Holding a company event outside the office can be a useful way to bond a team and allow employees to relax and enjoy each other’s company without having to talk about work. It can, though, get a little overwhelming to try to plan such an event. Here, Anne Marie Rembold, owner of Anna Marie Events, [...]
It’s the second week of December and a thought just hit you like a ton of bricks: you forgot to plan your company holiday party. Don’t panic. You still have time (and could always organize a New Year’s party in January instead). Not sure where to start? Christina Millikin, founder of Glow Event Design in [...]
With Over 10,000 new business books are published each year, it’s hard to find the ones that can really benefit your small business. Here is our top list of books to read over the holidays (in alphabetical order). Adversaries into Allies by Bob Burg. We are all in the business of persuasion. This can be [...]
Are you taking advantage of referrals to get new customers? Find out how to make your business more recommendable to boost your positive word of mouth from The Small Biz Lady, Melinda Emerson.
It’s that time of year—the time when hacking coughs, sneezes and nose-blowing ring through every small business. How can you keep your employees healthy (and productivity high) during cold and flu season? Here are three tips. Encourage sick employees to stay home. The benefits of having a sick employee come in to handle his or [...]
Imagine this scenario: Every day you find yourself getting more and more aggravated with a certain employee. You tell him or her to do something and they consistently under deliver, thereby requiring someone else (oftentimes you) to pick up the slack. You are sick of it and seriously considering firing this person. Before you write [...]
One major commonality that I see amongst many entrepreneurs and business owners is a real independent spirit. That spirit of independence is one of the main reasons that they seek to start their own businesses in the first place. And many feel like they have something to prove and fall prey to the misconception that [...]
If you're the owner of a small business, you are juggling dozens of responsibilities! This week's Work Your Biz Wednesday from The Small Biz Lady, Melinda Emerson, offers 5 ways that you can promote your small business while on-the-go.
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