Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Employee Engagement Can Have a Real Impact for Small Business Owners

 

 If you are a small business owner, you ARE the culture. So if you don't like how things are, you have to take a good look at how you interact with your employees. As a business owner, little interactions go a long way. Like it or not, you're viewed as a demi-god.

 Therefore, employees are uplifted when you walk through the office and speak to everyone and ask about their families or congratulate them on a recent achievement. Conversely, they feel slighted, if you walk through and are in your head thinking about things and totally ignore them as you pass.
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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Had Issues Getting a Bank Loan as a Black Business Owner? Get the 411

 

 Here I discuss what my definition of a business banker is - in terms of signature authority (their ability to approve a loan without getting additional approval) and what they can do for you. I provide a few examples of how a strong relationship with a business banker really helped my client. I then discuss how to start and nurture that relationship. 

As in, where do you find these individuals and how do you approach them? I talk about some of the pitfalls you may encounter, how to recognize them and what to do. 

If you would like to talk to me about financing or operational issues you are encountering...or how to help you and your firm build a relationship with a banker, you can schedule a free 20-minute consultation with me at https://theresourcefulceo.com/schedule.
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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Why Small Business Owners Need to Engage with Employees

 

 In client and prospective companies, the business owners and CEOs do not fully realize the impact they have on employees. In fact, a few honestly have absolutely no idea. Let me be very clear: As the CEO and/or owner of a firm with employees, your employees view you as a demi-god, even if they don't admit it. 

They may complain about you, but they know you provide their paycheck and you deal with headaches they'd (usually) never want. You set the company culture, so your firm's culture largely reflects your management style and your values and priorities. Your position our words and actions carry much greater weight than the words and actions of others. 

Because of this, you can make someone’s day just by saying hi to them. On the other hand, you can mess up someone’s day by walking by them without saying a word. So say hi. Engage. Connect. And see what happens! 

Want to meet with me to discuss engagement issues or anything else? Schedule a free 20-minute consult at https://TheResourcefulCEO.com/schedule. You can also connect through our contact form if you are interested in partnering or other discussions.
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