How do you turn an obstacle into an opportunity? This is the topic of Ryan Holiday’s new book, “The Obstacle Is The Way,” (Portofolio, 24.95). Subtitled, “the timeless art of turning adversity to advantage,” the book is a great summer read with stories from events throughout history, illustrating how icons such as John D. Rockefeller, […]
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A pro shares his insight on five ways to position a franchise for resale. By Ralph Askar After deciding that a franchised location needs to be sold, there are many important decisions that need to be made. Simple changes can be made to improve your business from the inside out – use these guidelines when […]
5 Keys to Building and Maintaining a Powerful Online Presence By Nick Nanton In the past, an online presence was a luxury – but as society’s focus and attention has shifted to the digital arena, it has become an absolute necessity. A carefully crafted website and fully-operational social media profiles can lay the framework for […]
Don’t Leave Your Small Business Up To Luck: Tricks of the Trade for Small Business Success By Hunter Hoffmann Head of US Communications, Hiscox USA Most small business owners rarely have time to catch their breath, let alone weed through every advice book, latest app or new gadget. Luckily, there are already a few simple, […]
Seven leadership principles for leading in challenging times. By Retired Brig. Gen. Becky Halstead Founder of STEADFAST Leadership, LLC Today’s business environment is similar to a battlefield. In order to lead through volatile conditions, business leaders must adopt key principles that will guide them through the process of change in order to help themselves, their workforce and the company grow stronger […]
Calling quits on employee theft from day one. By Luis Orbegoso President, ADT Small Business Whether bundling countless layers of clothes under oversize jackets or hiding merchandise in the depths of stock rooms, small business retail employees are getting creative on how they can deceive their employers under the radar. As a small business owner […]
By Lucien Canton During the Midwest floods in 1993, White Star Textile Services in Des Moines found itself faced with an ironic situation. The encroaching flood waters had shut down all six pumps at the local water plant and there wasn’t even enough water to flush toilets, let alone process 100,000 pounds of laundry each […]
How do you inspire your employees to commit to your customer service program? By Bill Sims Jr. It’s a business no-brainer that happy employees make happy customers. But how do you get happy employees that deliver the best possible customer service? It requires employees to move beyond simple compliance of workplace rules and becoming truly […]
The town of Bodega Bay is using the Hitchcock movie “The Birds” to promote the town and business. “Make It a Bird’s Weekend” at the Hitchcock Film Fest in Bodega Bay will be held March 28-29. What nostalgic event in your town could inspire a similar business-building event or festival? The Bodega Bay Area Chamber […]
Conveying passion for what you do can be a key to your small business success. By James Mendelsohn Chief Marketing Officer at CAN Capital One thing that many small business owners have in common is passion—a love of what they do, whom they serve, and how they do it. A business rooted in something you […]
By Bill Sims, Jr. President, The Bill Sims Company Creating a positive workplace culture is extremely important to cultivating a productive and profitable company. The quality of work we do depends on the quality of our workplace culture. When the environment we work in is positive, we become more engaged and committed employees. By definition, […]