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Top 5 Strategies for Getting Press for Your Small Business

Top 5 Strategies for Getting Press for Your Small Business

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Small business owners have a lot on their plate. Oftentimes they’re doing it all -- ordering inventory, responding to customers, managing employees. Marketing their company is the last thing on their mind. And with a smaller budget than large corporations, hiring a PR firm to do the legwork isn ...
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How Emotionally Intelligent People Give Negative Feedback

How Emotionally Intelligent People Give Negative Feedback

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Telling people what they did wrong is one of the toughest things there is.It's a moment you always dread. Someone--your employee, your partner, your child, or even a vendor--has failed to fulfill a commitment to you, or delivered a poor performance. Now you have to give that person negative feedback ...
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Transforming Your Culture From Good to Great

Transforming Your Culture From Good to Great

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Building a great culture is like building wealth -- ideally, you start early and then keep going. But, what if you realize that your culture needs a lot of work after it's already established?The answer is that you can still make the leap from an average culture to a great one. Here are four ways to ...
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Why Women Entrepreneurs Should Seriously Consider Starting Up in New York

Why Women Entrepreneurs Should Seriously Consider Starting Up in New York

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Between the money and the culture, New York makes a strong case.Despite all the recent news about the toxic environment for women entrepreneurs, especially in Silicon Valley, new research from Dell finds that many of the best cities for women entrepreneurs are in the United States. Indeed, the ...
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3 Ways to Let Remote Members Know They Matter

3 Ways to Let Remote Members Know They Matter

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It's important to find ways to keep employees as part of the team while they're working from afar.If your team is going to be remote either temporarily or permanently, you need to let them know they matter. I manage projects that are all over the state: Sometimes, my team members are operating hu ...
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3 Simple Ways Great Bosses Lead Their Teams

3 Simple Ways Great Bosses Lead Their Teams

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To grow as a leader, your success depends on discovering effective ways to create conversations that enable your team, both individually and collectively.Today's workforce knows fewer borders because working with people from all around the world is the new normal.While you may not deal with countr ...
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New Research Shows What Employees Are Most Unhappy About. Here’s How to Fix It

New Research Shows What Employees Are Most Unhappy About. Here’s How to Fix It

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Top researchers on job satisfaction just issued their 2017 report. The findings, while surprising, are something you can do something about.That's why they call it "work".Complaining about our jobs is just what we humans do; it's as natural as being annoyed by ATM fees.The problem occurs when the ...
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How to Keep Employees From Losing Sight of the Company Vision

How to Keep Employees From Losing Sight of the Company Vision

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Sure, your company's mission statement is on your website for all to see . . . but what about your vision?When 3dcart, a Fort Lauderdale-based ecommerce company, started out, the team was so small, there was no reason to write a formal company vision. Everyone understood the goal and all were able ...
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5 things that can make your business plan fail — and how to avoid them

5 things that can make your business plan fail — and how to avoid them

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Creating a business plan is an essential step in getting a new company off the ground. Writing this document helps founders not only evaluate their goals, but also communicate them to other people, especially investors. A good business plan can be the difference between funding your dreams on busin ...
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5 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Leading a Discussion Group

5 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Leading a Discussion Group

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Discussion groups can be super helpful, but only if you moderate them in the right way.Discussion groups can be one of the most effective and engaging types of business meetings. The key is moderating the discussion well, which requires strategically assembling the participants, preparing them for ...
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