How to Use Time and Attendance Software to Grow Your Business

Buddy punching. Illegible ink. Spreadsheets. Calculators. Aspirin. These are just a few of the joys of old school time and…

How to Manage Your Time As a Small Business Owner

What’s your most valuable asset, as a small business owner? A survey of small business owners revealed that more thought time…

The 8-Step Process for Boosting Customer Happiness & Loyalty

In today’s digital age, increasing customer loyalty should be at the top of every small business’ marketing strategy. Don’t get us…

Becoming a Manager: 18 Signs Your Employee is Ready

Here are the key traits to look for in an employee you’re considering for management.

Restaurant Management: What Every New Manager Needs to Know

Managing a restaurant is like watching over the gears of a complicated machine. Not only do you have the usual…

20 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged Through the Summer

Sitting in the office or sitting at the beach. Riding in their car to work or riding a roller coaster…

18 Actionable Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover at Your Business

18 Actionable Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover at Your Business Good help is hard to find—and even harder to lose….

Internal Communications: A 101 Guide for New Managers

Think your employees are engaged at work? You’re probably wrong. A recent Gallup poll showed that nearly 70% of employees were…

How to Use Company Culture to Build a Better Hourly Workforce

When people think about company culture, they probably think of ping pong tables, open-space offices, and a company masseuse. They…

National Small Business Week Contest Recap + Photo Gallery

National Small Business Week was last week, and it was another impressive turnout! Across the nation, people went out to…

How to Manage Time Off Requests Fairly

Today, workers view benefits and perks of the job as important as the actual wage they’ll receive. The way you…

How to Make National Small Business Week Your Biggest Week Yet

If you ask any small business owner about their favorite day of the year, you’ll probably hear “summer,” “the holidays,”…

The Perfect Shift: How to Boost Happiness Among Hourly Employees

“I need more hours.” “I can’t come in today.” “Can I swap this shift with my friend?” “I have to…

Creative Ways to Hire Hourly Employees for Summer 2017

Competition for seasonal workers is already heating up! How do you make sure you have the right people, in the…

No Time to Relax? There’s an App for That! (5, Actually)

Running a small business can stress you out, but technology is here to help. These apps can help you keep your…

Do You Have a Cause?

Strategic Giving is Good for Your Small Business. Charitable giving and volunteer activities help out those in need while building a sense of…

7 Financial Health Strategies for Small Business Owners

Staying on top of money management and keeping your business on solid financial footing is one of the most challenging…

8 Interview Techniques to Find the Best Employees

Interviewing job candidates: Every small business owner has to do it It’s rarely a favorite task. What’s the best way to…

You Want Fries With That? 4 Tips for Effective Upselling

How to Train Your Employees on the Art of Upsell Every customer who sits down at your restaurant, checks in…

7 Insider Tips to Increase Your Spring Spa & Salon Sales

Business is Booming & Blooming for Spas & Salons!  What helps your business grow? Proms, graduations, Mothers Day (May 14th),…

Fun & Games Can Build Your Team

Team building pays off — literally! Studies show that companies with effective team building programs earn 2.5x as much as…

Put on a Happy Face: How Your Mood Can Impact Your Work Team

Does Your Irritability Create Workplace Stress? Probably! As many small business owners know, you can want sleep, you can want free…

5 Instagram Tips for Restaurants

No excuses: If you run a restaurant, you’ve got to use Instagram. “Igers” (as frequent Instagrammers are called)  post upwards…

A Relaxing, Fun, and Fast Way to Grow (4 TED Talks)

What are TED Talks? Wise people share their advice  at TED and TEDx conferences around the world and then broadcast…

Big Brand Tips for Your Small Business Budget

Is branding really important for small businesses? The answer is a resounding YES! A brand is way more than a…

Can Your Team Love AND Respect You?

Love is in the air…on February 14th and all year round. How do you build a work team that loves you…

3 Big Brand Ideas Your Retail Business Can Afford Today

How can you compete with big online retailers? What are the hot trends and tips from big brands that YOUR retail business…

10 Big Game Points for Your Bar or Restaurant

The Sunday of the big football game is the largest food consumption day after Thanksgiving. More than 110 million people will…

18 Simple Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude at Work

What if there was a way you could easily expand your mind and see greater possibilities in life? What if…

Motivating Employees: A New Guide for Managers

Get to work. Do your job. Sell more. These might be what you want employees to do, but brusque commands…

Human Resource Planning: 17 Tips for Scaling Your Business

What’s your most important asset? Your employees, of course. They are your human resources, your human capital. And, without planning,…

Why Being a Good Boss Might Make You a Bad Friend

I moved into my first managerial position when I was really young. I went from being a salesperson to leading a…

8 Genius Ways To Make Your Small Business More Money This Holiday Shopping Season

With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, wouldn’t it be nice if you had a few extra tricks…

A Quick Guide to Developing a Winning Management Development Program at Your Business

Bad leaders, bad employees, bad business. That’s maybe an over-simplification, but it’s not far off. Bad managers cause employees to…

How to Develop a Strong Work Ethic Among Your Team

Strong work ethic. Reliable work ethic. The yeti and the unicorn. Fairy tales, all of them? Sometimes it seems that…

The Managerial Skills Your Team Leaders Need to be Successful

Half of employees who quit do so because of a bad boss. Team leaders aren’t off the hook even if…

How to Manage Stress At Work: An Epic Guide

It’s not the job, but the worker. You might appreciate lists of which jobs are most stressful so you know…

How to Keep Your Employees Motivated and Productive Through The Holiday Season

Brace yourselves. The holiday season is coming. For U.S. retail workers, the end of Halloween marks the beginning of something…

18 Ways to Improve Your Project Management Skills as a Small Business Owner

When small business owners hear “project management,” it’s easy to also hear “more work.” As a small business owner, time…

The Quick Guide to Employee Discipline: What Every Manager Needs to Know

Out of the blue, an employee gets fired. Or, tensions among employees increase because there’s a problem that isn’t being…

What Effective Management is All About: A Guide for Managers of Hourly Employees

Hourly employees sometimes feel as if they’re invisible. They aren’t salaried. They don’t have the “serious” benefits. They might not…

8 Best Practices for Building an Effective Employee Performance Review Program at Your Business

You can thank the government for employee performance reviews. Reviews weren’t all that common until the Performance Rating Act of…

18 Genius Ways to Attract New Part-Time Employees This Fall

It’s a new school year, and that often means you find yourself looking for new or replacement part-time employees for…

The 10 Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Business Owners Risk Making

Your business is your livelihood and you do everything you can to put best practices in place. But, businesses are…

The New Legislation That Could Change The Way You Schedule Employees Forever

Today over sixty percent of all working Americans get paid an hourly wage. When you think about it, the wheels of our…

Weekly free Excel employee schedule template

Free Printable Weekly Work Schedule Template For Employee Scheduling

If you’re still making the work schedule by hand using a pencil and a piece of paper, you’re wasting valuable…

Small Business Stack: Every Tool You Need to Fuel Business Growth

The Software As A Service (SaaS) model has been great news for businesses. Instead of relying on software that requires…

35 Awesome Rewards You Can Offer Your Employees for Under $35

I like to think of myself as a student of employee engagement. At SnackNation, the company I co-founded and where…

8 Ways to Motivate Teenage Employees to Do Great Work

Managing teenage employees is one thing. Motivating them is quite another. It seems like you’re always trying to get them…

13 Books You Need To Read This Summer [Book Giveaway]

As challenging as it can be to truly disconnect — from the office, your email, and managing a team —…

8-Part Checklist For Creating a Winning Employee Information Form

As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to collect and store important information about your new employees as soon as they…

12 Best Employee Morale Tactics For Part-Time Workers

Why should you care about morale? Well, the related question is: How do you keep employees from quitting? Employee morale matters. Boosting…

Everything You Need to Know About Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity is one of those buzzwords that make employers nervous. It seems wrapped up in legalities and current events, making…

The Master Guide to Advancing Your Customer Service Skills

Great customer service should not be difficult. After all, according to a 2009 study, happy customers only want two things:…