Managing a Business

Let’s Respect Our Time

It is no secret that the word commitment means different things to different people. This is especially true when it…

I’ve Cut Costs. Now What?

The severity of the economy has put “business as usual” out of business. By now, you have probably gone through…

Before You Fire an Employee, CYA

Ending relationships with employees can prove to be surprisingly expensive. If your business is in a position where it needs…

Low Cost Hiring Solutions

Free Employment and Training Programs A lot of businesses may not realize that in most communities, nonprofits are paid by…

Culture Club: Get Your Staff to Love Their Jobs

When you walk into your business, are you greeted with smiling faces and the hum of busy, happy workers, or…

Best Practices Make Perfect (Or At Least Better)

To say that it is hard to standout in a place like the greater New York City area would be…

Three Years From Now…

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else,” Yogi Berra used to say. When…

My Favorite Time of Year

September is the start of my favorite time of the year. Sure, I like it when the weather starts to…

Human Resources Successes

Readers of this column and attendees at our events probably know how I feel about human resources: Your staff is…

What Does the Economy Mean to You?

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know where the economy is going. But I do know that…

The Future Success of Your Company Lies Within This Article

Whenever we survey our readers about what they want to read about, or what they want to hear about at…

Whom Do You Report To?

Think you have it tough as a business owner? Imagine being the CEO of a publicly held company these days.…

If You Fail to Plan…

Last November, we surveyed our readers regarding their business planning. Thirty-six percent of the respondents said that they don’t prepare…

Bouncing Back

Perseverance and persistence.  These two words are constantly associated with success in business. But these qualities are more important, even…

It’s the Little Things

Regardless of what industry you are in, there are issues you face every day as a business owner that are…

How to Troll for Trouble without Really Trying

Intellectual property laws are extremely complex and theses complexities are increasingly exploited by patent assertion entities, more commonly known to…

Should it be a Quick Decision or a Slow Simmer?

On one hand, I've learned I don’t need to make fast decisions about my business or respond (especially to email)…

What Do People Say About Your Company?

Recently, two business owners told me that their companies "have no brand." Unless your company is completely unknown, it has…

4 Simple Ideas for a More Productive Company

When I was in college, I spent one summer interning at a very successful insurance and financial planning brokerage. After…

How to Minimize Your Legal Bills

When hiring an attorney, cost is often the foremost concern. Because most attorneys bill on an hourly basis and hourly…