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How to Manage Your Rental Properties More Effectively

by / ⠀Career Advice Startup Advice / August 31, 2021

If you want to earn more money with your rental properties, it’s essential to deal with inevitable tenant complaints. Understanding what the most frequent complaints are will help you be proactive and increase the chance that your best tenants will stick with you. Whatever the issue is — a leaky faucet or ants in the kitchen — follow up with the tenant after you have addressed the issue.…

7 Effective Tips for Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

by / ⠀Career Advice / August 18, 2021

Having difficult coworkers can be an every-single-workday bummer. Wouldn’t it be nice if you only worked with people you like? However, this isn’t the case for most people. No matter how much you love what you do, this doesn’t mean that all of your colleagues are a pleasure to work with. Almost everyone has worked with difficult coworkers that seem to never fail to push your emotional response…

Empowering Your Sales Team: A Practical Guide

by / ⠀Career Advice Finding Customers / May 10, 2021

Your sales team is doing a great job, but they could do better, and you can help them improve by empowering them in new and exciting ways. So…do you know where to begin? 4 Ways to Empower Your Sales Team for Success There’s a technical side to sales and there’s a psychological side as well. If you want your sales team to succeed, you’ll have to pay attention…

Success in 2021 Will Involve Hitting the ‘Reset’ Button

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 29, 2021

Every business owner is chasing after success in 2021. Of course, many of us had the wind knocked out of us by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a CEO, it should go without saying that you want your company — and all of your employees — to be as successful as possible. After going through a tumultuous 2020, you’re definitely still focused on these goals. With all the changes…

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…

How to Turn an Underperformer Into One of Your Strongest Employees

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 24, 2019

When your co-worker underperforms, you have the option of looking the other way. But when you’re the team leader, you’re in a different position. As a manager, you’re expected to deal effectively with underperformers — either by letting them go or helping them improve. Easier said than done, right? However, with the proper mix of patience, guidance, and tact, you can manage your direct reports to success and…

3 Principles to Be a Great Business Leader, Not a Manager

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 4, 2014

I have a pretty straightforward philosophy on the types of head honchos that are out there. Simply put, there are the leaders and there are the managers. I think the biggest misconception about leadership is that being a leader and being a manager are mutually inclusive, that one can’t exist without the other. Not true. Sure, the head honcho of your company can definitely be a leader if…

‘Managing Up’ in a Virtual Work Environment

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 21, 2013

How do you establish a good, solid relationship with your co-workers and, most importantly, your boss? Sucking up isn’t the answer. But “managing up” is. It’s a term that’s often confused with the former, and some people define it as simply climbing the corporate ladder. In reality, though, it’s the act of going beyond expectations to make your manager’s life easier and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of…

4 Mistakes of Managing Seasonal Interns

by / ⠀Career Advice Startup Advice / July 28, 2013

Should you hire an intern this season or forgo the concept altogether? This can be a tricky question. On one hand, seasonal interns can prove helpful in a small business setting. They can assist with non-critical tasks around the office, add young spirit into a company and cost a business owner next to nothing. On the other hand, bringing on a seasonal intern can also turn into a…

Pump Up Your Risk-Tolerance Muscles

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 19, 2013

I’m going to take a wild guess that the majority of you included “exercise more” as one of your New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to take another wild guess that many of you haven’t done the best at sticking with this goal (good for you if you have!). Either way, there’s one muscle group you might want to consider: your risk-tolerance muscles. Unless exercised regularly, these too could…

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