Occupational health and safety and public health and safety are two areas that have become increasingly important, but also easier to manage, in recent years. There has been an increase in awareness of Health and Safety concerns in the general public and employees.   The increasingly litigious cultural atmosphere has brought health and safety to the forefront of most public and business decisions. This has been paralleled, however, by a growth……

I caught up with the new entrepreneur’s (Terry and Sherry Braley) this January at a Biker Rally. After talking to some fellow riders they were telling me about Terry and Sherry’s new website (Road Rash Apparel) and how low their prices were on their Leather Apparel. So after digging through the crowd I finally met up with them. I introduced myself and we sat down and must have talked for over……

My biggest problem in becoming self-employed was me.   In order to BE a self-employed person I had to start thinking like one. I found myself reverting to that nine-to-five mentality.  If I wasn’t accomplishing a task every hour, then I must not really be working.   Sometimes a self-employed person has to make decisions about her business.  Sometimes she is just thinking about a solution to a problem. Sometimes she……

One fourth of the year is over.  How are you doing in meeting your goals?  How are you doing compared to your budget?  In my last article, I talked about how business systems aren’t just for big business.  Guess what? Neither are goals and budgets.   Big businesses put tremendous effort into creating detailed budgets and detailed goals each year and checking their progress against them monthly and quarterly.  Investors eagerly……

The challenges of today’s global marketplace are forcing companies to look at doing things differently in order to get that extra edge over their competition.   According to Makino, a global provider of advanced machining technology, companies doing things the same way they have been doing them for the last 10 to 15 years are probably in a “recurring uniform trap,” or “RUT,” while the global market is passing them by.……

Sometimes new money making ideas are immediately usable. However, sometimes you just have to let your imagination run wild and be impractical. This is a way to get that creativity going, and no matter how crazy the ideas may seem at first, there is usually a way to bring them down to earth, as in this first example.   Rental Cabins In The Air   I started with a crazy thought:……

  Whenever something changes, most people feel a sudden sense of fear. True, guttural fear. I’m sure there’s some logical reason for it. Maybe it’s wired deep into our lizard brain, where if something changes, we’re no longer safe. And if our primordial self doesn’t feel safe and comfortable, we assume we’re about to die. Thus do we run as fast as we can to safety, or stand and fight our……

5 Top Tips To Avoid Management Stress For Small Business Owners Owning a business is stressful, and you can’t really escape it. The sooner you learn small business stress management, the better. As a serial entrepreneur, I know a lot of small business owner anxiety and stress. Here are my five tips for combating small business owner stress. Some 35 percent of the business owners polled cited “less stress” as……

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Startup entrepreneurs often go it alone or almost alone, serving every function in their new companies. They are the idea people, the passionate leaders, the team builders, engineers, marketing experts, logistics officers, bookkeepers, and strategists all in one. the most challenging things for the startup-minded to do is to keep investing, keep building their own personal skills and abilities. Time and focus-wise, it’s a monumental challenge. Investing in yourself Investing in……

  The first steps to becoming a really great manager are simply common sense; but common sense is not very common. This article suggests some common-sense ideas on the subject of great management. The major problem when you start to manage is that you do not actually think about management issues because you do not recognize them. Put simply, things normally go wrong not because you are stupid but only because……