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10 Incredibly Useful Human Resource Policies for Small Businesses

Human Resource Policies are Essential to a Functioning Office Environment.

 

Human resource policies are essential to a functioning office environment. These policies clearly state the rules and processes that team members must follow, along with what might happen if they don’t follow the stated procedures. Essentially, human resource policies help to keep everyone in a business on the same page so there’s no guesswork or surprises.

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10 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

Saving money isn’t that hard. What’s hard is keeping money saved.

 

It’s too easy to cut expenses in one area only to spend more somewhere else. Sticking cash into savings won’t help if it comes right back out again. What you need are some ways to trick yourself into saving money that actually last. Such as:

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Help Your Team Members Succeed (Especially When They're Tempted to Leave)

Help that valued employee being lured by another opportunity think through what they are leaving behind.

 

For a rising star, few things are more exciting than a big pay raise to work at a thriving new company. However, not every higher-paying job is worth taking. Bad cultures, long hours and company instability can all turn a promising opportunity into a living nightmare.

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5 Ways to Sell More by Earning Customer Loyalty

Reinforce your marketing messages.

 

Whether it's the holiday season or any other time of year, the purpose of giving gifts to clients, business partners or customers is always the same. In short, gifts serve as both a thank-you (showing recipients that you truly appreciate and value them) and a brand-building tool. But with the sheer volume of gifts and promotional items that people receive from businesses increasing every year, how do you cut through the tchotchke clutter and choose a memorable gift that gets you noticed and reinforces your relationship?

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Bad Business Habits are Your Worst Enemies, Here are 8 You Must Eliminate!

Bad Business Habits to Break

 

I’m not really one for all the “New Year, New You” hype, but I am a fan of making resolutions that make sense. One thing I’ve learned from writing for and speaking to entrepreneurs is that we’re all hungry for new ways to improve our companies and our efficiency. But another thing I’ve learned is that it’s not always about what new thing you should do. Sometimes your emphasis should be on what you need to stop doing.

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Why You Should Fire Your Worst Client

Difficult clients can sap your energy.

 

Every small business has them: The problem child. The screamer. Mr. or Ms. Picky. The scope-creep king. The late payer.

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