Blog

Hiring and Onboarding Employees Blog Posts
The True Cost of Not Hiring an Employee

The True Cost of Not Hiring an Employee

Employees are expensive. There's no denying that. However, did you know that in some cases, the cost of not hiring an employee can cost you even more? Read this post to learn three ways not hiring an new team member can be significantly hurting your bottom line.
When to Hire an Employee

When to Hire an Employee

Knowing when to hire an employee is essential for business success. Before you add each new person to your team, you need to make sure that you NEED that employee. Read more to learn four signs that your business needs to add either it's first employee or another one to the team.
3 Ways to Attract Candidates Before You Need to Hire

3 Ways to Attract Candidates Before You Need to Hire

Whether you are a new business or a business that is ready to expand, you might be wondering, How do I become seen as the company where employees are jumping at the chance to get a job? After all, to fill your open positions, you must find ways to attract candidates and make them want to apply. Whether you’re just starting to think about hiring your first employee, or you’re trying to find ways to draw more or better candidates so you can expand your team, here are three ways to attract candidates before you need to hire.
Business Partners – The Pro and Cons of the Relationship

Business Partners – The Pro and Cons of the Relationship

Business partners are sometimes needed to turn an idea into a successful company. However, just because taking on a business partner might increase your chances of success does not mean that it's always going to be an easy relationship. Learn about the pros and cons of having a business partner.
Leading and Managing Employees Blog Posts
Three Reasons Why Your Business Should Focus on Employee Retention

Three Reasons Why Your Business Should Focus on Employee Retention

No matter the size or profit level of a company, employee retention has become a problem for many businesses. When top employees shift from enjoying their job to being dissatisfied in the workplace the impacts of this move can ripple throughout the company both before and after that employee turns in their notice. Read the top three reasons why your business should focus on employee retention.
The Entrepreneurship and Leadership Series Part 1

The Entrepreneurship and Leadership Series Part 1

If you look at the top reasons startups fail, many of them can be traced back to one thing: poor leadership. When I realized this fact, it did not surprise me. Most people do not realize how leadership skills impact almost everything you do when running a business. Entrepreneurship and leadership go hand-in-hand no matter the size of the company. Due to this, I decided to put together The Entrepreneurship and Leadership Series. Each post will focus on how leadership skills can impact certain aspects of running a business. This first post will start at the beginning with looking at what is leadership and why leadership matters for the entrepreneur.
5 Big New Manager Mistakes I Made

5 Big New Manager Mistakes I Made

Entering leadership for the first time is a big step. Even the best managers tend to make mistakes as they start their leadership career. As a new manager, I was not immune. On my path of becoming a well-respected leader, I made mistakes. Here’s my confession to the five big new manager mistakes I made as I started my leadership career and my advice to new managers.
Running a Small Business Blog Posts
How to Survive Negative Reviews in Your Business

How to Survive Negative Reviews in Your Business

No matter how fantastic you are at what you do, you are going to receive a negative business review or comment at some point while running your company. Seeing negative reviews are going to happen, it’s crucial that you know how to approach the situation so you can react in the best way for your company. Learn more in this post.
The Truth About The Loneliness of Entrepreneurship

The Truth About The Loneliness of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is great. You get to be your own boss, set your hours, make your own goals, and decide what direction you take your business. However, there is one thing that many entrepreneurs fail to share: the loneliness of entrepreneurship. Learn more about the loneliness of entrepreneurship and how to combat the feeling.
8 Disney Quotes for Entrepreneurs

8 Disney Quotes for Entrepreneurs

For me, the right quote can be just the motivation and encouragement I need when I am feeling overwhelmed or discouraged with my business. Often, I look for ones to help inspire my business venture and to show me a different point-of-view. Another thing I love is Disney. So, what’s better than awesome business quotes? Disney quotes for entrepreneurs!
My Stories and Opinions Blog Posts
Work-Life Balance: Do You Have It?

Work-Life Balance: Do You Have It?

Work-life balance: I bet it is something we all want. The tricky thing about work-life balance is that the definition does not contain a checklist to measure perfection. In my opinion, I have a great work-life balance. However, I know that my definition does not match that of my clients or readers. Does that make any of us wrong or one of us better than the other?
11 Truths No One Tells You About Pumping at Work

11 Truths No One Tells You About Pumping at Work

In a society where mothers receive dirty looks for breastfeeding in public, the topic of expressing milk seems like a bigger offense. I have decided it is time to talk about pumping at work. I put together a list of the 11 things about pumping at work that I wish people had told me before I returned to the office after the birth of my first child.
Why the Working Mother Has It Right

Why the Working Mother Has It Right

There has been a lot of talks lately about equal pay for equal work. One opinion that I heard was that working mothers are not entirely dedicated to the workplace and therefore deserve to make less. Hearing the opinion of working mothers deserving less really struck a cord with me.
The Perks and Drawbacks of Working a Part-Time Job While Starting Your Own Business

The Perks and Drawbacks of Working a Part-Time Job While Starting Your Own Business

For six months, I worked a part-time job while starting my own business. During that time, I realized that working part-time was not everything I imagined. Right before the last day at my job, I was offered an opportunity to stay on part-time with the company. It was the perfect situation. They wanted my help on select projects and I was able to name some of the terms. Accepting the offer allowed me to slowly exit the company I loved and still make some money while I started my own business. It seemed like there was no downside. Boy, I was wrong.
What I Learned When Attending My First Industry Conference 

What I Learned When Attending My First Industry Conference 

In the fall of 2016, I decided that I wanted to attend my first industry related conference. While I was still a beginner in the software development field, I figured it would be an opportunity to network and learn from top performers. I imagined coming away with pure excitement about software development. For me, this was not the case. While the conference was great and I learned a lot from talented speakers, I walked away feeling different than I expected. Read on to learn about my top takeaways from attending my first industry conference.