Tips from the Top®: Small Business Tips From Business Owners For Business Owners
Improving Communications With Employees
If improving communications with your employees was on your 2018 list of resolutions, there are many ways to leverage digital technology to achieve this goal. Businesses that still rely on a “suggestion box” in the break room or some similarly out-of-date mechanism should consider adopting current technology to make employees feel more involved and part of the team…Read more
Most Important Thing to Do for Your Google Search Results
Visit Google and type your business name, street address and city into the search bar.
What should pop up on the upper right of the results is a Google Knowledge Panel of your business. You should see your correct business name, phone number, and a button that leads to your website…
If You Want Your Bonus...
To build a team atmosphere, require staff to give compliments or recognize fellow employees as a prerequisite to receiving a bonus.
How to Find the Most Qualified Candidate
Group interview: Create a short list of 8 to 10 candidates, bring them all into a group interview, assess their ability to communicate in a group and stressful environment. The "A" players quickly stand out and the bad candidates deselect themselves.
Efficiency with (ADD)
Automate, Delegate and Destroy (ADD) is a new way of looking at the tasks in my business. For every task my team and I ask – Can this be automated? Should this be delegated? Should we stop doing this and is there a better way? It keeps us from getting stuck in our "standard" ways of doing things and improves our efficiency.
Incorporate Personal Goals into Your KPIs
I have a new KPI of spending 1 day per week with my spouse. This helps me balance my business and personal lives, and enriches my family and marriage.