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!

Powering me first, then my business

Like most business owners, I have high hopes for my business in 2013. But as I reflect on improving and making my business better, I wonder

No one goes it alone

" a dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.” ~ Robert Burton, in The Anatomy of Melancholy

Best of 2012: Ask Your Budget

Happy Holidays! During the holiday week, we are reprising our most popular posts from 2012. Enjoy!  It was no surprise to us that Brad's

The value of a clear and compelling vision

Big hairy audacious goals, 50-100 year visions statements, mission statements, starting with why -- there are as many ways to talk about

Leaders encourage risk taking, innovation

A team member goes into his CEO’s office to tell her about a huge mistake. He made a decision that he knew carried risk but he he had

Make more money by focusing less on today and more on tomorrow

Have you ever wondered why one job gets paid more than another? What is the quality that enables some jobs to command more pay than other

3 types of meetings you can’t miss

Meetings can be such a waste of time. When they drag on with reports, updates, people talking about things everyone knows ... blech! But

Giving thanks year-round with handwritten notes

When I first started my business, I was a thank-you note fanatic. I decided that one of the ways I was going to set myself apart was to

10 pointers for writing a Business Plan

As a business owner, you may be asked to submit a business plan if you need to borrow money from a bank or are searching for investors. But

Survival tips for working moms

I’m a working mom. What I mean by that is I have a job in addition to my job of raising four children. (I’d like to note that all moms