Small Biz Tip: Management: Employee Development

Tips from October 5, 2009 The Small Business tips today are about focusing on employee development. Learn employee long term goals. Find their motivation and inspiration to help them learn and develop their biz skills. Create a fun and productive environment to help employees reach their goals to develop. Encourage getting involved. Set a good example. Show employees what you have accomplished and what it took to get there. Set standards and goals. Present a schedule/timeline as a guide. Offer assistance and make yourself available for help. Daily Overview: Help your employees develop their careers by providing motivating guidance. [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: Time Management Step 2: Find Out Where You're Wasting Time

Tips from July 28, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss time management. Step 2: Find Out Where You're Wasting Time Keep a log to document your activities during the day & time spent on them. Check which are productive & which are not. Identify what activities can only be done by you & which ones you can delegate. Allow others to help where they can. Identify major time wasters: Internet, email, socializing, communication breakdown. Eliminate the problems you can & control the issues. Create goals. Write them down to ensure that you follow them. Track your progress every so often, reevaluate, & adjust. Daily Overview: Realizing your time wasters will allow you to delegate time efficiently & create goals. [Read Full Article]