Many small business owners in the trucking and heavy-duty parts industry that I speak with are all dealing with the same type of issues. They started their business so that they could build a better life for themselves and their families but somehow they find themselves working longer hours and for less pay than when they worked for someone else. keep reading »
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A website is a good way to promote your business and communicate with potential customers. Having a website is great for business. No, scratch that. Having a good website is great for business. keep reading »
3 Key Points in this Article:
- You will learn why some managers are not leaders and what to do about it.
- You will learn what factors contribute to a manager being a leader and how to cope with the weaknesses of a manager.
- You will learn how to empower your managers, collaborate on the development of solutions, and support them when everything is going wrong.
Written by Jamie Irvine | 3-minute read
Fear is often referenced as the reason that a person did not take an entrepreneurial leap. With 80% of small businesses failing in the first 5 years and 96% of small businesses failing in the first 10 years I understand why people are hesitant to make the entrepreneurial leap. Michael Gerber author of the E-Myth – Revisited calls deciding to start your own business an “entrepreneurial seizure.”
Fear of failure is a powerful emotion that at times can be a positive reaction because it saves us from doing something foolish that will hurt us in the end. All too often fear of failure is used as an excuse to not take action and this kind of fear robs us of our potential. keep reading »
Written and Contributed by Vee Macalisang
There are horrible bosses. These are the people whose mere presence alone changes the atmosphere at work in a negative manner. The same people who seem adept at squashing your desire to do your best at work.
But then, there are also good bosses. Bosses who uplift you rather than make you feel terrible about yourself. Bosses who know how to make you feel integral to the company rather than inconsequential. Bosses who treat you as a valuable asset rather than redundant and easily dispensable. keep reading »
Contributed by Karthik Reddy
As a small business owner, you constantly hear about the “latest” advances in marketing. A few years ago, it was having a website. Then social media came on the scene. After that, everyone had to have an app.
Artificial intelligence is the latest “flavor of the month” and many companies, both large and small are jumping on the AI bandwagon. Chatbots are a great example of a practical application of AI, but there’s also virtual reality, like the HoloTech project and Microsoft, AI-augmented data analysis and much more. keep reading »