I’ve often said that when you work for yourself you have a crazy person for a boss. But I’ve come to realize that I’ve actually got several bosses, and they’re all, to some extent, crazy. Let me introduce you my office full of nut job bosses. Each and every one of them lives in my
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Every business owner dreams of having a team of dedicated, driven and super smart people working for them. Often, they think if they just hire the right people, it’ll happen. Sure, hiring good people has a bit to do with it, but without a leader cultivating the employees into a team that produces great work
How to Delegate Tasks More Effectively How often do you delegate a task to an employee, but they don’t complete it the way you wanted them to? Then get frustrated because they did it wrong and end up doing it yourself? (Sound familiar?) When we are defining a project that someone else is going to complete,
Running a business is hard. That’s why a lot of folks decide to partner up and start a business with someone else. There are some definite advantages to working with a partner: two heads are better than one, and partnerships often have access to better resources and talent that a solo founder might not have.
Cube vs. Corner is a series that explores a different workplace topics where Devan and Brad respond with their unfiltered, honest thoughts from their side of the office: the employee and the boss. Do you use emojis? Most of us probably have when texting, or at least been the recipient of them before. Have you
Missing deadlines is a common occurrence in the world of small business. No one is to blame (or everyone is to blame) and there are no real consequences — until the owner wakes up one morning and says, “Hey, weren’t we supposed to be finished with this project by now? What happened?” There are plenty
If March Madness was about creating jobs, instead of scoring hoops, then small business would be the little NAIA school with a few hundred students who sneaks into the tournament and, against all odds, defeats the big well-funded, well-advertised, Division 1 school with tens of thousands of students. Oh, and in this metaphor, the NAIA
Nothing makes an entrepreneur start yawning faster than talking about business insurance. And insurance premiums? They can seem like such a waste of money. That’s good money that you could be investing in your business. You already have to pay for workers’ compensation, unemployment, and maybe even disability insurance for your employees. (And don’t get