The holiday season is here again, and if you’re a small business owner that can only mean one thing – it’s time to start planning for the annual office holiday party. Quotidian though they may seem, office parties have become an important part of the American workplace over the years. While many offices tend to be less productive during the season, a good holiday party can help your employees…Continue
Listen, Google wasn’t built in a day. Try to remember that the next time you’re feeling lonely as the sole owner, proprietor and operator of your small business. Even the most successful startups all came from meager beginnings. And while some companies-of-one have managed to strike it rich, most startups live and die by their ability to grow slowly but steadily over time.
To put it another way, you don’t need to blow up and expand to 100 employees to make your business successful. In…Continue
Employee engagement is a pretty straightforward concept – the more engaged your employees are with their job, the more productive they’ll be. However, while the idea might be easy to understand, not every small business owner is familiar with how they can foster engagement in their offices. Luckily, motivating your employees isn’t difficult. For example, here are four quick and…Continue
I saw something interesting on my way home from work yesterday. A new Dodge Charger pulled up next to me at a red light, covered from hood-to-trunk in a massive advertisement graphic for a new local alcohol manufacturer. For a moment, it felt like I had traveled back in time to 2004. You don’t see many flashy company cars these days. Not when most small businesses prefer to spend their ad budgets…Continue