Disciplinary Systems: How to Control Those Unproductive Employees


Discipline in the workplace can be a very touchy subject. From hurt feelings all the way to litigation, companies face a struggle in dealing with unproductive employees. Many employers use a progressive discipline system. This means that, generally, discipline involve a three- or four-step … [Read more...]

Small Business Performance: 3 Key Components Worth Measuring


When it comes to running your small business, you need to be able to evaluate its performance. Just as your ‘check engine’ light indicates there is a problem with the performance of your vehicle, your business too contains indicators worth monitoring. If not just for your own sanity, but to help you … [Read more...]

5 Time Saving Tools Every Small Business Owner Should Have


There’s no denying that small business owners are stretched for time when it comes to successfully running their business. Each day, companies are creating time-management tools to help make running a business easier. And while these tools won’t help to turn back time, or even slow it down, they … [Read more...]

What Your Small Business Needs to Know About Pinterest


There’s a good chance the word, Pinterest, has been thrown around recent business meetings. But what the heck is it exactly? Better yet, why should you care? Today, we plan to reveal everything there is to know about this new and upcoming social network. What is Pinterest? Pinterest describes … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Welcoming Newly Recruited Employees


In larger companies, it is generally the responsibility of human resources to welcome your most recent hire. But what if your business does not have a full-scale or in-house HR department? The task of making the new employee feel welcome in your business often falls on you, the business owner, or … [Read more...]

IT Security Considerations for Departing Employees


Today’s guest post is brought to us by Alan Wlasuk, CEO of 403 Web Security. Employees leave for any number of reasons; but regardless of the reason, they have spent time in your company’s environment where they have had access to at least some level of the company’s IT systems.  Security should … [Read more...]

The Best Technology for Small Business in 2012


Today’s guest post is brought to us by Ramon Ray, editor of Smallbiztechnology.com In order to operate your business successfully there are several components that need to work and work well. Below, I have listed some of my favorite technology and resources to efficiently run your small … [Read more...]

Cutting the Cord: Pros and Cons of a Landline in your Small Business


If you’re like most Americans, you probably ditched your home landline a long time ago. According to CBS News, more than one-in-four U.S. homes, or 26.6 percent, had only a wireless phone as of June 2010. But even with the rapid deterioration of landlines in homes, many small businesses still depend … [Read more...]

Tapping The Noggin | Creative Exercises for Naming Your Small Business


A new year; a new business. If that goal is on your list of 2012 resolutions, then listen up. Whether your next business venture is a cupcake shop, mobile app, or IT consulting firm, you won’t be very successful without a name for yourself. Sometimes deciding on a name is as simple as using your own … [Read more...]