Small Business Resource Center
How Gratitude Can Transform Your Workplace
This resource makes the case for building a strong culture of gratitude within any organization. It breaks down the impact that expressing gratitude can have on employees and workplace culture such as higher job satisfaction and fewer sick days. The article emphasizes that gratitude is not about reaping these benefits, but rather recognizing the inherent value of employees and coworkers. It provides four key tips to authentically and continuously cultivate this culture within any business.
How Small Companies Can Offer Great Paid-Leave Programs
As paid leave becomes increasingly important to employees, this article provides advice on how business owners can offer this benefit to their employees and stay competitive. The article suggests starting with a cost-benefit analysis because not offering leave may be more expensive than offering it in the long run. Next, speak with employees about their priorities and needs, include men in any policies you do offer, create a plan for covering work when someone takes off, be consistent and communicate openly to maintain a culture of trust, and be a voice in the public policy debate for state and national paid leave policies.
How to Take a Vacation as a Small Business Owner
This article provides seven tips to help business owners plan a successful vacation. The resource emphasizes the importance of taking time off and guides business owners on planning a vacation that is truly restful while ensuring their business runs smoothly and their staff is successful during their absence. The resource recommends setting boundaries for working during vacation, delegating tasks ahead of time, preparing your staff for any foreseeable issues, establishing a second in command, and notifying important clients about your time off.
The Leader’s Guide to Corporate Culture
This article combines experience, research, and a review of the academic literature results with dozens of insights for the business owner on the different components of culture and how to shape it.
Building Company Culture: 7 Steps for Every Small Business
This article provides seven steps for building company culture at a small business. It recommends defining the company culture you want and assessing where you currently stand relative to that goal, and provides tips to achieve that outcome.
4 Ways to Keep a Small Company Culture as Your Business Grows
In this article, the owner of cloud accounting company FreshBooks details 4 focuses he kept in mind to reinforce key company values as he grew his business. His tips include maintaining a small business owner’s perspective, building a foundation of shared beliefs, creating open channels of communication, and developing company culture outside of work.
Company Survival Guide To Care For Staff During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Forbes provides helpful tips on caring for your employees while still maintaining a healthy business d