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Traits of a Great Employer Steve Strauss answers the question "What does it take to be a great employer? " View
Developing a Succession Plan Continuing a business beyond one generation of leaders requires planning. Whether through private shares transferred to a senior manager, or a leadership transfer to family members, a succession plan smoothes the way for continued business success. View
What Makes a Good Leader? We all know the type: The man or woman who can inspire, motivate and get the best work out of people. The boss people want to work for and do good work for. In my previous role as a manager and my current role as a business owner, I still take pride in my ability to be an effective leader. But I... View
Summertime Fun is Good for Business Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, gives tip for injecting some fun into your small business this summer. View
HOW TO: 4 Simple Ideas for a More Productive Company When I was in college, I spent one summer interning at a very successful insurance and financial planning brokerage. After getting a tour of the company, which spanned two entire floors in Midtown, I met the general agent (essentially the CEO and owner of the firm). I said to him, “Wow. You... View
Small Business Owner Success Infographic Learn the tools and resources successful entrepreneurs found most helpful for their small businesses. View
Podcast: Business Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. Listen to this podcast to hear SCORE mentor Hal Shelton share his... View
Passion and Mentoring Lead Wonder Works to Success Business Leadership Case Study: Wonder Works SCORE and MassMutual know how important it is to get good advice. That is why, for SCORE’s 50th anniversary, we are sharing helpful, relevant, and succinct tips for your business success. The tips are based on real-life... View
50 Small Business Tips for 50 Years of Success: Business Leadership Every sustainable business has at least one inspiring leader at its helm. These leadership tips recommend actions taken by successful owners and managers to inspire their employees. Also learn how to set realistic goals and achieve them. SCORE and MassMutual know how important it is to get... View
Communication Cures for Younger Workers A highly capable young woman I hired not long ago recently came to me with a minor dilemma. A social media account she was taking over was linked to a phone number we didn’t recognize – possibly an ex-employee. She was wondering how to contact the person via text. View