This article was originally posted on smartblog.com. Today’s great companies win by disrupting stale industries. That is, the great companies of the 21st century destroy the status quo in ways that the incumbents never see coming. Google. Uber. Airbnb. These greats didn’t make slight improvements to the search, transportation, and lodging industries. Rather, they strapped C4 to the existing model and blew it to pieces.
It’s 3 pm on a Friday. You’re sitting at your desk staring at the computer screen knowing you have a project due at 6 pm -- your employees are waiting on you. The question is, why did you wait ‘til the last second when you knew you had over a week to get it done? We’ve all been in this situation. And as a small business owner, you know your window to get things done is pretty small with everything else on your plate. So, what do you need? A lesson in productivity and meeting deadlines. And recently, a study was published in the Journal of Consumer Research which reveals the key to getting motivated to meet deadlines and increase productivity. We’ll talk about the study, why you’re waiting til the last second to get tasks done, and how to trick yourself into meeting deadlines.
It’s a proven fact - overworked employees are less productive, unhealthier, and prone to on the job errors, absenteeism, burnout, and turnover. Yes, we all want loyal, dedicated, and hard-working employees. But, employees also need a good work-life balance. Here are 10 simple things small businesses can do to encourage healthy employee habits.
Section 105 Plans are a tool used by employers to reimburse employees for medical and health insurance expenses. There are a few different ways Section 105 Plans are used. So, which Section 105 plan is the best fit for a small business? Let’s break it down.
You've heard the buzz. Healthy employees increase productivity. But is this true? Various surveys say yes. Here’s a look at the statistics and 7 healthy employee ideas any small business can incorporate to increase productivity.
Do Baby Boomers stand apart as America’s entrepreneurial generation? Will the number and success of American startup companies decrease as Baby Boomers retire? A recent study released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation says not necessarily.
Building the best benefits package for your small business is a like a puzzle. You piece together unique and attractive benefits that ultimately help you attract and keep the best employees in the industry. You see payback on your investment. Employees love to work for you. You become a coveted Employer of Choice. These ten small and medium companies, featured in glassdoor.com’s new report Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For (2015), have done just that.
In a world full of millions of small businesses, is it really possible for your company to stand out - to rise above the crowd? You bet it is! You see, there are a few key things you can do to set yourself apart from the rest, and I’m here to tell you one of the best ways to do this - your customers. So grab a cold Coke, a chair, and a listening ear because you’re about to become the master of this life hack: winning your customers’ business and respect by making them part of your family.
It’s an easy thing to do - work a full 8 hour day and then go home to work another 4 or 5 hours. But, is it good for your small business to be doing this every day? No. We’re here to talk about why working late into the night is actually hurting your small business and how to break this bad habit. Note: This article is an excerpt from our eBook 5 Alarming Small Business Habits You Need to Stop Today.
Taxes. It’s not the time of year small business owners look forward to. It’s complicated. It’s time consuming. And for some, it’s expensive. But, it doesn't mean taxes need to be overwhelming. Here are 10 tips for small businesses on how to survive tax time.
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