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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

Company Culture, Retail & Inventory

To Dog or Not to Dog: What You Need to Know Before Making Your Office Pet-Friendly

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Pets really do help people feel better. Studies show that when employees are allowed to bring their pets to work productivity increases, stress levels drop and all-around job satisfaction improves. While inviting pets into your office could make your employees happier, it’s not always the right move. Here are the pros and cons to consider… Read more

Company Culture, Retail & Inventory

What You Need to Know Before Drinking Another Cup of Coffee

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Reaching for that next “cup of joe” is an ingrained habit for most small business owners, and many rely on it to boost flagging energy and fuel those long days in the office. But drinking too much coffee may not be the healthiest choice and could be doing more harm than good. Countless studies in… Read more

Company Culture, Retail & Inventory

How Your Company Fridge Could Be Sabotaging Your Health and Wellbeing

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  Many small business owners offer employees fully-stocked office kitchens these days, but this popular perk often consists of highly-processed choices loaded with sugar, salt, and trans fat. Doughnuts and pizza and chips, oh my! But is a break room that beckons employees with cheap but irresistible junk food doing them (or your business) any… Read more