Are your employees as productive as they should be?

Are your employees as productive as they should be?

You like and appreciate your employees, but sometimes you can’t help but wonder: Could they make some changes that would increase their productivity? Maybe they seem caught up in busywork sometimes, or you’ve noticed ways they could improve their efficiency or effectiveness. Chances are, your intuition is trying to tell you something. According to Gallup, … Continued

How to attract millennial customers

How to attract millennial customers

Millennials are now the largest generation in America. The approximately 80,000,000 millennials in America make up a quarter of the population and account for over $2 billion in buying power. That economic impact will continue to grow as the parents and grandparents of millennials leave inheritances to this generation. Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials … Continued

The pros and cons of buying a franchise

The pros and cons of buying a franchise

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own business, you’ve probably considered the franchise option. After all, purchasing the right to open up a new location of an established, successful brand seems to be the best of all possible worlds. But how can you tell whether a franchise really is your best option? As with … Continued

How to Attract More Customers to Your Business

How to Attract More Customers to Your Business

As a small business owner, you’re always on the hunt for new customers — that’s the name of the game, after all! Even if you’ve built up a loyal core customer base, new customers are key to scaling your business for the long term. The fact is, repeat customers can either move away or fall … Continued

Are you measuring customer satisfaction correctly?

Are you measuring customer satisfaction correctly?

A restaurant manager who’s just learned from a quick online survey that 80% of her customers are satisfied and really like her food should be pretty happy, right? Granted, those figures are good news. Low satisfaction numbers would have been a red flag for urgent action. But the survey doesn’t tell the whole story. Of … Continued

5 Kinds of tools your restaurant needs to start using now

5 Kinds of tools your restaurant needs to start using now

Managing a restaurant is an exciting job, but also a stressful one. A typical day means juggling a huge variety of responsibilities, lots of different personalities and even a few crises thrown into the mix. No wonder the workdays can be so long. However, restaurant managers have some secret weapons at their disposal that they … Continued

Why running a seasonal business is different than any other kind of Business

Why running a seasonal business is different than any other kind of Business

In an ever-changing global economy, entrepreneurs are seeking out more creative ways to find business success while balancing work with life. Opening a seasonal business is one such strategy. It’s especially viable for the entrepreneur who likes to work (and play) hard. There are two main types of seasonal businesses: those that close completely during … Continued

11 Ways to Make the Most of Your Standup Meetings

11 Ways to Make the Most of Your Standup Meetings

When done right, team meetings can be a great productivity driver for your company. When your team is working together in a way that encourages communication and collaboration, you’ll find that identifying and solving business problems becomes easier than ever before. In today’s busy world, employees often feel isolated. It’s important for you to bring … Continued

How much should you train your employees?

How much should you train your employees?

From a manager’s perspective, employee training can be a difficult investment to plan, but it is also vital to keeping your workforce up-to-date and your business thriving.

5 Millennials explain how they want to be managed

5 Millennials explain how they want to be managed

The Millennial workforce–that nebulous population group that celebrate a birthday anywhere from 1980 to the late 90s–are now 80 million strong (and counting). The most connected generation in history (hello, Snapchat and Periscope!), they are also fickle when it comes to jobs. In fact, the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey found that 44% of the Millennials surveyed were already itching to leave their current positions.