Small Business Articles

  • 4 Principles That Landed This Business on the Best Small Companies List

    April 27, 2016

    “You caught me at a great time,” said Claire Magat, Vice President of People Initiatives & Strategic Projects at Balsam Brands. “We’re just about to go on our shutdown week.” Shutdown? I thought. In February? “Yes. We all worked extremely hard this past year and it’s time to take a rest. Sometimes this means a trip to Hawaii with our families. Sometimes it’s a shutdown week. But there will be no meetings. No email. No required teamwork exercises. We go on complete shutdown.” Now,...

  • Why Small Businesses Should Require Interview Training

    April 26, 2016

    Interviews are tricky - especially at small businesses, where nearly every current employee, or at least a large percentage, interview potential employees in an effort to build a cohesive team. And, every interviewer needs to be able to ask the right questions, probe deeper into answers and ultimately find out everything they need to know to help them develop an opinion on whether the candidate is right for the job.  As the business grows, less individuals may be asked to...

  • 5 Free Things Any Business Owner Should Do on LinkedIn

    April 25, 2016

    With over 400 million members worldwide, LinkedIn is a great place for any business owner to build relationships and learn from people across the globe. And, its also a great place to build your employer brand and awareness of your company. The problem is, most business owners have thousands of other concerns. You likely don’t feel like you have the time or you simply aren’t sure where to start. That's why we put togehter this list of five things any business owner can easily do...

  • 4 Things Every Small Business Needs to do Before Posting a Job

    April 18, 2016

    Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu once said that every battle is won before it’s ever fought. And he’s right – preparation lies at the heart of success. That...

  • 5 Interview Questions Small Businesses Should Ask Candidates Before Hiring Them

    April 7, 2016

    Hiring for a small business is a different experience than hiring for a large company. Roles are generally less defined in a small business and just about...

  • The Top Recruiting Priorities of Small and Medium Businesses in 2016

    February 16, 2016

    Sure, every company wants to hire smart and talent employees. But for small to mid-sized businesses, there is no margin for error – every hire counts, as...