Diversity and Inclusion Are Critical to Our Business

Inequality based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, and other factors is inconsistent with the principles of our nation and limits our ability to employ our resources to their full potential. I’m joining CEOs of more than 150 companies to sign on to the CEO Action for Diversity ...

20 Favorite Quotes for Great Leaders

          Leaders of small businesses often wear so many hats (strategy, accounting, procurement, sales, IT … ) it can be hard to remember to focus on your leadership skills so you can work with your employees in a way that inspires them. So it can be helpful to ...

Five Skills Every Business Leader Needs

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” — John F. Kennedy As a small business leader with employees, it’s crucial for you to attract, retain and motivate your team members — for without team success, there is no business success. But how will you support and motivate your ...

5 Ways to Keep Employees Happy and Engaged

In my recent blog post “Five Skills Every Leader Needs” I noted the need to support and encourage your team. Several readers responded they agreed that satisfied, engaged employees are the key to good company culture — and asked for more tips on this topic. So here are a few thoughts ...

14 reasons you should start your own business

Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Are you itching to start your business but not sure when’s the right time to dive in — or if the debt will be too much, the hours too long, your personal life will be over? When you’re smart enough to be a small business owner, it can also mean […]