How to End Things on Good Terms with Employees

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 11, 2019

When you have an employee who needs to go, you might feel tempted to leave a resignation letter template lying on the copier. While that might work in some cases, passive-aggressive strategies rarely leave employees feeling good about their departures. Just like ending a business partnership, ending an employment agreement can be painful. No one enjoys firing an employee who genuinely wants to do well. Letting people go…

Beyond the Pretty Logo: Why Hiring is Your Most Important Brand Decision

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 7, 2014

  I once worked for a large, multinational software company. We had a strong vision and good corporate values and it was a great place to work. But I never quite felt the company’s vision and values actually connected to what we did on a daily basis. Many companies face this challenge to apply their guiding principles on a practical level. I didn’t think we had a well-defined…

A Document and 5 Questions That Will Transform How You Grow Your Company

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 9, 2014

Hiring new people can be a daunting process for small companies. Just one new hire can affect a startup’s culture and success, yet many don’t realize this process should begin long before you even post a job opening. I’ve spent a long time developing the best way to identify whether a candidate is a good fit for our company and ultimately realized one thing: To identify the right…

Employee Training Tips to Consider When Growing Your Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 26, 2013

Going from a low-key startup to something more is a wonderful feeling.  As a business, you’re reaching farther and increasing revenues.  And as the business evolves, you must plan for everything that goes along with an expansion.  Aside from just setting higher sales goals, you might be expanding to a bigger building or maybe cropping up more offices around the region, if not the nation.  Increased demand brings…

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