More From Doug and Polly White - Page 8

Disciplining and Firing

Having Problems With a Key Employee? Remember: No One Is Irreplaceable.

Don't be held hostage by a self-made VIP who's wreaking havoc at your company.
Holidays

Scheduling, Bonuses, Gifts and Parties. Is Your Business Holiday-Ready?

There's still time to put together a plan to make your team happy during the celebratory season.
Communication Strategies

The One Question on Every Person's Mind -- Do Others Like and Want to Work With Me?

Almost no one works in a vacuum. Here's how to evaluate whether you're earned social endorsement among your peers.
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs Turn the Classic Theory of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs on its Head

The psychologist put forth that humans are motivated to fulfill their base needs before they are able to pursue higher-level needs.
Growth Strategies

3 Situations Where Scaling Your Business Isn't an Option

It's great to grow to the point where you're just managing managers, but that's not always feasible.
Employee Compensation

A Short Guide to Offering 'A' Players No-Interest Loans to Purchase Equity

While you would want to reward the new hire for the future value he or she adds to your business, you don't want to compensate for the existing value he or she didn't help to create.
Employee Compensation

5 Tips for Developing a Winning Employee Incentive System

Paying out bonuses and offering stock options can benefit your company, but only if you prepare properly.
Business Management

For Grown-Up Companies, Here Are the 5 Levers to Managing Managers

Many entrepreneurs long for the day when they can hand over much of the daily running of the business to a group of talented managers.
Interviewing

Make Interviewing Job Candidates Less Scary and More Effective With These 10 Tips

Hiring is a vital decision about who to trust with the growth and care of your company.
Consumer Psychology

A Primer on Price Splitting: Why You Should Beware

Do you understand the many extra charges you face in this era of searching out the Internet's 'lowest price' ?
Financing

The Perils of Short-Term Business Loans

Sometimes it makes sense to take a loan at brutal interest rates. More often, it's a sign the business is failing and the time has come to cut losses.
Investing

4 Ways to Lower Your Risk When Investing in Other People's Businesses

Making minority investments in privately-held companies is risky business, but it can be done successfully.
Delegation

The Cure to Working Too Much on Your Growing Business

If you find yourself spending more than 60 hours a week on work, there's only two solutions: shrink your business or delegate your responsibilities.
Marketing

An Introduction to Marketing for New Businesses

Dollars spent on marketing are an investment, but like any investment, there are good ones and bad ones.
Project Grow

Achieve What You Want in Life With These 4 Simple Steps

The experts use different analogies, different acronyms and tell different stories, but at the end of the day, they all say the same thing.
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