As a small business owner, conducting interviews is one of your responsibilities. You might be just as nervous as the people you interview. Or, you might worry that you won’t hire the right person after the interviews. Here are some tips for conducting an interview.
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As a small business owner, you might be forgiven for thinking that you’re not likely to be the target of fraud. After all, why would anyone come after you when there are bigger fish to fry? In fact though, small businesses are often the targets of money or payroll fraud because they are less likely […]
Your business writing skills are more important now than ever before. You communicate via emails, IMs (instant messages), and texts. You’re writing all the time. To be competitive in the marketplace, your skills need to be constantly nurtured and updated.
As a business owner, you do a lot. It can be hard to know how to be a business leader when you have a million and one things on your plate. Managing employees, handling accounting and payroll, and finding the time to focus on revenue-generating tasks are all important, but are they enough? Putting precedence […]
You know the old saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” As a small business owner, how often do you take steps to keep you and your employees healthy? Maybe you find your employees get especially sick during flu season, or they run out of energy as the day goes on. Implementing wellness […]
When running a small business, it can be extremely tempting to cut financial corners, and one of the first potential items on the chopping block is the budget for employee training programs. However, well-trained employees are an essential part of any business, even the smallest one. The thing is—untrained employees drain budgets by not working […]
Being a small business owner is tough. You’re juggling multiple tasks, approaching numerous deadlines, dealing with employees quitting, and handling canceled orders. Then, there are the high moments of success that keep you going. Sometimes, small business owners need an extra dose of encouragement to continue on. Read these 33 small business quotes to kindle […]
Over the years, more and more small business founders are turning to credit cards as a viable source for financing a new business. And it’s not hard to see why startup business credit cards have become so popular. Thanks to the 2008 financial crisis, banks have become much more risk-averse, preferring to lend mostly to […]
Setting up a website for your small business is a wise and cost-efficient way to get your brand out there and bring in new customers. You have a lot of options when it comes to color scheme, fonts, and general setup. But, appearance is not all you should be worried about. What makes a website […]
Nobody does what you do better than you, but … what is it that you do again? You might have trouble describing your business in one sentence, or you find yourself at a loss for words when it comes to writing a company description. Knowing how to write a company description for a business plan […]
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