When Did Hiring Employees Get So Scary?


Small business owners sometimes assume hiring employees is a scary ordeal and that it’s safer to hire contractors. There are plenty of things wrong with these assumptions. First off, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) takes a very close look at small businesses. Just because your business is small, doesn’t mean you’re immune to audits, which […]

A Dozen Tips for Mindfulness at Work


Lately, you may have been hearing a lot about being mindful. Mindful breathing; mindful communication; mindful eating (stores are even selling Mindful Mayo these days). But being mindful isn’t just for the yogis or organic shoppers. Being mindful is about clarity and focus, both of which are valuable tools for running a successful business. Today, 25% […]

What’s In a Name: Prospect Databases


You know when someone approaches you and says enthusiastically, “Hey! How are you?” and you have no idea what their name is? Or when you meet up with an old friend who told you a few months ago that their dog died and the first thing out of your mouth when you see them again […]