Small Biz Tip: Management: Providing Leadership

Tips from October 9, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss providing leadership. Be in touch with reality and optimism. Know which situations you can/cannot control & how to lead in hard times. Inspire your employees. Go over your company's motivation and mission. Encompass your vision for all employees. Stay informed on current situations to plan ahead. Thinking ahead shows you are concerned about the future. Be honest. Tell the truth, even in tough situations when it is hard to accept. Take control and face the problem head on. Daily Overview: Be a great leader with honesty, integrity, respect, and knowledge. [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Management: Effective Coaching

Tips from October 7, 2009 The Small Business tips today will discuss how to effectively coach your employees. Present yourself as a leader. Mentor your employees and guide them on the right career path. Communicate your expectations. Explicitly say what you want employees to do, outline the steps, and provide guidance. Give employees time to prepare questions or concerns they have about your expectations. Get them involved in the process. Ask for feedback. Find out what you're doing right, wrong, and how you can change to be a better coach. Daily Overview: Coach as a leader, and encourage employees to form a team bond. [Read Full Article]


Leadership: It's Vision, Not Bullying

Government, Politics and the Economy Jobless Claims Rise There was an unexpected jump in first-time unemployment claims even as continuing claims drop. FoxBusiness.com Management and Operations The Most Annoying People to Work With: The Top 13 Irritations Wherever you work, even in your own business, you find people who have turned the merely annoying into high art. Now that art has been classified and here are the top 13 offenders. ManageSmarter.com [Read Full Article]


Obama's Small Business Promises: Kept and Broken

Government, Politics and the Economy Obama: Small Business Promises Kept and Broken President Obama promised to help Main Street where, but has he kept that promise? Here's a look at where he's followed through -- and where he hasn't. CNNMoney.com Survey Suggests Recession to End This Quarter With recent data suggesting that the recession has bottomed-out, the Blue Chip Economic Indicators survey of private economists showed about 90% of the respondents believe the recession will be declared over this quarter. FoxBusiness.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Small Business Under Obama: Still Struggling

Government, Politics and the Economy Small Business Still Struggling Under Obama's Programs President Obama may have kept some of his promises to small business owners, but the credit crunch continues and it still has far too many small companies trapped in a death spiral. CNNMoney.com Romer: Stimulus Working In a recent speech, Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer defended the Obama stimulus package and left the door open to a possible second stimulus. FoxBusiness.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Is Obama Listening to American Business?

ABC Online and On Your Side EZlocal.com Gets a Redesign EZlocal.com recently got a redesign. More members are seeing their business on the site as a Featured Listing on the local homepages, search results and more! If you're a paid ABC member you can login to add coupons, images and detailed descriptions to drive even more traffic to your business. Government, Politics and the Economy Velazquez: Reduce the Burden on Small Business House Committee on Small Business chairwoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), is asking for changes in the healthcare reform legislation being developed that would reduce the tax burden on small businesses. WebCPA.com [Read Full Article]


Lesson in Leadership: How to Make a Difference

  Government, Politics and the Economy Obama Supports Bank Fees for Risk and Wealth Surtax for Healthcare President Obama signaled his support for a proposal to impose fees on some of the nation’s largest financial firms to cover losses from risky transactions and avert another market meltdown. He also said that a surtax on the wealthy fits with his ideas on paying for healthcare. Bloomberg.com GOP Financial Services Overhaul Republicans have developed their own version of legislation aimed at overhauling regulations of the financial-services industry. The GOP version relies more on free-market principles than on additional... [Read Full Article]


Turn the Buzz into Loyalty

  Government, Politics and the Economy Seidman: I Don't Want the Recession to End Yet According to Dov Seidman, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of LRN, we need more time to understand where our economy went wrong and to get Wall Street back into proper perspective. BusinessWeek.com Next Six Months Will be Tough for Obama In his first six months as President, Barack Obama got a $787 billion economic stimulus package, $750 billion for the financial crisis, and a down payment on a $1 trillion overhaul of the healthcare system. With greater policy hurdles before him, the next six mo... [Read Full Article]