This Week in Business Strategies

Aug. 5, 2019
In this week's business-building article, read how to delegate better as a leader, how to decide you're ready to branch out on your own and the counterintuitive practices most leaders ignore.

Aug. 5, 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.

3 Counterintuitive Practices Most Leaders Ignore – Inc

If you are in leadership position, you're bound to experience growing pains. Don't count on a pile of leadership books to make up for your skill deficiencies: they're great for increasing your knowledge, but may not help you navigate difficult leader scenarios in which feathers get ruffled and egos get bruised.

How to Delegate Better and Become a Great Leader – Entrepreneur

Delegating to the right people is important to entrepreneurs and business owners for many reasons. Yes, it saves you time that you can then spend on more high-value tasks. However, that’s not the only reason proper delegation is so important in running a business. It also prepares employees for promotion and bigger responsibilities. 

This is How to Decide Whether You're Ready to Work for Yourself – Fast Company

Whether the motivation is inspiration or frustration, branching out on your own can be both exciting and totally terrifying. So, when do you know it’s time? Unfortunately, there’s no perfect answer to that question, but there are some things you can do to help make a more informed decision about whether or not to take the leap.

How to Get More Social Media Engagement on Any Platform – Social Media Examiner 

Here's how to get your audience to engage with your social media posts, videos and live videos. There are three rules of engagement you need to follow. Without this foundation, nothing else will work. 

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