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Stop toxic workplace culture from taking over your small business

Stop toxic workplace culture from taking over your small business

Growing a team can be paralyzing for many small business owners. It is hard work. Work you probably don’t have time to do. When you need to grow, but don’t have the time to invest in hiring, it can be easy to rush the process, hiring the first person who comes along who has the requirements you need, and who wants the job. Focusing first on getting roles filled can help you with your short term needs, but unfortunately, can lead to something that no small business wants to have: a toxic workplace

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Maintaining Culture in a Virtual World

Maintaining Culture in a Virtual World

During this COVID-19 crisis, we have seen so many people going to work virtually for the first time.  It has been the topic of numerous articles, webinars, and panel discussions. What is often missing from the discussion is how to maintain and foster your team...

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Firing with Compassion

Firing with Compassion

What do you do if you have a team member who has not grown with your company or who is no longer a good fit? Do you know you should let them go, but you haven’t yet because they rely on you to put food on the table, or to pay their mortgage? That is a complicated and sensitive position to be in, but there are things you can do to let them go in a way that is caring and supportive. Firing with compassion is possible.

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Hiring Options 101

Hiring Options 101

A resignation letter… as a business owner dedicated to building a thriving company, the notice that one of your team members is leaving feels like a punch to the gut. The reasons for your star employee exiting are sensible ones; a better job opportunity, going back to school, a family change. But what now? You may be fortunate enough to get a few weeks notice, but that never seems to be enough. You procrastinate searching for a replacement because you anticipate it’s going to be a tedious and unpleasant project or you simply don’t know where to start.

Let’s explore the options available and see what makes sense for your growing company.

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