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Hiring, firing, and managing people is one of the most difficult challenges for small business owners. Watch Firing Employees from our HR Heaven or Hell Series.
This question was posed to me by a reader. And, many of you may have the same
question. You look at the bottom line of
your profit and loss statement every month and see that your company has a
profit. You see profits month after
month yet you run up against a cash crunch - payroll, or in this time of year,
You’ve been unlucky
enough to find that an employee has been stealing from you. Do you prosecute that person?If you face this
situation, you must ask yourself, first is this a civil or criminal
charge? An example of a civil charge is
when you give your bookkeeper check signing authority and she steals. A crimin...
Last week I covered
two of the four top ways people steal from you. This week I cover two more
ways. 3. Use Signature
operated a business. One was focused on
sales, one on operations, and one did the books. It was the perfect start up because each
manger was focused on a critical area of busine...
The statistics are
chilling. In a blind survey, Kessler International research has shown that 95%
of employees admit stealing from their employers. Hiscox, an international
insurance company, reported that in 2016 US Businesses loss an average of $1.13
million in 2016 to their own employees.
Small businesses were hit ...
In the 36 years I have been consulting with and coaching small
business owners, one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do was tell
two partners that a third partner was stealing at least $50,000 a year from
their business. It probably was
more. However, I felt horrible. I didn’t
want to dig any f...
at this time of year I write about planning - and how simple it can be. So, I’m being the Grinch - reminding you that
there will be no Christmas if you don’t plan and don’t track. And, if you don’t
plan and don’t track, you can’t complain about what happens to your business!