This Week in Business Strategies
April 1, 2019—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, Ratchet+Wrench has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.
5 Things Not to Do When You're Running a Small Business – Entrepreneur
Here are some tips of what not to do when running a small business, from not rushing into finding a partner to not trying to do everything yourself.
Fostering strong workplace relationships is a key part of building a unified team. Today more than 70 percent of employees around the world work remotely at least once a week. For these employees, authentic interpersonal relationships can be the difference between feeling disconnected and stagnating at challenges or proactively overcoming them.
How to Get Through an Extremely Busy Time at Work – Harvard Business Review
At times like this, when having full weekend off seems like a distant dream, advice on the importance of maintaining work-life balance, reducing the stress, and getting enough sleep can feel like a slap in the face. You don’t need to be scolded to work less. You need practical tips for surviving and thriving when you have to be fully committed. Here are some strategies that can help.
10 Onboarding Practices Every Small Business Should Follow – Small Business Trends
Onboarding is the process where new employees get introduced to all the necessary behaviors, skills and knowledge they’ll need. 31 percent of new employees quit within the first six months and small businesses can't afford these high turnover rates.
Career growth is one of the key factors to job satisfaction, and without it, work can feel underwhelming and frustrating. But regardless if you want to secure a promotion, gain leadership opportunities in your current role, or land a new job, you need more than just a good track record and the right skill set.