31 Ways to Know if You’re Getting the Right Support in Your Business

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0You run a small creative firm. Things are crazy hectic all the time. Client demands. Impossible deadlines. Creative pressure. Technical glitches. Financial uncertainty. Finding new clients. Keeping old ones happy. Staying sharp. Being the best. Maybe you have a small team — a few people who help you — or maybe you’re just thinking …

How to Develop a Team of Good People

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0     . Business Conundrum #33 Q. “I’ve got enough work that I need to subcontract parts of it out. I thought I was going to really enjoy it when I got to this point, and I do like being able to choose the parts of each project that I want to work …

Hiring Employees or Team Members: What’s Most Important When Adding to Your Team?

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0There’s always been a lot of information out there about hiring and working with teams for big companies, most of it completely useless for small and entrepreneurial businesses. If a small business owner, you perhaps, needs advice on hiring her first employee, or managing just a few people — employees, contract workers, or virtual …

The 3 Major Principles of a Great Team

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0If you’re an entrepreneur, chances are your past experiences with teams are something like mine were: a.) the jumbled, mismatched team at Mr. G’s Handy Hardware, where you worked summers during high school, pasted together with relatives of the owner and people no one knew what they really did anymore; or b.) the boilerplate …

What Do You Need Most from Your Team?

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0My granddaughter Sydney just started walking. She’s doing pretty well by herself, but every once in awhile she still needs a bit of support, something to hang on to. To get her balance. To be able to perform at her best. People around her can demonstrate all the skills and knowledge they have, but …