Small Business Articles

  • small business hiring

    When you hear the term “small business,” what comes to mind? If you conjured the image of a quaint yet dilapidated corner store or an endearing young pastry chef taking her first batch of cupcakes out of the oven, it might be time for a serious reality check. The “small” modifier in front of small business is a misnomer in many ways—there’s nothing tiny about the 23+ million small businesses in the United States that collectively contributed to over 50% of our national…

  • Why do SMBs spend thousands of dollars in time, effort, and cash to hire a great person, only to see their new hire jump ship within 6 months? I’ll tell you why: because we SMBs are busy doing other important ‘stuff’! Priorities around sales, marketing and cash flow already suck up all our time. Should I push out the next release on time, get the monthly financials done and respond to that customer inquiry? Or do I have to worry about whether or not the new hire has…

  • Small business recruiting

    Think back to the best hire you’ve made. How did she impact your business? How did your team feel about her and could you imagine your company without her? Now think about your worst. That sinking feeling you get…turns out you’re not alone.  Recruiting the right people is one of the most important things a small business can do. Here is why: Early hires shape the future culture of a company. It’s a common saying in the startup circles that the first 50 hires determine a…

  • Lately, it seems like everyone wants to work for one of the big guys. Google and Apple and all those other places that are known for their trendy offices, free…

  • hire-people-over-50

    While it may not be the most “trending” idea out there, when it comes to hiring for your small to medium business, there are wealth of reasons why you…

  • Quick quiz: On January 1, I was: a) Thinking about my bulletproof 2014 recruiting plan/how I’m going to spend my massive 2014 recruiting budget b) Panicking…