Sifting Out the Bad-Apple: Keeping Your Small Business Happy and Harmonious

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.

The Impact of Bad Company

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 […]

Entering the Amazon: When Big Business Comes to Growing Cities

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 […]

Things To Do In 2018 As A Small Business Owner

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.

Best New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners

Now that we’ve discussed the why of New Year’s Resolutions, we thought it might be worth exploring a few commonly suggested resolutions for small business owners. Feel free to utilize these for inspiration, or in a literal sense, whatever your company could use improvement on. In no particular order, our suggestions are as follows: 

Gift Ideas for Those Who Have Everything

So, we’ve already discussed holiday cards and types that can be sent to associates, customers, and employees, but what about gift ideas? Sending gifts in a more professional relationship can be challenging, so we’ve outlined a few gift suggestions that might just do the trick. Bonus: many of these can be given near-last minute!

5 Substitutes for the Traditional Office Party

Rest easy. One of the perks of small business ownership is being able to skirt the traditional office party setting with all its high pressures and forced socializing with that oddball Bob from the fifth floor sales department. Still, it’s nice to celebrate and be sure you show employees or associates that you appreciate them […]

Things to be Thankful for as a Small Business Owner

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’ve made it through another potentially grueling Thanksgiving with family members who may or may not understand what it’s like to run a small business. In hopes of keeping confidence and optimism high as we continue through the holiday season, we’ve decided to compose a short list of things small […]

Surviving Thanksgiving: 3 Tips for Small Business Owners

This Thursday leads another year of tradition around the dinner table with family, friends, and catching up.  While everyone is sure to tell you about how wonderfully things have been going for them, the focus is sure to land on you at some point, for better or worse.  After all, the fascination of small business […]

The Scariest Things for Small Business Owners

In the spirit of the season, we’re exploring the scariest things small business owners may experience.  As of being a small business owner isn’t hard enough, it’s likely that you’ll encounter one or more of the below items we list that may be a recurring nightmare for anyone trying to run a small business successfully. […]