Best Practices

This is our collection of best practices for every part of running your small business. Browse through our articles, videos, tools & templates and more below!

The ULTIMATE Small Business Hiring Guide: Everything you need to know about hiring an employee

the ultimate small business hiring guide

Small business hiring is an essential (and often challenging) facet of entrepreneurship. Any business owner who’s made a bad hire (and most of us have) can tell you the pain of realizing your mistake and trying again and again to “fix” the bad hire, before you finally fire them. Not to mention the

How to write a job posting that attracts great applicants (and repels the ones you DON’T want)

how to write a job posting

The job posting is the most fundamental tool that you have to attract great talent to a job opening, yet many business owners fail to use it effectively. A well written job posting acts like a shining beacon to attract talented folks who share your values and are looking for a terrific opportunity,

How to attract talent to your small business (and how not to)

how to attract talent

There's nothing that makes a business more successful than top-notch talent. When a business owner has a team they can count on, the sky is the limit -- we have all the confidence in the world and it shows. But when we don't have the talent we need, when we aren't confident in our team, we start

Top 10 hottest small business articles of 2014

Top 10 small business articles of 2014

Woo-wee! 2015 is here! Though it’s great to look forward to the new year, it’s also really important to look back and see what you accomplished the previous year. So our team here at EnMast looked back and found our top 10 most popular small business articles read by you — business owners. We

Thanks to my key business advisors who have helped me build my business

Key Business Advisors: They've got my back!

I’d like to thank my key advisors… In growing my business I have relied on the advice and wisdom of LOTS of other people. Some of those people are close to me, and they know the impact they’ve made. There are others whom I’ve never met, but their wisdom has nonetheless shaped the business owner

Business owners can’t do it all on their own: 4 ways to build a business support system

how to build a business support system

In 2001, I went out on my own. (That’s what I called it; going “out on my own”). I set up an office in a spare bedroom with a computer and a phone and started to try to find business. On my own. I’m a pretty resilient person. When I set a goal, I do what it takes to get there. I can overcome a

How to boost your confidence when you feel out of your league

how to boost your confidence

You started this business because you knew a thing or two. Maybe you worked in a similar business for someone else, or it was something you did "on the side" and you finally decided to make it a "real thing"; but somehow you became good enough at it that people wanted to pay you for it. So you took

The one thing every business owner needs to do each day

practicing gratitude

This article originally appeared on Anchor Advisors. It only takes a minute each morning. Before I open my email, before I get started with my work, I stop and write down three (or more) things I'm thankful for. It's a simple thing. Just a brief pause in an other wise hectic day, but there's some

Need some holiday gift ideas? Here’s 5 great ones!

holiday gift ideas

Christmas and the holidays are coming around the corner again (it's crazy to think about, I know), which means it's time to start figuring out and purchasing gifts for our clients (and/or) employees. Jill and Brad share some of their favorite holiday gift ideas on this episode of Breaking Down Your

Not driving enough traffic to your blog? You’re not doing these 6 things

how to drive more traffic to your website

So you've decided to start blogging. Great! Blogging is a great way for professionals to demonstrate their expertise, build trust, and cultivate leads and drive more traffic to your site. Your blog also provides great content for an email newsletter that can keep you and your business fresh in the

5 common IT mistakes small business owners make

common IT mistakes

Equipping your business with the proper IT tools and solutions right from the get-go can make all the difference to get your business processes running smoothly and efficiently. Nowadays, there are very affordable solutions out there, allowing SMEs to be equipped with the best software systems.

4 situations when small business owners MUST look at their numbers

small business owner decisions

"Numbers get confusing. I'm never quite sure what I should be looking at. But my gut has never failed me." Most small business owners are most comfortable making decisions intuitively; when they look at a situation and they just know the answer. These gut decisions are really useful. They can be