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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.
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!
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