Archives for July 2011
How Self-Confidence Impacts Small Business Success
Many people believe that outside perceptions shape their career, and if others had a better view of them, they would be further along in their career.
The truth is that your own opinion of yourself has a bigger impact on your career than the opinions of others. Your inner voice determines how you act, and how you act determines whether you are successful or not. Your view of yourself determines whether you will live into your career pote...
Teenage Bee Entrepreneur Offers InspirationAs an entrepreneur myself, I understand the power of testimony. So when I see a fellow entrepreneur find success, it’s inspiring.
I was reading about an unlikely entrepreneur this morning whose story I’d like to share. His name is Henry Miller and he’s only 14 years old.
The story begins when Miller visited The Georgia Sea Turtle Center during summer break. Like lots of kids his age, Miller had fun, took pictures and learned sea... Read more
How Small Businesses Can Breed Employee LoyaltyAs the economy improves, small business owners face a new challenge: employee retention.
According to MetLife’s 9th Annual Study of Employee Benefit Trends, only 44 percent of employees feel a strong loyalty to the small business for which they work. That’s down a significant from 62 percent in 2008.
But wait... the picture gets worse. In fact, 34 percent of small business employees surveyed would like to work for a different em... Read more
Tips to Curb Employee Anxiety in Your Small Business
Anxiety in the workplace. It’s a growing phenomenon in businesses large and small. Indeed, even solopreneurs are facing issues that can breed anxiety and an upset stomach. A rising unemployment rate, slower job growth, and increasing layoffs at a time when employees were just starting to think there may be better opportunities are driving job security fears.
"This optimism is now being replaced by greater apprehension over job security,...
Should Your Small Business Opt for Self-Insured Group Coverage?There are pros and cons to self-insured groups. But a new survey highlights misunderstandings about how these groups work that could come back to haunt small businesses.
The Self-Insurance Institute of America defines a self-insured group health plan as one in which the employer assumes the financial risk for providing health care benefits to its employees. In practical terms, the SIIA explains, self-insured employers pay for each out of... Read more