Small companies tend to struggle to retain part-time workers and miss out on chances to turn rock star part-timers into full-time team members, says biz whiz Baron Christopher Hanson. To improve your performance, put yourself in your workers’ shoes and figure out what they need to be fulfilled. “Learning what truly motivates, compensates and satiates […]
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The Learning Experience preschool began franchise operations in Boca Raton, Fla., in 2002 and has since grown to 134 locations owned primarily by franchisees. The company has invested $1 million in technology, according to CEO Richard Weissman, and adds two to four new centers per month.
By Peter Shankman, Principal, Shankman|Honig Hands down, the most overlooked part of running any small business is customer service. Small businesses spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on marketing, trying to convince people they’re the best, yet if they simply improve their customer service by a fraction, the customers will do it for them! Behold, […]
By Erick Lauber, Ph.D. Bradley was failing, and failing badly. Not only did the members of his team avoid him in the lunchroom and never stop by to say “good morning,” they had begun taping a target to his back every day and everyone had signed up for archery lessons. Bradley’s leadership style just wasn’t […]
Wall Monkeys is a premium wall decal printer based out of Washington D.C.. Wall Monkeys founder, Jason Weisenthal started the company in 2009 by himself, and has grossed $1.2M in sales in 2012, with projected sales for 2013 to reach over $2M. Jason owns 100% of Wall Monkeys, and the company has zero debt with […]
If you are planning to sell goods, you will likely need to obtain a seller’s permit, usually from the tax or revenue department of the state in which you are doing business. As a requirement of obtaining this permit, you will be obligated to collect sales tax on goods you sell, and periodically submit those […]
We’ve rounded up 10 businesses you can start for $100 or less. With a home-based launch, you’ll save on overhead. We present these small business concepts as food for thought. Conduct your own due diligence research to determine if the enterprise could work in your region. Charge what your market will bear. You don’t need […]
Angry internet users have recently stepped up their campaigns against those ugly, annoying “CAPTCHAs” with twisty letters. Riding a huge wave of attention, the creators of the spammer-blocking mini-game called FunCaptcha are now offering a free visual makeover to match the site’s look and logo. This alternative to the twisty letter puzzle stops spammers without […]
The Women’s Business Exchange has been serving working women since 1979, dedicated to expanding the wisdom, influence and leadership of women in the workplace, whether they are in business for themselves or part of a larger organization. http://www.wbex.org. In celebration of 35 years, WBE is hosting a Where Inspiration Leads Gala Dinner Event on September […]
The purpose of Spendology(TM) is to empower individuals and businesses to make better financial decisions. A recent Gallup poll indicated that only 32% of US households have a budget. Instant Budget(SM) enables advisors and planners to help their clients quickly create a personal monthly budget. Instant Budget(SM) enables advisors to help their clients create a […]
Preparing a business plan is a good idea no matter what business you are pursuing. It will help you answer all the questions you have about the business you are launching. The first step is to come up with the Company Description. What business will you be in? What will you do? Mission Statement: Many […]
According to a recent University of Phoenix® survey, more than half (51 percent) of working adults in the U.S. either currently own or want to own their own business. Of those working Americans who do not currently own their own business, 41 percent hope to do so in the future. “Being a business owner isn’t […]