Management

The Worcester Business Resource Alliance (WBRA) is a loose network of business professionals, technical assistance providers, lenders, and community development organizations that provide services to entrepreneurs, small business owners and managers in Central Massachusetts. Each month, representatives meet to collaborate and update each other on upcoming events. Current WBRA member organizations are outlined for the convenience of prospective clients at http://wbra.wordpress.com/organizations/.

The latest update of upcoming WBRA business events is found at http://wbra.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/.

Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, makes the case for effective managerial skills as a tool for business success.

Q: I run a very busy business and as a result, I really don't have the time, nor the interest frankly, to be all warm and fuzzy with my employees. I feel that I pay them a fair wage and as a result they should just do their job. They shouldn’t need a bunch of “Atta Boys!” from me. Yes, I have heard grumblings, and I do have fairly high turnover, but that’s the breaks of the game as I see it.  - CK

 

About the Author

Steve StraussSteven D. Strauss is a lawyer and writer and is one of the country's leading experts on small business as well as an international business speaker. The best-selling author of 17 books, his latest is the all-new 3rd ed. of The Small Business Bible. You can listen to his weekly podcast, Small Business Success Powered by Greatland, visit his new website for the self-employed, TheSelfEmployed, follow him on Twitter, and "like" TheSelfEmployed on Facebook. You can e-mail Steve at: sstrauss@mrallbiz.com. © Steven D. Strauss

Princeton SCORE Announces Small Business Fair...Opportunity to Learn, Connect & Network!

Date
Mon, 2013-04-08 12:45
Princeton, NJ - April 8, 2013 - On Saturday, May 4th, 2013, the Princeton SCORE chapter and Princeton Public Library are joining forces to host the 5th Annual Small Business Fair in downtown Princeton. The fair will be held at the Princeton Public Library from 11am to 3pm, and attendance is FREE.
 

SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives advice for maintaining motivation and focus in your home office.

Running your small business from home has many benefits—from saving money to saving time to never having to wear a suit and tie. But for many entrepreneurs, working from home also leads to some serious motivational challenges. With everything from the refrigerator to the TV to your next-door neighbors tempting you to goof off, how can you get motivated and focus on your business? Try these tips.

6 Tips to Help You Juggle the Stresses of a Busy Life

Summary

Workshop about handling priorities and stresses of a busy life

In a hectic world where we all try to balance personal lives and careers, see how one of the top female executives at a global company manages to juggle all aspects of a busy life.

Learn how to:

 

Small business today is about making decisions concerning your employees that will effect your business for years to come. Ranging from retirement benefits to healthcare, use this eGuide from Paychex to help answer those questions before they become pressing concerns.

Building a Team That Can Build a Successful Business

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Leadership & Management

Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, enumerates the qualities of a great leader, be it in business or politics.

About the Author

Steven D. Strauss is a lawyer and writer and is one of the country's leading experts on small business as well as an international business speaker. The best-selling author of 17 books, his latest is the all-new 3rd ed. of The Small Business Bible. You can listen to his weekly podcast, Small Business Success Powered by Greatland, visit his new website for the self-employed, TheSelfEmployed, follow him on Twitter, and "like" TheSelfEmployed on Facebook. You can e-mail Steve at: sstrauss@mrallbiz.com. © Steven D. Strauss

Your volunteers are the lifeblood of your organization. Keep motivation high and show your appreciation with these great ideas.

1. Make volunteers feel included. As soon as volunteers join your organization, introduce them to other volunteers and staff so they get to know everyone. As they feel settled in the organization, ask their opinions or involve them in the decision-making process when possible, so they feel personally invested in the project.

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