Big Challenges for Small Business Owners

Small business owners wear many hats and make many decisions each day. Most of these decisions are small and have minor impacts. Some decisions, however, are common to most small businesses and can hve far-reaching, fundamental impacts. As a starting point, let’s look at three fundamental challenges: The first big challenge facing most small business owners […]

The Small Business People Puzzle, Part 1

A recent post titled Big Challenges for Small Business Owners examined three important areas all successful small business owners must manage: people, finances, and time. In this and the following posts, let’s look deeper into each of the three topics. First, let’s tackle the trickiest of the three: people. For many business owners, people truly are […]

The Small Business People Puzzle, Part 2

In my first post in this series titled Big Challenges for Small Business Owners, three important areas for small business success were outlined: people, finances, and time. In the second post titled The Small Business People Puzzle (Part 1), we discussed finding, attracting, selecting, and on-boarding the “right” employees. In this post, let’s address the […]