How to Balance Company Culture with Business Goals

How to Balance Company Culture with Business Goals Which came first: the company or the culture? Trick question—you can’t have…

How to Manage Your Time Effectively as a Workplace Leader

How to Manage Your Time Effectively as a Workplace Leader Cringe when you hear the words “work-life balance?” For many…

10 Ways to Keep Top Talent from Leaving as Your Business Grows and Changes

10 Ways to Keep Top Talent as Your Business Grows and Changes In business, it’s not always easy to predict…

The Quick Guide to Managing Seasonal Employees

The Quick Guide to Managing Seasonal Employees The countdown to Memorial Day is on. The official start of the summer…

5 Signs Your Business is Maturing and What You Need to Know

You can’t always be starting up. This seems like a world that celebrates startups, but you can’t remain there. At…

Are Labor Costs Eroding Your Profitability?

In 2015, researchers asked a random sample of Americans a simple question: how much profit do you think companies actually…

The 9-Point Checklist to Building a Winning Company Wellness Program

Increasingly, companies of all sizes are introducing wellness programs. And, in all likelihood, you wellness program is dramatically underperforming. If…

Best Practices from Top Companies to Retain Hourly Employees

Ever wonder why recruitment, engagement, and retention are talked about a lot by top companies?  Increasing employee engagement and retention…

Top 8 Insights from The 2017 Middle Market Forum

The 2017 Middle Market Forum hosted by Twin Cities Business brought together leaders from across industries to participate in a…

A Data-Backed Strategy For Reducing Employee Tardiness

Business owners of all sizes rely on their employees to not only work but actually become the “face” of their…

How to Attract Teens as Customers & Employees with M Commerce

“M Commerce” is a new buzzword for transactions conducted on phones, but mobile commerce has been on the rise for…

How Restaurant Managers Are Dealing with Labor Issues

With new Labor Laws in limbo, businesses of all sizes are trying to figure out the best way to mitigate…

5 Tips To Drive More Salon and Spa Appointments in March

Post Valentine’s Day and pre-prom season can see a slight lull in your salon. Don’t stay idle during this time….

Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Protect your Business

Cybersecurity may sound like something that only healthcare and fortune 500 companies need to think about, but as all levels…

Growing Your Business: How to Get Started with Tech

Technology solutions are changing the way businesses everywhere are run. According to a study recently published by Deloitte, almost all…

How to Attract the Best Seasonal Workers

Attracting top talent to a seasonal position can be a tall order, and when it comes to your busiest times…

Roundup of a roundup: Advice from Leaders We Admire

Around here, First Round Review is one of our favorite sources for advice from leaders across industries. Think of it…

Men are Now Outspending Women in Retail: How to Attract Male Customers

Conventional wisdom about men and women’s spending habits have begun to change. Men are now outspending women by 13%, and…

Millennials are All Grown Up: The New Needs of Your Workforce

Gen Z may be the new shiny generation on the block, but chances are your current workforce is stacked with…

Earn your Employees Affection This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about your customers. It’s an important time to show your staff that you appreciate their work….

8 Ways to Make Scheduling Easier at Your Business

You have employees that are juggling school, families, or additional jobs, and you are trying to juggle all of that…

New Book: The People Management Handbook

The best-kept secret and hardest lesson that no one tells you when you become a manager of people is this:…

How To Write An Effective Employee Handbook

What if there was one tool that could keep all of your employees on the same page, knowing exactly what…

A Quick Guide To Effective Employee Engagement

You wouldn’t be a company if you didn’t have employees. And, if you want to be successful in business, you…

11 Effective Stress Management Techniques For Leaders

Small business owners may just be the hardest and longest working and people in our economy. You understand why you’re…

25 Inspirational Quotes To Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever

January is the month to set new goals, make new promises, and dream new dreams. To kick off and celebrate…

13 Compelling Facts About Work In The 21st Century

We’re two decades into the 21st century, and the way we do work has changed substantially from previous centuries. In…

50 Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

As a new entrepreneur or small business owner, you might notice yourself feeling discouraged and uninspired at times when things…

Become a Better Brand Storyteller: 4 Brands You Can Learn From

What makes a story memorable? Think about your favorite stories: the ones that delighted you as a child, grabbed your…

The Best TED Talks For Leaders

As the owner of your business, your employees, partners, and colleagues look to you as their leader. They depend on…

24 Blog Posts Every Manager Should Bookmark

If you’re a manager, chances are you’re responsible for making sure a lot of things happen in a given day,…

18 Apps Every Smart Boss Knows About

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. On any given day, the average small business owner is responsible for…

110 Practical Tips For Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re a fresh-out-of-college entrepreneur, an experienced professional making your way up the ranks, or a seasoned small business owner,…

How You as a Business Owner Could Benefit From Mobile

Before you read on, answer one quick question: do you have a phone in your pocket? Okay, two questions: is…

5 Tips For Managing Millennials

Every few years brings a new generation. With each generation comes a new set of mentalities, expectations, and challenges. The…