The Top Two Things that Make a Great Entrepreneur

A glimpse at some of the world’s wealthiest entrepreneurs reveals a cornucopia of characters who have parlayed their personality traits into big bucks and success — consider the diverse and sometimes wacky personas of Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Even these characters, however, display two traits that are both common and necessary among successful entrepreneurs when you boil everything down. …

Stop the bleeding: Small businesses can take these steps to keep employees

Keep Employees

Most of us have had employees who do the company a favor by bailing out. A name or face is probably coming to mind even as you read this. In most cases, however, you’ve invested time, money and energy bringing employees into the fold, and resignations are a hassle at best. Depending on role, the departee’s loss could represent (ouch!) …

Millennial Motivators may not be what you think

Motivate

Feeling like the prank-ee in an employee game of Ding Dong Ditch these days? You’re not alone if you’ve been one of the last ones to open the door. Most employers apparently consider a 10 percent turnover rate OK, but last year 22 percent of the workforce — 30.5 million U.S. employees — quit their jobs, the Bureau of Labor …

Using Google Calendar to Manage your busy lifestyle

Regardless of whether you own a business or website or just want to organize and simplify your personal obligations, Google Calendar offers intuitive features that integrate with all your devices, including your iOS or Android smartphone. If you never need to coordinate your schedule with coworkers or family members or leave an appointment early to make your next appointment, then …

Top 10 Busy Lifestyle Trends

In running a company, you’re constantly juggling competing obligations and having little time for yourself. Getting everything done requires time management and choosing how much attention to give to each task. Although you may often feel like no one gets enough of your time, you can only make decisions to the best of your ability. These trends for busy folks …

The High Costs of Inefficiently Tracking Time – More Expensive Than You Think

We reached out to our friends at Get App to run a survey; we wanted to know how much time the typical business owner or HR manager spent just on time collecting per pay period.  Not payroll or HR related duties, just getting the time from the employee to the employer.  The results are in as Get App surveyed 100 …

Pushing Ourselves Harder for Greater Results in Less Time

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” This famous quote, published by Benjamin Franklin in his Poor Richard’s Almanac in the mid 1700s, says a lot about the mentality of today’s society. Technology is constantly challenging us to create, increase, improve, update, and reinvent in order to change the world. Business owners, corporations, …

The Biggest Secret to Business Success

The biggest secret to a successful business revolves around identifying a particular need or gap in the market, then creating a product or service that can solve it. This is not always easy for start-up businesses due to the various factors that are considered when creating research plans. There are a number of firms that offer affordable and professional research …

Reboot: How to Really Hire Highly Competent People

Businesses and organizations strive to attract the best job candidates to prosper. Professional growth, monetary reasons and a supportive working environment are some of the factors prospective employees consider when looking for work. Here are wise suggestions on how to hire highly competent people. As a hiring manager, it is prudent to work with other staff members as a team …

Ten Things To Stop Saying At Work

Mark Twain said that there is a huge difference between the near right word and the right word. Words matter especially in a workplace, and both employers and employees should know how to choose words appropriately to avoid issues in their careers. Here are ten things employees must stop saying at work. “It’s unfair.” To the speaker, the phrase might …