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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.
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!
One of your company perks should be a bonus based on company
profitability. This bonus is given every
year in February, and never at the Christmas holidays. You don’t want employees to think that it is a
“Christmas Bonus” and should be expected, even in years where company
profitability is not goo...
Many of you are using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or
Search Engine Marketing (SEM). Or,
you’ve sent a postcard/letter to prospective customers. Or, you’ve invested in marketing in some
Your marketing/SEO/SEM company gives you a specific phone
number on that marketing piece to track the number o...
These five cash
flow mistakes can kill your business. Don’t
Thinking you can lose money on a product and make it up on selling your other
products and services.
If you have 1,000 “give aways”
and you lose $10 on each one that is a $10,000 loss. Assuming that you normally earn 8% net
A great employee told
his manager that he was leaving the company he had been at for more than 12
years because he needed to be off every other Friday. He didn’t want to leave
but a personal situation necessitated that he be off these days. He interviewed at one of my client’s
businesses. He was honest about no...
A company has grown profitably but business isn’t fun for
the owner anymore. He doesn’t enjoy
coming to work and everything is still dependent on him. If he doesn’t do it,
or communicate it, then it either doesn’t get done or gets done wrong (from his
perspective). He is totally frustrated