Management

Crafting a Perfect Job Description to Net the Best Candidates

Whether you’re hiring your first employees or adding to your staff, the appearance of your posted job description is as important as the layout of your candidates’ resumes. If you’re lost when it comes to how to write a job description-…

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FG Philosophy & News, From the Desk of JM

From The Desk of JM: 3 Crucial Lessons for Running a Business

  The dream of running a successful business is almost never accomplished on your first try. But we know that’s never stopped small business owners from preserving and continuing to strive towards a workable idea. My Co-founder and I have…

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FG Philosophy & News, Management

In Favor of Funky Job Titles

Pictured above: The Cowgirl Princess of Funding Gates, also known as the Director of Customer Happiness. Director of Fun for short! Recent research by the The Academy of Management found that “self-reflective” and unique job titles contribute significantly to employee…

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The Four Types of People You NEED On Your Team

Small businesses are only as strong as the team members that work behind the logo. You simply can’t do everything yourself- nor should you. A strong team needs several key complimentative members to achieve growth and success. Whether you’re looking…

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Management

Unlock the Leadership Potential of Your Employees

If you have an open position that needs to be filled, it’s often best to look for candidates within your business before placing an ad in search of new candidates.  With that being said, who do you decide to promote?…

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Management

Your New Hires Are Terrified of These 5 Things

New situations can be very frightening.  Taking a new job in a new location and in a new line of work is enough to scare anyone.  With that being said, the newest additions to your team are likely to be…

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Management

Why You Must Learn to Delegate — And How To Do It

Do you think the secret to growing your small business is to work harder and harder, putting in longer and longer hours? In reality, the secret to growing your business is just the opposite—it’s delegating work to others. If you’re…

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Management, Money

5 Small Business Traits that Lead to Money Management Success

The words “struggling economy” sprinkle most news stories online and off when discussing the business climate and small business landscape in general in the U.S. If you look beyond the headlines, however, there are modest signs of an economic recovery…

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