Management

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5 Employee appreciation ideas you wish you thought of before

employee appreciation ideas

Buying gifts for employees is often more difficult that figuring out what to buy your in-laws for birthdays or the holidays. So how do you figure out how to show employees your appreciation for their hard work? I've got a few employee appreciation ideas that'll knock 'em out of the park.

6 ways business owners can clone themselves (without actually doing it)

clone

Every business owner who sets out to build a team really wants, not a team, but a CLONE. Cloning would effectively allow them to be in two (or three) places at once. Yeah. A clone and a few more hours in the day would make a lot of business owners very happy. Are you familiar with the

How to build a top-notch team

Building a Top Notch Team

How to build a top-notch team  When we start to hire team members, we don't need any specific person--we just need help. So we hire someone young, energetic and creative (oh, and cheap) because we really don't know exactly what they are going to do. Over time, they start to do lots of things,

5 Ugly truths about running your own business

ugly truths about running your own business

Most business owners have on rose-tinted glasses when they first start out. There’s nothing wrong with that—it happens to all of us. We’ve been there. You go into running your own business for lots of reasons. The flexibility. The freedom. The room to grow. Everything ahead is sparkly, new, and

5 reasons why your small business needs a strong sales pipeline

sales pipeline

We all want to have a strong sales pipeline, right? Who wouldn't want to have a consistent flow of prospects interested in engaging their company? But the value of a strong sales pipeline goes beyond the marketing and sales team. It's like having a tailwind for your whole business. If there is one

How to build a company culture that invests in Millennials

investing into millenial employees

In Part II, Devan offered further advice on how to create a magnetic company culture. A significant part of building a strong, positive company culture is letting each worker know that they’re seen as not just a company employee, but first and foremost as a person. As Millennials cement their role

Part II: How to build a magnetic company culture

company culture examples

In Part I, I addressed the values of Transparency and Purpose. I hope you’ve taken some time to think about at least one of those values–what it means to you, and how it might be expressed, or not, in your company’s culture. This time I'm talking about enduring values. Values that, when they are

Part I: How to build a company culture attracts employees in swarms

company culture example

I'm fascinated by changes in the workforce across generations. I'm particularly interested in how these changes affect company culture. I've already written about how different generations of employees like to work, how to attract Millennials, and meeting style preferences across

Sales Pipeline Report Template: How to build it in Excel

Sales Pipeline Report

How do you know what sales to expect this month? Next month? Or next quarter? Your sales pipeline report! So what is a sales pipeline report? It's a channel of information that shares critical information about ongoing sales activities that are in the process of being developed, provided,

How to discover your company values

company values

Company values can be a powerful force in driving your business success. When we are clear about our values, that's one thing. When we hire a team who shares those values, that's another. But when take all of this one step further and we actually reflect those values in our business practices, we

How to build a really awesome organizational culture

organizational culture

We wanted to put a spotlight on a business that understands what it means to have great organizational culture, so we started searching for some shining examples. That's when we noticed Grasshopper. A company that helps business owners run their operation using cell phones, they offer services

7 Tips for Empowering Employees with Remote Work

work remotely

You’ve read plenty of articles and heard all about telecommuting, remote work, working from home, flexible work hours… the list goes on. You’ve heard it makes employees happier, that it’s ‘good for business’, yada yada. So you offer the option to your employees. Now what? You have always