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How to Effectively Train New Employees
  • 07 September 2021
  • Liam Edwardson

How to Effectively Train New Employees

For any small business, hiring and training the right employees is critical. Employees who are not properly trained could be less efficient, take longer to get their work done, provide poor customer service and contribute to an unhappy work environment. This all leads to increased turnover, a need to seek and hire new candidates, decreases in profitability and, ultimately, more work for you. Here’s a guide for avoiding this situation by properly training your employees. 

Smart Ideas to Have Fun at Work in 2021
  • 01 June 2021
  • Jelani Markus 

Smart Ideas to Have Fun at Work in 2021

Is fun at work possible? Is a fun workplace a good thing for your business? A vast number of employers and employees think that fun at work is an incredibly valuable factor when making a career-choice. If you could find a way to improve productivity, boost morale and positively increase business results while you and your staff enjoy the time you spend together, would you do it? 

The Lasting Impact of Women in Business
  • 22 March 2021
  • Jelani Markus

The Lasting Impact of Women in Business

Celebrating this Women’s History Month from a business standpoint means taking a good look at some of the impact women have had in the business world. The contributions women have made throughout so many industries have been historic, impactful and worthy of praise. Here are just a few eyebrow-raising achievements we can attribute to female entrepreneurs, small business owners and employees.

How to Be a Mentor in a Remote World
  • 16 November 2020
  • Leo Covey

How to Be a Mentor in a Remote World

Dr. John C. Crosby, co-founder of the mentorship organization Uncommon Individual Foundation, once said, “Mentorship is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.” For small business owners who lead with both their hearts and minds, those are some powerful ingredients to tap into. At its core, mentorship is a rich relationship of trust, care, mutual respect and a myriad of other qualities that we should all strive to bring into the workplace every day.

5 Tips for Hosting Your Small Business Virtual Events
  • 28 September 2020
  • Jelani Markus

5 Tips for Hosting Your Small Business Virtual Events

While the technology required to host events virtually has been around for a few years now, you could say it wasn’t remarkably popular. Some companies would host webinars and special events for consumers outside of brick and mortar locations, but it wasn’t considered a ubiquitous aspect of business. That all changed this year. With indoor gatherings restricted and more people avoiding big crowds due to COVID-19 guidelines, the moment is ripe for learning how to create virtual events that are effective and interesting. The following tips can help you on your way.