MANAGEMENT

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Crafting a price increase notice: 6 ways to tell your clients

To start, here's a little price increase notice sample. I then follow it up with 6 ways to how to tell clients you're raising your prices

What to do when a client tells you "no"

As a small business advisor since 2001, I've heard a lot of clients say "no". They say no because they "don't have the money". They say

Cube vs Corner: Social media policies for employees — what’s cool, and what’s not

Social media has made some work boundaries a little blurry. We've talked about whether or not it's okay to friend your employees on

How to increase prices without losing clients

I have a conversation like this almost every week: "I'm so tired. I don't know how I can work any harder. I've been at this for 3 years and

3 ways to have more productive meetings with your team

I love my mobile devices. I take notes on my iPad, I carry my phone everywhere. As tools, they make me infinitely more effective over the

Hate training employees? Try doing this instead

Way back in the dark ages of time, before Netflix or TVs, or typewriters, before papyrus or hieroglyphics, our ancestors would sit around a

Millennial values: A business owner’s guide to managing Millennials

You’ve read the studies about Gen Yers having different values than Gen X or Boomers. You’ve heard all about work/life balance and why us

Millennial values: A business owner’s guide to managing Millennials

You’ve read the studies about Gen Yers having different values than Gen X or Boomers. You’ve heard all about work/life balance and why us

Die "Status Meeting"! Die!

There is nothing I dread more than a "status meeting". You know the one where everyone goes around and updates everyone else about what

Why I refuse to check my email after work hours

In college, I wanted a Blackberry. I wanted one badly. (Sad, I know.) Unfortunately, I had this EnV phone that was ‘cool’ for others my age