Rule #66- Support Veteran Businesses

On Veterans Day each year, American’s proudly celebrate our heroes. However, a beneficial and economical way to give back all year long would be to support veteran owned businesses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, veterans under 24 faced a 13% unemployment rate and veterans aged 25-34 had an unemployment rate of… Read more »

Rule #65 – Welcoming Change

Rule #65 – Welcoming Change Change- it’s a word that causes your employees to cringe. Organizational changes are often met with considerable resistance. However, change is a necessity in order to keep a healthy company from reaching the decline phase after a business has reached its proverbial peak. If your company’s services and products are… Read more »

Rule # 64 – Recognizing Achievements

Recognizing your employee’s achievements is pivotal in creating a motivated and satisfied workforce. Although workers may be hired in with the obligation to work hard and improve business, employees internally crave recognition for going above and beyond general work duties. You don’t need to implement extravagant awards; a simple shout-out to your employees or an… Read more »

Rule #63 – Work Hard/Play Hard

Successful leaders make their company a fun place to work. This doesn’t mean that you need to purchase a ping-pong table for the break room or hire a masseuse. Small gestures can go a long way, such organizing monthly or quarterly company engagement events or bringing in baked goods for your employees. Don’t take work… Read more »

Rule #62 – Network, Network, Network

Whether you are building a new business from the ground up, striving to increase your client base, or searching for beneficial business partners, networking is always of utmost utmost importance. It’s crucial that your employees participate in various networking events in order to tap into new resources and accelerate your business’ professional development. Networking is… Read more »

Rule #61 – Maintaining your Business Reputation

Rule #61 – Maintaining your Business Reputation It’s often said that you can know what a person will be like based upon their closest companions. The same holds true for a business. Who you regularly conduct business with can greatly impact your business reputation. Even if your business partners have never been involved in a… Read more »

Rule #60 – Communication is Key

Rule #60 – Communication is Key Just like in a relationship, maintaining constant communication in the workforce is key. As a company rapidly grows, overlap within the organization causes small cracks in the communication begin to form. Communication is essential in order to keep workers up to date with different projects and tasks expected of… Read more »

Rule #59 – Overnight Success

Rule #59 – Overnight Success As much as every business leader wishes, success does not simply happen overnight. Building a successful business takes four key factors. Persistence and Resilience: failed products, faulty business strategies, business contracts that fall through can cause failure to appear inevitable. However, a business leader with persistence and resilience is able… Read more »

Rule #58 – Creativity over Credentials

When it comes to hiring, there are a plethora of highly qualified candidates who apply with degrees from top-notch colleges and have all the paper certification they need to be considered a highly successful candidate. However, a candidate with no impressive credentials and a lack of college education may truly be the more successful candidate… Read more »

Rule #57 – Know your Employees

You may know who your employees are, but do you really know them? One key when it comes to leadership that will increase employee satisfaction and instill within them a motivational drive is to truly get to know your employees personally. It may seem impossible to find the time to spend individually with every employee,… Read more »