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.
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.
Many of the problems I see in businesses — if not relationships in general — stem from either a misunderstanding of others or a focus on our challenges rather than our strengths. So I’ve been doing a 4-part Dear Coach series on the DISC behavioral types to help us better recognize our own motivations as well as others’. Today I’m featuring our final type, The C, who is The Contemplator. Contemplators are society’s intellectual compliance officers. Cs were traditionally referred to as the Compliant style, but that’s misleading. They do not automatically comply with just any rule—it must be based…
Many of the problems I see in businesses — if not relationships in general — stem from either a misunderstanding of others or a focus on our challenges rather than our strengths. So I’m doing a 4-part Dear Coach series on the DISC behavioral types to help us better recognize our own motivations as well as others’. Today I’m featuring The I, who is The Influencer.
It was my pleasure to have Clint Parry of Focus HR on the show. Clint has a passion for business growth and personal development. He helps small business owners accelerate their growth through HR outsourcing. We spoke in depth about the “art,” strategy, and value of Human Resources.
CEO and President of the BBB Serving Southern Arizona, Pam Crim, and I spoke about the BBB’s impact, how Covid-19 is affecting our region, and what continues to inspire Pam’s work. Enjoy the interview!
Small business owners pour themselves into their businesses. We often start our companies for very personal reasons. If we’re lucky enough to beat the odds and stay open for more than a few years, our own name becomes synonymous with what we do. What we contribute. Who we are to our community. Now, coronavirus is greatly affecting how we usually get to express ourselves. Maybe the things we’ve always done best, the services we’ve always had to offer, are the very things we temporarily cannot do. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t show up for others, and maybe it even means that we now have a chance to show up for ourselves. So if you’re having a bit of an identity crisis at the moment, here are some observations I’d like to share with you.