Businesses Can’t Do Everything Well
Caution! The following terms may make you feel queasy: Accounting, I.T., Marketing, H.R. If you’re breaking out in a cold sweat then you’re definitely a small business owner. As a business owner, the chances are that you’re pretty good at something. In fact, I’ll bet your business delivers an outstanding product or service to its […]
You Will Piss Off a Customer
As the saying goes, “you can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” This is true in every sphere of human interaction. For our purposes here, we’ll stick with how […]
Make Hiring Easier with One Simple Rule
Ignore the doom & gloom reporting about how difficult it is to find employees today. There is one hiring tactic that always works, regardless of labor market conditions.
Why Paid References Are Evil
There’s an entire industry holding people’s employment data hostage. Employers need to be aware of who they’re getting references from and how they’re enabling a sh**ty business.
Hire with More Confidence
First thing to know as you start reading this: there are no magic formulas for making good hiring decisions. Whether you’ve hired 2 or 200 employees during your career, the interview doesn’t get any easier. Because even while other parts of the hiring process can be automated, the interview is still a person-to-person exercise that […]
Grow Your Business with Just 3 Numbers
Small business owners constantly look at the top line of their financial report to see how well they’re doing. This is because we’re taught that the number one way to grow a business is to sell more. As the marketing expert, Gary Vaynerchuck, often says … “offense always solves problems”. However, I think it’s more […]
How to Benefit from Good Advice
It’s getting harder to buy a lot of products these days. We see how supply chain disruptions across the planet are impacting business’ ability to obtain materials at the price they want, and within the timeframe they need. But one thing we’ll never see a shortage of is advice. It’s on bookshelves, YouTube, and in […]
The Benefits of Collaboration Now
I had my belief in the benefits of collaboration re-ignited. The mesmerizing coverage of the SpaceX Resilience launch showed me what people can do when they get collaboration right!
Is it Safe to Come Out Yet?
The damage to business from the global pandemic is just beginning. Instead of waiting for positive signs, use a better method to manage risk in your business.
COVID-19 Crisis: This is Real
The COVID-19 crisis is growing rapidly. Businesses across all sectors need to actively respond immediately to protect themselves from the economic hit.
New O.T. Rule will Cost Small Businesses
Change in overtime eligibility will have a disproportionate impact on small businesses next year.
Hire Slow, But Hurry Up!
Business owners can make better hires by applying basic sales principles to their recruiting activity. Effective hiring requires a process.