Management

Managing and running a small business is hard! Get the tools, help and advice to make manage your business and your people easier. Browse through our collection of tools, articles, videos 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 ask good interview questions: Be skeptical!

good interview questions

It's always painful to have an opening on your team. Often, the person you're missing was someone you relied on; someone who got stuff done! Now they aren't there; and who's getting that stuff done? It's probably you (in one way or another). That open position is dragging you down. It's no wonder

Employee Compensation: 3 mistakes small businesses make

employee compensation

Issues surrounding employee compensation come up frequently for the small business owner. When it’s time to start recruiting for a job there’s an inevitable question: how much should I pay employees? What’s a fair wage for this job? Or perhaps you aren’t hiring, but your employees are approaching

Employee Interview Guide: The Business Owner Interview Guide

Employee Interview Guide

When you are growing your business, hiring the right people for the right jobs is critical. Making a bad hire in a critical job can set you back six months or more; while making a great hire can accelerate your growth. So how do we find the right people for the right job? Well, that's a complex

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

5 people to meet on your entrepreneurial journey

5 people to meet on your entrepreneurial journey.

No business owner walks alone. We all work inside an ecosystem, a community, that supports our efforts and enables us to turn our passion into entrepreneurial success. Here's 5 people that should be a part of that village. The customer, or client The only thing you need, to be “in business”,

Small Business Advisory Board Tool: How to set up an advisory board

How to Set Up An Advisory Board

Owning a business can be fulfilling and gratifying, but also lonely, stressful and frustrating. Dealing with this full range of emotions can be challenging, and it's difficult to find people who understand and who can help. Every business owner needs an advisory board -- a team and group of

How to boost employee morale when sales are down

boost employee morale

When I first purchased MyCorporation from its previous owner, I realized I had some serious work to do to boost employee morale. No one seemed particularly cheery, and lacked work ethic. Thankfully, buying the company brought a great opportunity for change. Luckily I had been working as a MyCorp

5 Tips for Coaching Millennial Employees

coaching Millennial employees

Millennials are now the largest generation, with more than 95 million members. And Millennials in the workplace have become a hot topic of conversation in recent years. They’re hardworking and driven, or they’re lazy and entitled. They’re more loyal to brands, but less loyal to jobs. They’d

Price increase letter: My first experience raising my prices

price increase letter

We often see business owners undervalue their services. So we often preach about raising your prices. But we get a lot of hesitancy because many owners are afraid they'll lose clients, and/or not be able to attract new ones. So we asked Kaleigh Moore who runs We Are Lumen about her first experience

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

How to measure business performance — use numbers and not your gut!

how to measure business performance

Numbers give me a headache. I don't want to stare at spreadsheets all day -- I get a good enough "gut" feel just from running my business. Why should I care about the "numbers"? Most business owners have a strong "gut feeling" or intuition about their business. It makes sense. They spend all day,