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SCORE’s latest infographic highlights how more vacation, flexible hours, free snacks at work, and a host of other perks may help you attract and retain workers for your small business.
Here’s a bit of not-so-surprising news: Startups fail. But what if a new business fails because it hits a roadblock it can’t bounce back from?
SCORE’s latest infographic answers the question, “are women-owned businesses as successful as male-owned businesses?” This infographic highlights the findings of part 1 of “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship.”
For many small business owners, their staff is more like family. That’s why it can be so painful to think that one of your employees is an embezzler. The majority (55 percent) of embezzlement takes place at companies with fewer than 100 employees.
Small businesses tend to take the lean approach to marketing. They don’t outsource it much, and they often underfund it. But you can beat your competitors, even if they have much larger marketing teams.
Do you experience a little dip in enthusiasm around this time of year? So how can you re-establish momentum? Here are 5 creative ways to boost employee motivation and morale.
What is a strengths-based company culture? No, it’s not sugarcoating everything and making employees feel good about themselves. It means recognizing each employee’s strengths and finding ways to use those strengths productively on the job.
Creating employee schedules can sometimes resemble a round of managerial Tetris for small business owners. When you’re a small business owner with shift workers, every minute counts. And inefficient scheduling doesn’t exactly make the best use of your creative mind and entrepreneurial spirit.
87% of employers indicated that improving retention was a top priority for their organizations. Beyond avoiding high turnover, fostering a positive and engaging work culture also encourages higher levels of performance while reducing the risk of negative or potentially destructive behaviors.