We’ll try to not beat the long-dead horse about how significant first impressions can be. You’ve heard it all your life that initial perceptions are hard to un-do, and with a business it’s certainly no different. When you commit to a small business, it’s important to consider what impression you give, and to recognize what […]
If you’re a small business owner with clients, you probably have a favorite or two. Bad customers stand out and can ruin our day, but good clients can bring out the best in us and make the whole process feel worth it. Sometimes, we may take our “good” and “okay” clients for granted though, which […]
In the past, we’ve discussed strategies on dealing with less-than-satisfactory employees and strengthening your company culture. Unfortunately, not everyone we work with is under our control (though certainly more than at a corporate level!). Even if only once in a blue moon, we are likely to deal with customers who are not peachy. But since […]
Exhaustion is bound to happen at some point. Rare is the small business owner who has a reliable 9-5 with no variability. Much more common is the owner who fluctuates between what could be considered leisurely and near insanity. Because we know all too many *very* busy entrepreneurs and business owners always on the move, […]
Last week’s statistics helped illustrate how much impact just a small percentage of employees can have on the whole business. As promised, this week we focus on preventing a bad-apple from breaching your workplace. We will also mention strategies on how to resolve the matter if you realize they’re already there.
One of the best things about being a small business owner is having significantly more control over the company you keep, in more ways than one! This can be both your own small business, and the individuals you interact with daily. However, sometimes the impact a negative coworker/associate/client can have is much more significant in […]
As a small business owner in today’s world, you may not have a “home-base” permanent office. In fact, majority of our clients have “virtual offices” where they may have a mailbox or use a desk or conference room as needed, but are otherwise “off the grid” as far as office real estate goes. This saves […]
Those of us familiar with the Denver metro area know it is no stranger to successful, well-known businesses. In fact, the area is known to be one of the better hubs in the United States for startups. Companies like Crocs, Otterbox, Celestial Seasonings, and Coors all found their roots in Colorado, after all. But what […]
It’s easy to get caught up in pessimism today. Day in and out, we hear something new and disappointing, either in the media, within social media platforms, or through our own relationships. Not to mention the amount of uncertainty we face at the moment as far as the economy goes; chances are, you remember the […]
Now that we’ve reached the second week of the year, we thought we’d discuss a few things all small businesses should look into in 2018. These aren’t resolutions or goals, but rather some friendly business tips to ensure 2018 is a successful year for you and your company.