Today we’re going to talk about the importance of trust. Building trust is fundamental to success in business (and life in general). The good news: The majority of what you can do to build trust is FREE. The challenge: It’s a mindset and a practice. So let’s take a look at some ways you can both break or build trust.
Let’s start with the new hire process, then dive into different types of benefits that are affordable for most small businesses. Some of us have been in business for so long we’ve forgotten what it’s like to be new. A new employee is likely unfamiliar with everyone else working in the company, they may be new to your industry, and they need to be shown where everything is, including the bathroom.
I thought I’d tackle a common cause of fear among business owners, and that’s public speaking. Most of us have financial goals for ourselves this year. As business owners, achieving those goals probably involves expanding our brand awareness. It’s tough to make money when not enough people know your business exists.
A common New Year’s resolution is being better at managing our money. How many of us have experienced the sheer joy of finding money? It could be in your couch, or pants that have been through the wash. It could even be just a quarter laying on the sidewalk. There is just something about finding money that puts pep in our step. So why is it that we don’t go looking for cash in our own business? I think part of it has to do with shame. Small business owners are really hard on themselves. When we make a mistake,…
Coming up on a new year is a good time to talk about a process for goal setting and planning. Unless you’re applying for some kind of financing, there’s no need for a small business owner to do a 10-year business plan. If Covid has taught us anything, it’s how quickly things can change.