I Took Over the Family Business but My Parents won’t Let Me Run It

You have taken over the family business. At least ostensibly. But, it appears that your parents (maybe one in particular), has yet to truly let go of the company. That is to say, your parents collectively, or mom or dad, are still running the day-to-day operations, even though they’re not supposed to do so any […]

3 Effective Ways to Emerge from the Pandemic Even Stronger

With every crisis, there is a conclusion. Each economic downturn eventually transforms into recovery. Sometimes, the two are extreme and stark contrasts. Other times, they are mildly separated, yet perceptible. It’s how businesses act and react that is most important. Unfortunately, too many business owners react in a reflexive, impulsive way. Meaning, they don’t fully […]

Former Employee becomes a Rival Without a Non-Compete Agreement — What Should I Do

Here’s an unusual but not unheard of situation. A team member leaves your company only to go off and form a rival business. Making matters worse, there’s no non-compete agreement in place. Perhaps you never considered one, or thought it unnecessary. Whatever the case, your former employee is now a direct competitor — so, what […]

How to Transition from a Self-Employed Job to an Actual Business

There’s a really big difference between owning your own job and owning a business. we’ve touched on this subject before, and how to tell one from another. But if you’re in this situation (read: predicament), You’re probably wondering how to transition or more particularly, transform, your self-employed job into a full-fledged business. it’s not necessarily […]

These Two Words Reveal Bad Leadership Skills

Harry Truman once said, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” Ronald Reagan echoed that sentiment. JFK famously said, “…ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” Taking credit, even when legitimately earned, doesn’t sit well […]

Now is the Time to Get a Sweet Deal on Office Space

In the midst of the COVID-19 shutdown, and the simultaneous rise of WFH or work-from-home dynamic, commercial real estate is steadily on the decline. With many businesses closing and others surviving on minimal staff, office space, retail locations, and other commercial real estate is and will continue to experience a huge vacancy rate. While that’s […]

How to Deal with a Client Who Keeps Breaking their Promises

What do you do with a client who keeps breaking their promises? It’s certainly not an easy problem to solve. And, even more difficult when you come to the realization you’re a bigger part of the issue than you originally thought. As is the case with so many complicated circumstances, you probably share a good […]

How to Deal with Bad, Fake Reviews

You work hard to give your customers a great experience and earn their trust. You’ve built a great reputation in your industry, but out of nowhere, comes this scorching online review. Aside from its negative connotation, you’re baffled by the fact that you have absolutely no idea who this person is or any recollection of […]

The Two Key People that Can Tell You if a New Hire will Work Out

There are two people in your life that can immediately tell you if a job candidate is a good hire. When both (or either one) doesn’t get a good vibe, it’s an important warning sign to heed. While some candidates fit the bill precisely on paper, but it’s what’s not on the resume that’s most […]

How to Deal with Employees Who Don’t get Along

You may have some terrific employees who always deliver on their promises and go above and beyond expectations. They intuitively know where to pick up on certain projects and how to get the job done right. You wish that all your employees delivered the same high quality work, but you’re content that you have enough […]