Business

Generational Divide: 5 Ways to Work Alongside Younger Peers

This is a popular time of year to be handing out advice. Whether it’s high school seniors who are headed off to college or college graduates who are entering the workforce for the first time, it seems as though everyone has some grand advice to share on how to be successful. While that guidance can be valuable, millennials…

3 Traits All Business Owners Need

As a business owner, I’m always seeking inspiration and ways to make myself better. Often, I get that from church. Let me stop a second, this is not a religious-preachy post. My faith is a HUGE part of my life and to not admit that would be remiss. What our pastor talked about was something…

5 ways to help your employees’ salaries go further

If raises aren’t in your budget, you still have the means to help your staffers stretch their dollars. 1. Run an efficient operation In tight times you may not be able to pay workers more. But there are ways you can help them. First, your sloppy execution as a leader can take a giant toll…

8 Tips for Reaching Maximum Productivity

Remember when a phone was just a phone, and the most distracting thing it did was ring? Now, you can’t get through a conversation, meal, or project without checking your inbox, retweeting a picture, or responding to a text. In the past, people didn’t battle with Facebook or Twitter. The modern world is distracted by…

5 Career Tips For Plus-Size Professionals

Actress Melissa McCarthy’s recent revelation that she was rejected by top fashion designers when she needed an Oscar dress for the 2012 awards has unleashed the usual fat-shaming trolls. But it also unleashed a powerful and ticked-off tribe: the plus size community. The fury over this scandal highlights the challenges career women size 14+ face when trying…

How to create a more comfortable and productive workforce

With training budgets slashed, team sizes smaller, and expectations higher – three typical results of a tough economic climate – business leaders are faced with an impossible challenge.  How do I get more from my staff when they’re already working so hard? One surprising solution – and one which Yahoo received great media attention for banning –…

How To Wreck Your First Job In One Simple Text

It was the second week of Jen’s new job. She was fresh out of college and thrilled to be working at a Fortune 500 company. She was also thrilled to be invited to an early morning executive leadership breakfast at a nearby hotel. But when none of her team showed up at the designated meeting…

Why Haven’t I Heard Back After My Job Interview?

You thought you had a great job interview, and you left confident that you’d be hearing good news from the company soon. Your interviewer might have even told you that they wanted to move quickly. And then … silence. What’s going on? Why is it taking so long for the employer to get back to you…

10 Social Media Selling Solutions for Small Businesses

Social media e-commerce has taken off — and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. With social media selling, anyone can become an online merchant without having to invest in a website or give online marketplaces a cut of their profits. Here are 10 social media selling solutions to help you get started. 1. Soldsie…