Raking Leaves: A Lesson in Life – Work Balance

Last weekend, when we were enjoying the most pleasant mild weather, I decided to seize the opportunity to do some yard work. A good friend of mine has two tween-age daughters who are always looking for spending money, so I offered to pay them $2 a bag to help me rake and bag leaves and garden clippings. It was fascinating to watch the different approaches that they took and wonder what kind of entrepreneurs they would make if they ever...

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Inspiring People: 9 Behaviors and Attitudes for Motivating Your Small Business Team

In working with successful small business owners and managers, I often have the pleasure of observing people who not only provide great products and services, but who inspire and motivate the people around them.  The ability to inspire and motivate involves more than just having good people skills.  It encompasses everything from having a vision to running the business well; and it can play a vital role in contributing to a business’s success. Here are 9 behaviors and attitudes that...

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Remote Work Potential for Small Businesses

We live in an age in which the traditional model of an office job, i.e. that of an employee working in an office at his/her employer’s place of business from 8 or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days a week is being eroded by the possibilities presented by new technologies and the changing capabilities and desires of a rapidly evolving workforce. The model of remote work in which an employee works somewhere other than his/her place of employment is...

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