Go ahead, dream small

Go ahead, dream small - http://www.ducttapemarketing.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Strategy
From http://www.ducttapemarketing.com 5882 days ago
Made Hot by: TimJustus on April 12, 2008 12:10 am
There's a time and place to go big, lord knows we get told how small we are often enough. But when it comes to marketing your small business I would trade big dreams and pages of killer ideas for one little strategy brilliantly and consistently executed. Small business owners get so caught up in the “web 3.0 idea of the day” that they never get Read More

Tips for better employee training

Tips for better employee training - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Management
From http://online.wsj.com 5883 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 11, 2008 2:23 pm
In a business downturn, employee training may be the first budget to be cut at a small company. But the right training has the potential to have a dramatic impact on a company's bottom line, and a program that raises the level of employee engagement can help retention. Read More

Mental Health and Productivity

Mental Health and Productivity - http://www.productivitytoday.com Avatar Posted by dlanders under Human Resources
From http://www.productivitytoday.com 5886 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 11, 2008 2:23 pm
I find this such a big issue - yet so often missed: How do mental health issues affect productivity in the workplace? * 222.7 million days of work are lost each year because of absences and problems pertaining to depression, costing companies $51.5 billion. (National Institute of Mental Health) * Employees with depression who receiv Read More

The Real-Life Perils of the Indiscreet Email

The Real-Life Perils of the Indiscreet Email - http://www.productivitytoday.com Avatar Posted by dlanders under Legal
From http://www.productivitytoday.com 5884 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 10, 2008 9:58 pm
Is there anything in your email that you would not want exposed? Our recently resigned D.A., Chuck Rosenthal, was ousted, or outed, when his past years of emails were subpoenaed by defense attorneys in preparation for a trial. Somehow the judge who granted the subpoena allowed press access to not just the messages relating to that case, bu Read More

Why to be wary of commission-only sales staff

Why to be wary of commission-only sales staff - http://money.cnn.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Management
From http://money.cnn.com 5885 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 9, 2008 11:51 pm
Hiring commission-only salespeople may only look like a less expensive alternative to salaried employees, but in the end, it rarely works out that way. Read More

Barriers to Finding the Right Employees

Barriers to Finding the Right Employees - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by JenNel under Human Resources
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 5884 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 9, 2008 11:49 pm
It seems that many small businesses are having trouble finding these key employees in the first place. Three quarters of small business owners surveyed said that finding qualified employees is difficult and nearly three out of ten rely on family members such as their spouse to help them off the clock. 58% of those surveyed said that the benefi Read More

Outsourcing Guidance for Small Business

Outsourcing Guidance for Small Business - http://www.businesstn.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Management
From http://www.businesstn.com 5885 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 9, 2008 8:29 pm
Outsourcing for small businesses can save time and money, of which the small business owner often has precious little to spare. But where can you go, and who can you trust to share the burden? Read More

Research: Small Firms Best at Handling Aging Workforce

Research: Small Firms Best at Handling Aging Workforce - http://www.shrm.org Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Human Resources
From http://www.shrm.org 5885 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 9, 2008 3:17 am
There appears to be a marked difference on how small and large companies deal with the aging U.S. workforce. And according to one survey, small businesses appear to be ahead of the curve when planning for this major demographic shift. In a survey of 404 small business owners, 28% percent of the respondents reported that they had developed plans Read More
The minute you focus your energies on hiring your staff because you must have “diversity” or a broad range of people in your company is the minute that you are making a fatal mistake. Read More

Don't Just Survive... Prosper During Uncertain Economic Times

Don't Just Survive... Prosper During Uncertain Economic Times - http://www.kcsmallbiz.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Strategy
From http://www.kcsmallbiz.com 5887 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 7, 2008 9:16 pm
When economic waters are rough, small businesses shouldn't pull back but instead should take advantage of the void created by others who do. Experts advise taking the opportunity to increase sales and expand into new markets. Quotes from the article: "A good business owner will assess the situation and make a plan based on the opportunitie Read More
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