Management

Growth Strategies

3 Secrets of Happy Employees

Master these elements to cultivate a happier workplace and greater productivity.
Growth Strategies

Why a Star Hire Isn't Your Ticket to Success

Too many businesses suffer from 'Magic Person Syndrome' -- waiting for the perfect executive to fix their problems.
Growth Strategies

Should You Pass on a CEO?

Management isn't for everyone. Four ways to let someone else take charge of your company without feeling like you are losing control.
Growth Strategies

In Business, There's No Such Thing as an Accident

Behavioral economists are finding that business people often fail to account for low-likelihood, high-impact events when planning for disaster.
Growth Strategies

4 Ways to Manage the Perils of 'Friend-ployees'

How to maintain your authority when you become close with your employees.
Growth Strategies

How to Talk to 'Nerds' and Why You Should

For non-technical entrepreneurs, bringing a developer on board is only half the battle. You also need to be able to communicate. Here’s how to get it right.
Growth Strategies

5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option

In these tough economic times, raises and bonus pay for deserving employees may be out of the question. Here are some alternative ways to keep your team happy and loyal.
Starting a Business

9 Ways to Make Working at a Startup Pay for Future Entrepreneurs

To truly learn the ins and outs of launching a business, some suggest working at a startup is all you need.
Growth Strategies

How to Break Bad News to Employees

Seven steps for making tough conversations with employees less painful for everyone.
Growth Strategies

When a Tattoo Equals a Lawsuit

T-shirts and tattoos might be more common in the workplace, but keep these four do's and don'ts in mind to avoid potential problems.
Growth Strategies

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Team Training From NASA's Mission to Mars

Four astronaut training techniques that can help you get the most out of your employees.
Growth Strategies

Manage Through the Unthinkable With a Disaster Plan

Running a business is hard enough without worrying about wildfires or hurricanes. But a solid plan can help your business stay open and productive if disaster strikes.
Growth Strategies

How to Hire the Right Employees for Your Startup

When you're on a tight startup budget and timeline, it can be easy to make compromises on who you hire. Don't. Here's what to look for in an employee.
Entrepreneurs

7 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Finance

3 Simple Financial Tools to Help Track Business Success

Financial dashboards are a popular way for small business owners to manage their money and track their growth without the hassle and expense of a business consultant.