Thanks to globalization and the digitalization of business, the days of “local” or even “national” business are past. Your business may cater predominantly to a target audience in a local community, but there’s no reason it has to be so strictly confined. Across the US, small businesses are extending their global reach and finding a new customer base in countries… Click Here to Continue Reading
To fix your company’s toxic culture, you must first identify what’s wrong. Some business leaders ignore signs of trouble because their attention is fixed elsewhere. Others willfully disregard the problem, hoping it will “fix itself.” But no company can thrive for long if it’s riddled with issues related to how employees are treated and a consistently low workplace morale.How… Click Here to Continue Reading
In the lifecycle of many, if not most, businesses, a time comes when it’s best to start de novo, or from scratch. At other times, the most effective strategy is go out and buy another company.
New acquisitions provide opportunities not only to obtain new service and product lines but also opportunities to find new and great talent for your… Click Here to Continue Reading
For every business, there’s a lot riding on employees being fully engaged in what they do. A lack of engagement can result in productivity deficits, a breakdown in morale, and higher-than-normal employee turnover. Such conditions are untenable for any business in the long run.
Conversely, there’s really no limit to what can happen when employees feel they’re an integral part… Click Here to Continue Reading
No CEOs or business owners think of themselves as poor leaders. But if their actions and temperament are perceived differently by the men and women who work for them, it can be bad—if not disastrous—for their businesses. No enterprise can operate successfully with a leader who treats his or her employees badly. And poor leadership can extend beyond disengaged employees,… Click Here to Continue Reading