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5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Disabled Employee

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 25, 2013

As a manager or business owner, you can’t prepare for every employee situation you might find yourself in. An employee who becomes disabled is one that can cause both confusion and concern for the entire company. Here are some ways you can prepare your business now for any unforeseeable changes in an employee’s abilities. Don’t Panic There are many government agencies and nonprofits whose sole purpose is to…

Managing a Company Virtually Leads You to Focus on What Matters Most: Results

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / November 10, 2012

It is no secret that the pace of technology innovation gives workers ever-increasing ways to do work more efficiently. Naturally, businesses are adopting these innovations to make daily tasks more manageable. It has become increasingly easy for employees to work from the comfort of their own homes. Currently, more than 60% of U.S. companies already have at least a portion of their employees working remotely. The miles between…

Finding Similar Personalities for Your Company

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 26, 2012

Like Lucy and Ricky, peanut butter and jelly, and Bert and Ernie, some things just go together – and it’s the same with business. The most successful companies are those with employees who “fit together” – a fit that includes an elusive blend of culture, personalities, and passion for the business. When recruiting, it’s important to seek out talented people who will contribute to this sense of cohesion.…

Being Busy Doesn’t Make You Successful – How To Transparently Manage Your Time

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 19, 2012

Today, being “busy” often equates to being important, making a full schedule a must. As an individual, however, having a full schedule means that you are often spending more time talking than actually doing your job, and burnout is virtually inevitable. Rather than blocking out your entire week with bogus events because another meeting may be your demise, here are guidelines on setting a reasonable schedule for yourself,…

10 Steps to Managing Employees Older Than You

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 6, 2012

Business owners are getting younger and younger, it seems. At the same time, unfortunately, many of our parent’s generations are facing job loss due to layoffs, a receding economy, or changes in trends. Interestingly, these young entrepreneurs are now providing jobs to the hard working, dedicated workers of older generations. As the head of a company and a leader of the team, the entrepreneur has the responsibility of…

The Fabulous Four Qualities of Top Performing Teams (Part 1)

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 27, 2011

What is it that makes certain people in a company or organization come together and accomplish extraordinary things? How can a team of people who may only be average performers individually, produce remarkable results when they work together? How do they consistently exceed expectations every year and have the audacity to set even higher goals, all while having fun as they work? Throughout my training experiences and discussions…

Entrepreneurs: Time to Fire Your Staff

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 21, 2011

There is little denying that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is a genius.  He created a site that not only attracts more traffic than any other on the web, but also influences behavior, business, and social norms at an unprecedented level. He is a brilliant software developer. He can sit down and build something that most of us could never even imagine existing with lines of code…

Effectively Managing the Multigenerational Workforce

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 25, 2011

With competition for talent on the rise, developing a corporate culture of employee engagement and commitment has become a foundational imperative for most organizations. Creating and maintaining a high-performing workforce is at the core of nearly every business strategy, and the rewards for doing it right include increasing employee satisfaction, reducing turnover, optimizing productivity and positioning the organization for growth. The stakes are even higher for organizations that…

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