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Company Culture, Hiring & Payroll

3 Unique Ways Your Business Can Donate to Charity

Naturally, charitable organizations hope to benefit from corporate donations. Savvy business leaders also know that corporate donations can provide their business with benefits too. For instance, charitable giving can help generate goodwill, improve morale and provide opportunities to network with other leaders. You might only associate a charitable donation with writing a check, however, many… Read more

Company Culture, Hiring & Payroll

3 Businesses That Prioritize Corporate Giving

Prioritizing corporate giving isn’t just a good thing to do; it can also be a very good thing for a business. That is why many successful companies have added charitable giving as a business goal that’s just as important as increasing profits or growing their company. In fact, charitable giving can even help support other business goals. Some… Read more

Company Culture, Retail & Inventory

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Really Work?

Is a healthier workforce more productive? The answer is yes, according to three new peer-reviewed studies in the Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine. The studies looked at how 45 companies’ stock prices fared after they won awards for their workplace wellness programs. The winners ended up outperforming the S&P 500 by between 7 percent and… Read more

Company Culture, Employee Management, Hiring & Firing, Retail & Inventory, Women in Business

Redditor Says Businesses Are Justified to Not Hire Women of Child-Bearing Age

Redditor Says Businesses Are Justified to Not Hire Women of Child-Bearing Age

Would you hire a woman of child-bearing age with the risk that she may become pregnant and cost your business money? One redditor suggested that if you did, you would be justified. User ty_bombadil started the discussion on Reddit’s “Change My View,” a subreddit for people who have an opinion on a topic but accept… Read more

Business Inspiration, Company Culture, Employee Management, Leadership, Marketing, Productivity, Retail & Inventory, Sales

Leadership Matters: Business Lessons from the Gridiron | WEBINAR RECAP

Leadership Matters: Business Lessons from the Gridiron

  Thanks to all the attendees of our January webcast, Leadership Matters: Business Lessons from the Gridiron, featuring Fran Tarkenton, NFL Hall of Famer & Legendary Entrepreneur, from GoSmallBiz.com. If you missed the webcast, you can view the video playback on our Kabbage KamWebinars YouTube Channel and view the slides on our SlideShare. Both the slides and video are… Read more

Company Culture, Employee Management, Productivity, Retail & Inventory

Understanding the Brain of an Entrepreneur for the Sake of Your Sanity

Understanding the Brain of an Entrepreneur for the Sake of Your Sanity

Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth, wasn’t the first or only person to point out that entrepreneurs tend to fit a specific psychological profile, but he might be the most famous. He made his mark (and his fortune) by helping entrepreneurs leverage the strengths of that profile and mitigate its weaknesses. Part of that mitigation… Read more

Company Culture, Employee Management, Leadership, Retail & Inventory

How to Be a Boss That’s Not a Jerk

How to Be a Good Boss Without Being a Jerk

How can you be a great boss who motivates your team to be productive, without becoming feared or disliked? Many business owners and their senior staff often find themselves supervising other workers. If you’re in that position in your business with little experience or even little passion for the task, it can be easy to… Read more

Company Culture, Employee Management, Retail & Inventory

Small Business Workplace Lessons to be Learned From the NY Times Exposé on Amazon.com

The business sections at all major media sites were recently abuzz about a New York Times article alleging that Amazon is a “bruising” place to work. Here are six ways that Amazon should respond – and you should too – when bad press damages your business’ brand. No matter how big your business is, the… Read more

Company Culture, Customer Service, Employee Management, Retail & Inventory

The Overlooked Way to Reduce Support Staff Turnover in Your Small Business

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Small business owners often think of themselves as being great employers – they tend to pride themselves on creating a fun, supportive place to work, and just by virtue of being “small” they tend to believe in treating their staff like valued members of the team, without the anonymity and bureaucracy of a large company…. Read more

Company Culture, Employee Management, Retail & Inventory

Are You the Company Everyone Wants to Work For

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With the economy gaining strength, top-tier employees often have their pick of positions, so how can small businesses compete with larger companies when it comes to attracting and retaining the best workers? The answer lies in effectively communicating ways you are a desirable employer, such as highlighting your culture of inclusion, your strong mission statement… Read more