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How to Be a Mentor in a Remote World
  • 16 November 2020
  • Leo Covey

How to Be a Mentor in a Remote World

Dr. John C. Crosby, co-founder of the mentorship organization Uncommon Individual Foundation, once said, “Mentorship is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.” For small business owners who lead with both their hearts and minds, those are some powerful ingredients to tap into. At its core, mentorship is a rich relationship of trust, care, mutual respect and a myriad of other qualities that we should all strive to bring into the workplace every day.

5 Tips for Hosting Your Small Business Virtual Events
  • 28 September 2020
  • Jelani Markus

5 Tips for Hosting Your Small Business Virtual Events

While the technology required to host events virtually has been around for a few years now, you could say it wasn’t remarkably popular. Some companies would host webinars and special events for consumers outside of brick and mortar locations, but it wasn’t considered a ubiquitous aspect of business. That all changed this year. With indoor gatherings restricted and more people avoiding big crowds due to COVID-19 guidelines, the moment is ripe for learning how to create virtual events that are effective and interesting. The following tips can help you on your way.

National Mentorship Month: Key Event Dates and Information
  • 03 January 2018
  • Daniel Vahab

National Mentorship Month: Key Event Dates and Information

January is National Mentorship Month and aims to connect promising young people with mentors.

Three Tips For Making Your Small Business New Year's Resolutions Stick
  • 15 February 2017
  • Nellie Akalp

Three Tips For Making Your Small Business New Year's Resolutions Stick

Now that the parties to celebrate the incoming year have become distant memories, the hard work to follow through on the 2017 New Year’s resolutions you set for your business begins

How to Navigate the Employee/Boss Situation Properly
  • 26 January 2017
  • Eric Michaels

How to Navigate the Employee/Boss Situation Properly

Are you the boss first and an employee second, or vice versa? As a small business owner who puts in long hours and makes a lot of the big company decisions, you can often find yourself in a tricky position