When adding an employee to your small business, should hire for passion or experience? Which one is more important for the success of you company?
Learn my opinion of this common debate.
Recently, I have heard many business owners say that they should Hire Slowly, Fire Quickly. In my opinion, it’s not sound business advice.
Many business owners misinterpret the meaning which leads to bad business decisions which are significantly costing their business.
Before you decide to apply hire slowly, fire quickly to your business, you need to understand the risks and why it might not be ideal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this third part of The Entrepreneurship and Leadership Series, we will discuss the topic of self-awareness.
The level of self-awareness you have within your business will profoundly impact your chances of success. Learn more about self-awareness and why the skill matters when you are running a company.
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.
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.
At home, we see ourselves as the leader of our kids. At the office, we are the leader of our teams. With being a leader in both places, shouldn’t the foundation of our leadership approaches be the same?
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.
To become a small business owner, you have to learn a lot when you first start your company. As your business grows, the learning never stops. It’s important always to be open to gaining more information. Learn why.
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.
The Entrepreneurship and Leadership Series: Part 2 Why to Put Your Customer First Welcome to Part 2 of the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Series. In the first post of the series, we talked about why leadership matters for the entrepreneur. In Part 2 of this...
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.