Small Business Management

Build a Culture of Health

John Quelch | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
John Quelch

Whether big or small, companies looking for a place to start should target one or two areas under the four pillars that they can impact relatively quickly. They can then later extend their efforts into other areas. The point is to get started.

How to Manage Millennials

Andrew Lee | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Andrew Lee

So what is a Millennial? And, what is all the fuss about? It seems as though every article written about the future of the workforce involves some discussion about Millennials. You can't discuss social media, TV viewing habits or the state of the workforce without an in-depth analysis of this group. Can one group really command this much attention? The answer is a resounding yes. So again, who are they?

Management: Your Version, Your Team's Version, and the Truth

Alex Charfen | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

There are very few people, if any, who like being micromanaged. The discrepancy between managing and micromanaging is simple, a perspective difference -- the perspective of the business owner and perspective of the team members.

Business Sales to Continue Booming Through 2014

Greg Voakes | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

As the old adage goes, "The best time to sell a business is when it is doing well."

Managers, Like Messengers, Should Not Be Shot At

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

Learn to leverage the managers in your organization, for the good of the company and it's efforts. Because a manager, like any messenger, it there to inform and enlighten, not to be shot at.

The Trouble With Growth

Kevin Doffing | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Kevin Doffing

The initial excitement over diving into new markets, making new hires, and cultivating more customer relationships is starting to wear off. It's at this point that I've come to realize three things I wish I knew four years ago about growing a company.

What If? Why Not? Who Says?

Sonya Denyse | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Sonya Denyse

In these times, I have decided to choose adventure over apprehension, to ask questions and, when appropriate, to rewrite the rules.

A Tried-and-True Tool for Entrepreneurs: The Compounding Effects of Smart Cost Control

Frank Farwell | Posted 05.22.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Are you dozing off yet? See, that's the problem. Cost control sounds so one-dimensionally simple it barely seems worthy of managerial-level discussion. Maybe that's why it rarely gets the attention it deserves.

Top Signs Your Business Should Borrow

Brian Hamilton | Posted 04.29.2012 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

There are times when it is good to borrow money, but those times are limited. So how do you know when you truly need to borrow for your business? The answer is not always obvious.

How Do Entrepreneurs Tame the Red Tide of Employee Turnover?

Frank Farwell | Posted 04.16.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

What's it going to take to do Human Resources right and make employees, and yourself, happy? The answer: More than you think, especially if you're an H.R. klutz like me.

Every Manager Is a Risk Manager

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

The often-unrecognized part of the manager's job is to identify these risks and prepare for them should they occur.