At Growing Your Team, we are the experts on building the team that allows your business to scale.
Simplifying the process of hiring the right team members to save you valuable time and earn you more revenue.
8 Surprising Facts About Hiring Employees
Hiring for your small business? There are probably many things about hiring that will surprise you. Here are 8 surprising facts about hiring employees.
Should You Hire for Passion or Experience?
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.
Should You Hire Slowly, Fire Quickly?
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.
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
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.
Successfully Managing Millennials: Five Tips
Millennials are said to be a problematic generation in the workplace. Managing Millennials does not have to be a challenge. Learn tips on how to successfully manage the millennials within your small business.
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 3 – Why Self-Awareness Matters In Business
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.
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
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.
Small Business Owner: Why You Should Never Stop Learning
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.
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.
The Entrepreneurship and Leadership Series: Part 2 – Why to Put Your Customer First
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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!
Rework: An Honest Review of the Book That Breaks the Rules
Earlier this year I came across the book Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. An article had quoted the book, and I knew from that snippet that it was a must read.
Rework offers a new view on what it takes to start a successful business. While most entrepreneurship books tell you how to build a boat to get across open water, Rework shows you that while building a boat is what people normally do, it might not be the best way. Instead of a building a boat like everyone has always done, let’s build a plane and fly!
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
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
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
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
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.