Blog posts tagged with "Small Business Employees"

Pros and Cons of Remaining Open on Fourth of July

June 15, 2018
For many people, Fourth of July is a holiday spent outdoors enjoying the summer weather, barbecuing, or celebrating with friends and family. For business owners, it can be a chance to increase your sales, but it can also present challenges.

5 Tasks That Your Business Should Outsource

June 12, 2018
As a small business owner, it’s impossible for you to take on every necessary task that’s needed to run your operations. Plus, you might not possess certain intricate skills, or it isn’t financially or logistically feasible for you to hire full-time, in-house employees for every role.

Eight Tasks That You Should Delegate to Your Employees

June 05, 2018
As a business owner, you probably feel like you don’t have enough hours in a day. There’s always more work to be done, and your business can always keep growing. Still, you can’t handle every business matter independently, which is why having employees you trust is crucial. As the owner, you should be setting the vision for your business, and letting your employees handle the details.

5 Benefits of Offering Summer Fridays

June 01, 2018
Summer is almost here, which means your employees might be inquiring about Summer Fridays. Some companies let their employees leave the office early or take the entire day off on Fridays during the summer, so that they can take advantage of the warm weather. If your company hasn’t offered this perk in the past, you may be curious about how this will affect your business during the summer months.

Marketing tip of the Month: Utilize Your Employees to Market Your Business

May 24, 2018
When you consider how you can market your small business, you likely think of email marketing, social media campaigns, and other traditional efforts. Although these are important components to consider, you should also determine how you can incorporate your employees into your marketing strategy. Even employees who aren’t on your marketing team can benefit your business’s sales efforts outside the office, by promoting your company to their friends, family, acquaintances, and anyone else they come across.

How to Hire the Best Chefs for Your Restaurant

May 23, 2018
Good food quality is amongst the biggest reasons why people go to restaurants, so it’s important that you find chefs that can cook consistently delicious meals. Chefs often have responsibilities that go beyond cooking tasty dishes, so when hiring chefs, you should consider other responsibilities that they’ll need to handle. If a chef can cook well, but can’t do so while fulfilling other expectations, they may not be a good fit.

Pros and Cons of Coworking Spaces

May 15, 2018
Coworking spaces are becoming increasingly popular amongst individuals who work remotely or are self-employed. With more of these spaces popping up in cities nationwide, you’re likely to find one in your area. If you’re considering moving your small business to a coworking space, review our list of the pros and cons of coworking spaces below. Although group work settings aren’t conducive for everyone, it might be the right decision for your business!

8 HR Tools Your Business Should Consider

May 10, 2018
Human Resources departments are important because they increase the understanding of human capital value, help resolve internal conflicts, ensure employee satisfaction, and hire outstanding talent. Since HR professionals are responsible for a myriad of tasks, digital tools can make them faster and more efficient in their roles.

How to Hire a Receptionist for Your Small Business

May 09, 2018
Receptionists can be vital to helping your small business run smoothly because they can do tasks you don’t have time to do as a business owner. Your receptionist is an important position; they’re the first point of contact someone has with your business, in-person or on the phone, and must represent your brand well. In fact, many companies hire this type of position, as there are more than one million receptionists employed in the United States.

Why Criticism is Important in the Workplace

May 04, 2018
Most people are as afraid to give criticism as they are to receive it. This stigma against giving or receiving feedback can lead your business down a dangerous path of setting the status quo bar too low and accepting mediocrity. In The Lost Interview, Steve Jobs describes an analogy of a polishing rock tumbler to giving and receiving constructive criticism. He discusses how putting ugly rocks into a tumbler that uses water, grit, and friction to output polished rocks can be a metaphor for creative teams having meaningful arguments to polish each other’s ideas.