How to Fire a Client

Every entrepreneur will eventually fire an employee or severe a relationship with a supplier or vendor. These are the most common scenarios we associate with pink slips and the practice of doing business. However, there’s another we don’t often think about, or, only privately suffer because it’s difficult to own-up to a mistake. In this […]

Ways to Deal with Employee Theft

One of the most unappealing things about managing a workplace is having to deal with ugly situations. Employee theft, or, internal theft is perhaps the single worst scenario to encounter because often times, you won’t know the extent of it, at least, right away. This behavior can take shape in a number of ways, including […]

Stress Points Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

Being an entrepreneur means being able to pursue a dream, to fulfill a passion, and to realize your full potential. It’s also a stressful role, even for the most intelligent and resourceful. Though we like to think of stress as just an inconvenient emotion, it can take a substantial toll on your health. It’s linked […]

Ways Business Owners can Deal with Personal Crisis

Entrepreneurs, by their very nature, are self-reliant. They set goals and achieve them with confidence. When a personal crisis strikes a business owner, it can be very damaging to their corporate environment and even its micro-culture. Suddenly, the dynamics change and can lead to irreparable harm. We’ve all heard the advice not to bring personal […]

Ways Business Owners can Deal with Personal Crisis

Entrepreneurs, by their very nature, are self-reliant. They set goals and achieve them with confidence. When a personal crisis strikes a business owner, it can be very damaging to their corporate environment and even its micro-culture. Suddenly, the dynamics change and can lead to irreparable harm. We’ve all heard the advice not to bring personal […]

How to Move Past a Bad Business Policy

You identified a problem, took action, and enacted a new policy. Your people don’t like it (read: hate it), and, now you’re dealing with the fallout. It’s not an enviable position to be in, but nonetheless, here you are and now, you have to take action–again. The advice you’ve long heard about learning from your […]

How You’re Sabotaging Your Own Business

You put a lot into your business and have a commitment to make it grow. It’s likely that you want to do more than provide for your family, you probably would like to leave a legacy, and, feel the satisfaction of accomplishment. However, what’s holding your company back from its potential isn’t necessarily sinister, uncontrollable, […]

How to Fire Someone, Anyone, Like a Boss

In business, there’s going to be times that put your toughness or timidity, to the test. If you’re an owner, partner, or manager, you might be tasked with firing someone. It could be your employee, your business lawyer, your accountant, a vendor, or someone else. You’ve heard that character is defined by what you do […]

7 Challenges Every Bootstrap Entrepreneur Faces

The entrepreneurial experience is one of duality, a paradox, that’s both exciting, full of hope, and, anxious, stymied by fear. Two very different states of mind and emotion, however, in the majority of instances, one set is preceded by the other. It comes with that spark of the proverbial, “ah ha!” moment–excitement and genuine, heartfelt […]

How to Respond to Bad Online Reviews

In an increasingly digital, on-demand world, that’s so closely and quickly connected, it’s easy to find out about a business before you do business with them. It also provides an environment where customers can cast your business in a negative light on a very public forum. Let’s face it, you won’t please everyone that does […]