Once we get past the holiday season, which is rapidly approaching, and into the New Year, expect to see a lot of company announcements. The exception is special items for Christmas, including many new mobile devices, which are starting to make their way onto the market now. Announcing your small business offering may be easier today than in the past thanks to social media networks … Continue reading How to launch your small business product or service for best results
Performance reviews can be a bit scary. We all remember the first time we were evaluated, and how it can get you a bit stressed. No one really enjoys them on either side; they can either be very tedious, or worse, very awkward. Managers are forced to determine whether employees are showing improvement, or deserve a pay increase. These decisions can be extremely tricky, and … Continue reading Making the Best of Performance Reviews
Some years ago, a friend of mine who ran a small marketing firm was invited to pitch to a large division of a Fortune 500 company. She was very excited about the prospect, but at the same time was worried about her firm’s ability to meet the challenge. There were hiring considerations locally and regionally so flexible working became an issue. She needed more partner … Continue reading Is your small business ready for growth when opportunity knocks?
Since Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, we have been eagerly awaiting an announcement of what they would release next. That news has finally come. Nokia has announced 2 separate devices, a new AT&T smartphone, the Nokia 1520, and a Windows RT Tablet, the Nokia 2520. The Nokia 1520 will be an AT&T exclusive featuring a 1080p 6” screen, optical image stabilization, enhanced sensor technology, and a … Continue reading Nokia Announces New Phone, Windows Tablet
Nowadays meeting face to face with a job candidate for your small business no longer means sitting across a table from each other; and I can attest to that. A few years ago, I hired someone from Houston for our Plantronics Small & Medium Business team in California over a Skype video call. The use of video conferencing to interview job candidates is on the … Continue reading Video conferencing interviews can save your small business time and money
We all need to learn to scale our leadership amongst our staff to make sure they are as productive as possible. As leaders, we can’t do everything ourselves. Organizations everywhere are pushing for us to do more work faster, smarter, bigger, but with less resources. Sometimes these projects require us to learn to scale projects, and decide if things are right for you, your team, … Continue reading Scaling your Leadership