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Happy Employees = Good for Business

Employee Satisfaction
By Karin | August 1, 2016 10:15 am

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that most employers want their employees to be happy. Most of us appreciate being treated well by others, so reciprocating respect is a pretty natural step. But have you also considered the impact of how you treat your employees will have on your business? Your employees are[…] Read More >

4 Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

Work Life Balance
By Karin | July 28, 2016 11:35 am

It’s getting harder and harder to balance the scales of work and life. Technology makes all of us accessible 24/7 and a less than certain economy leaves many feeling as though they need to accept long hours just to stay afloat. Working around the clock is often pretty unhealthy for you and anyone around you.[…] Read More >

3 Quick and Free Ways to Promote Your Business

Quick and Free Ways to Promote Your Business
By Karin | July 25, 2016 11:25 am

Let’s face it – starting a business is tough. There are so many things you have to do. Managing people, operations, paying bills and taxes. There are so many demands on your time, and money is always an issue. But, there are some things you can do to promote your business that cost little (or[…] Read More >

Are Your Schedules Employee-Friendly?

Work Schedule
By Karin | July 21, 2016 12:20 pm

Most small business owners put in more than 50 hours of work each week. They also work at least six days a week. Those kind of hours can wear on a person. But, as an owner or manager, you likely have some choice in your scheduling. Your hourly employees—probably not. When putting together a weekly[…] Read More >

4 Quick Tips for Managing Millennials

Millennial Generation
By Karin | July 17, 2016 12:52 pm

Millennials—born between 1981 and 1997—now outnumber baby boomers. With this generation now in their 20s and 30s, they likely make up a sizable chunk of your workforce. While Millennials tend to get a bad rap—most of them don’t even like the label—they’re not going anywhere. Despite their reputation, most Millennials are very hard workers with[…] Read More >

Stop Working IN Your Business and Start Working ON Your Business

Business Management Tips
By Karin | July 10, 2016 11:33 am

It’s the dilemma of every entrepreneur or small business owner – you’re so caught in the tangled weeds of running your business that you cannot seem to find the time to proactively manage your business. Forgive the mixed metaphor, but you’re too busy chopping trees to stop and sharpen your axe. So, how do you[…] Read More >

Seasonal Student Workers – 4 Tips to Make the Most of Them

Seasonal Student Workers
By Karin | July 7, 2016 12:10 pm

Summer is in full swing. While the summer equinox does not officially arrive until late June, the summer begins for most students some time in May. If hiring seasonal employees is part of your staff management plan though, they’ve probably been punching your time clock since sometime in May. Every summer, millions of young people[…] Read More >

7 Must-Read Books for Your Summer Holiday

7 Must-Read Books for Your Summer Holiday
By Karin | July 3, 2016 11:15 am

I love to read! I confess, I don’t read as much as I’d like. Time constraints and the priorities of work and family often get in the way of reading. But, as someone who is tasked with growing a business, there is no better way for me to stretch my mind and learn than reading[…] Read More >

How to Increase Employee Engagement and Decrease Employee Turnover

How to Increase Employee Engagement and Decrease Employee Turnover
By Karin | June 30, 2016 12:20 pm

Good news. Employees are more satisfied than ever with work. In 2015, 88% of US employees reported that they were happy with their jobs. While these numbers are certainly encouraging, there’s always room for improvement. Dissatisfied employees can be costly. Poor performance or, worse yet, a high employee turnover rate can be a real drag[…] Read More >

Avoid Vacation Scheduling Headaches – 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Problem

Avoid Vacation Planning Headaches While Scheduling Employees
By Karin | June 26, 2016 12:30 pm

Let’s face it—we all need a break. If you haven’t added some time off to your own calendar, you may want to take a few minutes to pencil some in. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Feel better? I thought so. Now that you’ve set aside some vacation time for yourself, it’s time to consider your employees.[…] Read More >