How to Become a Better Leader at Work

How to Become a Better Leader at Work

Becoming a business leader can be incredibly rewarding, but it takes a lot of hard work to get there and to stay there. When you’re managing a team, running to meetings, and putting out fires everywhere you go, it’s not uncommon to forget about your employees, the company vision, and your exit plan when you’re […]

Why Succession Planning is Key for Your Business

Why Succession Planning is Key for Your Business

Do you have a succession plan set up for your business? Not many companies do. However, it’s a crucial part of the business strategy for every company. It ensures that whether you want to retire, close down, sell or transfer your business, a proper plan is in place to ensure that your business can carry […]

How Employee Health and Wellness Impacts Small Businesses

How Employee Health and Wellness Impacts Small Businesses

Numerous studies have shown that employee health and wellness impacts small businesses drastically. In fact, there’s a direct correlation between unhealthy eating, smoking, drinking, and lack of exercise with loss of productivity, absenteeism, and higher health care costs for businesses. Fortunately, you can improve the success of your company by putting a wellness program in […]

3 Ways to Improve the Structure of Your Business

3 Ways to Improve the Structure of Your Business

Many small business owners mainly focus on setting up the operating procedures, company policies, accounting systems, and hiring processes when structuring their business. However, there are processes often forgotten that are crucial to a company’s overall growth and security. If you want to improve the structure of your business, don’t forget to do these three […]

Creating Motivated and Hard-Working Employees Isn’t Hard

Creating Motivated and Hard-Working Employees Isn’t Hard

The success of any business can often be measured by the commitment and morale of its employees. When your team isn’t happy, productive, or inspired to work hard, your business will naturally suffer. How can you create motivated and hard-working employees? Here are a few ways to get them inspired. Show Them You Trust Them […]

5 Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Improve Their Work Culture

5 Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Improve Their Work Culture

Having a robust and healthy work culture is imperative when running a small business, no matter what industry you’re in. Regular interactions in your workplace (whether between your employees and management, between just your employees or within the management team) all significantly influence your business operations for better or for worse. The atmosphere inside a […]

Key Person Business Insurance — Why is it Essential?

Key Person Business Insurance — Why is it Essential?

Do you own or operate a small business? If so, are you prepared in case you, a partner, or one of your key employees are unable to perform their duties? Most small businesses are not ready for the financial risk of suddenly losing an integral person in their business, like a manager or co-owner. Without […]

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