Category Archives: Employees

Dealing with Pain Points: Tips for Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Sometime innovators and entrepreneurs get swept up in excitement for their own ideas and expect that once they start moving ahead, it will be a straight-line to success. In such cases, unexpected but ordinary challenges can feel like insurmountable obstacles. … Continue reading

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Why Attending Conferences is Good for Your Business

It is no secret: small business owners are busy people and often feel like they don’t have the time to do everything. Attending conferences can fall onto their list of things I wish I had time for but don’t, especially … Continue reading

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Understanding Business Insurances

In the general context of business planning, and also in the specific contexts of business continuity planning and succession planning, one of the topics that we at the Kansas SBDC frequently discuss with clients is the importance of having necessary … Continue reading

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Employee Retention for Trades and Construction Companies: Hire Right, Manage Well, Reward & Look Forward

The costs to a company of high turnover in skilled employees can be significant, affecting both gross revenues and expenses. Recently, one of our advisors from the Kansas SBDC sent out a request to the rest of us for suggestions … Continue reading

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Cultivating Employee Engagement for Remote Workers

One reason why employers are sometimes reluctant to pursue the potential benefits of having remote workers is that they are worried about lack of employee engagement. To elaborate, a concern for employers is that remote employees won’t identify/connect with the … Continue reading

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9 Holiday Tips for Small Businesses

For many small businesses – notably, but not exclusively, those in retail and hospitality – the holiday season is an important time not only because of the impact that it has on short-term sales but also because how a business … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude: A Good Habit for Small Business Owners

With Thanksgiving this week, the holiday season is underway and with the holidays, for many small businesses, come added pressures. One way to deal with these is to practice gratitude. Not only will it make you feel better, but the … Continue reading

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