The Double-Edged Sword of Remote Teams

The bottom line? Yes, in the throes of the beginning stages of business start up, you will likely cave to the whim of the remote employee option.  And yes, it will be because it is more cost effective, but how will affect your team management skills? The truth: it’s a challenge. But with proper management, […]

How to Manage a Struggling Company Culture

One man show, team of two or staff of 700- the number of employees has no affect on the importance of company culture. It should be developed at the same stage you build your business plan- incorporated and ingrained into each decision from the get go. Sure, the size of your business will determine how […]

Tips for managing Millennials

As the workforce continues to become more diverse, employees and managers alike may have to brush up on interpersonal skills and be prepared to make small adjustments. Teams are now made up of young and old, traditional and new age, out of the box and classical ideologies. One of the strongest ‘new’ personalities we are […]

Common Leadership Mistakes You are Probably Making

“The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt That’s right- it sounds hard -very hard for a go-getting entrepreneur who has the inherent need to be a […]

Best Ways to Manage Your Motivated (and Unmotivated) Employees

It’s not black and white- employees are not one or the other: motivated or unmotivated. Likely you will find that most of them fall somewhere in between, with outliers on either side. This difference in motivated can make leadership slightly difficult; in that one blanket tactic will not be successful. You will need to adopt […]

Tackle Turnover – What managers are doing to make good employees leave

Turnover is a small business manager’s beast of burden. Retaining good employees is one of the biggest challenges, no matter the industry. Interestingly enough, many experts claim that good employees don’t quit jobs, they quit managers. There are several things that you may want to cover and recover with your managerial staff. Simple things, that […]

You Can’t Please Everyone – How and When to Say NO

As much as it may go against the very nature of a strong entrepreneurial leader, saying no is as empowering as your first day of business, your first big sale or your biggest success to date. The best part? While many of the milestones happen only once, the bold decision to say “NO” can happen […]

Organizational Alignment

“Think of alignment as a playbook for the entire company, just like in sports. For a coach to make sure every player is on the same page and goals are made, that playbook needs to be shared and discussed in real time.” –Andre Lavoie, CEO of Clear Company This is one of the most clear-cut […]

Common Communication Failures (And How to Fix Them)

Starting your business may be a one-man show, but eventually, it will be time for the onboarding of new partners, colleagues, and team members. With each new individual comes a new collaboration, and with that, perhaps new challenges in communication. Every person has their own unique method of communication. One of the most essential qualities […]

How to Use Data to Improve Culture

With shifts in technology essentially change the way we do business intrinsically, it is important for small business to realize that the access to data is changing the game. Just because you aren’t one of the big boys, with access to eons of consumer data, you can still utilize what you can to benefit your […]