Will Whitney

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Ten Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset - one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just a once in a …

Leadership

Counting clicks ... a beginner's guide to mastering Google Analytics

The freemium tool can provide a wealth of insight into how visitors interact with your website, but many entrepreneurs are not making the most of it<p>How do people find your website? How long do they stay? What is the user experience like on different devices? If you can’t answer these three …

Google Analytics

How to Successfully Clone Your Best Employee | Inc.com

We all have someone at the top of the pack, an outstanding employee we can entrust with virtually any project or situation. The one we are terrified will leave. The one we wish we could clone.<p>It's not exactly cloning, but you wish you could create a new generation of employees instilled with your …

Leadership

4 Free Small Business Marketing Tools

Here's a list of four marketing tools that add real value -- but don't cost a thing!<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>There’s only one thing better than finding a cool new marketing tool, and that’s finding a <i>free,</i> cool new marketing tool. Here’s a list of four …

Small Business

Are You A Good Boss? Test Yourself With These 5 Questions

Think you’re good at managing people? Most managers, when asked, provide a glowing commentary of their stellar people management skills.<p>Yet research has demonstrated the opposite. A Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults revealed that 50% had left their job to get away from their manager to improve …

Employee Engagement

3 Popular Goal-Setting Techniques Managers Should Avoid

In 2002, professors Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham, two of the best known academic researchers on goal-setting, wrote an article in <i>American Psychologist</i> summarizing their 35 years of research. Among their findings:<p>Setting specific, difficult goals consistently leads to higher performance than …

Management

From College Dropout to Wall Street Success Story: 11 Things Winning People Always Do

From thinking strategically to maintaining discipline, these core principles make success more likely.<p>If you're a parent, it's hard when you don't like your kids' choices. Sometimes you have to step in, like when they're acting illegally or risking their health. But what do you do when your kids …

Self-improvement

7 Steps To Create A Workflow For Your Content Strategy

Content marketing is one of the most cost-efficient marketing strategies in existence; it doesn’t have to cost you money directly, as long as you invest enough time and effort into it. But that time carries a cost, too, and if you invest too much time in the wrong areas, you could end up …

Marketing

An absolute beginner’s guide to accounting and reading financial reports

For those who’ve not studied accounting, reading a financial report can be an immense headache.<p>For example, how do you differentiate between gross …

How to Get Rid of Ants Invasion Naturally - Quiet Corner

There’s nothing like walking into your kitchen first thing in the morning, bleary eyed and ready for your morning cup of coffee only to find that …

Insects

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you own a small business

Time is a precious commodity, especially when you're a small business owner and it feels like there are always a million things to do.<p>"Most small business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management …

Small Business

How A 5-Hour Workday Can Make Your Employees More Effective

A friend of mine told me point-blank that he only works about four hours each day. His company still makes him log a full eight hours, though, so he spends the other four sifting through the Internet and sending me distracting photos of puppies.<p>What’s interesting about his situation is that he’s …

Employment

Six Services Every Scaling Small Business Should Outsource

Are you spending too much time managing operational logistics instead of being front and center in growing your business? You’re not alone. Less than …

Small Business

Ask Yourself These 3 Questions Before Firing An Underperforming Employee

For a manager or business owner, the decision to terminate an underperforming employee can be a difficult one to make. It may keep you up at night. You may be looking for ways to keep them on or support them so you don’t have to “ruin their lives” by firing them.<p>But you have a responsibility to …

Small Business

11 productivity tricks small-business owners can use to get more done every day

But your personal productivity helps determine your company's productivity, so it's crucial that you stay efficient.<p>To help you out, we scoured the web for the most practical and insightful advice on getting things done. Read on for tips on prioritizing tasks, managing digital distractions, making …

Time Management

10 Pieces of Accounting Software Perfect for a Rapidly Growing Small Business

Which accounting software is the most flexible for a small digital business that is poised to grow fast, and why?The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) …

Small Business