Lessons businesses can learn from the Women’s March

  On January 21st, 2017, people across the globe marched in unison, to advocate for legislation on human rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, LGBTQ rights, racial and gender equality, work place rights and more.  It was a bold and transformative display of solidarity. Interestingly enough, one of the things small businesses share in common with such a movement is a …

What makes an effective team?

  It’s possible that at one point in time, your business was a one-person show. Though growth and expansion inevitably leads to the building a team, the team that becomes the lifeblood of your humbly built operation. An effective team is like an orchestra- many different instruments, many different players, one piece of music. The success of the song depends …

How to tell your boss they are wrong

  GASP. What? How could this situation ever become reality, the boss is always right…right? Ah, while they may work hard to portray omnipotence, even the best of the bosses can be wrong. So how do you approach them with this delicate news? First and foremost, get your ducks in a row, so to speak. You need irrevocable proof that …

Tips to Being A Better Business Writer

  Writing is writing, no matter the scope. It is of vital importance that your written word (any and all of it) be carefully crafted, professionally presented and grammatically correct. Let’s start small, yet ubiquitous- the email. Emails go out to clients, employees, investors, vendors, and potentials in all of these categories. For many of these situations, your email may …

You Can’t Please Everyone – How and When to Say NO

  As much as it may go against the very nature of a strong entrepreneurial leader, saying no is as empowering as your first day of business, your first big sale or your biggest success to date. The best part? While many of the milestones happen only once, the bold decision to say “NO” can happen (and should happen!) many …

The Top Business Trends in 2017 that Spells Success

  Whether or not the end of the calendar year reflects the close of your fiscal year, December is still a great time to take a look at the past year, and prepare yourself for the year to come. Looking into the future trends to give you a leg up moving into January. Be prepared to discuss the trends, how …

Secrets to Good Copywriting

  As small business owners, you utilize copy in many different ways. Whether in advertising or marketing, on websites or blogs, in emails, newsletters or brochures, your copy is a direct reflection of you as a business. Good copy does three things:    Engages the reader, Speaks your message in an intended voice and, Provokes a call to action. Creating provocative …

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Employee Feedback

  It is not complicated- successful small businesses breed a culture in which employees feel valued and comfortable speaking up. If they feel valued and comfortable voicing opinions, they are more likely to offer honest, useful and intelligent feedback. That being said, all feedback will not necessarily be positive feedback, though as with any customer complaint, all feedback can be …