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Best Payroll Services for Small Businesses: Four Full Service Payroll Service Options

2020-11-12

Minyang Jiang

Payroll Services for Small Businesses: Online & Full-Service Payroll Service Options If you’re a small business owner with multiple employees, you’ve likely experienced the challenge of balancing your time between strategizing big-picture initiatives and managing internal operations. Small business owners often have to act not only as the chief executive of their business, but also […]

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P&L: What is P&L and the Profit & Loss Statement

2020-07-21

Minyang Jiang

Updated August 2020 When it comes to financials, it seems that there are two types of business owners: Those who know every number, where it came from, what it means, and what to do about it, and those who feel overwhelmed by the accountant jargon and sea of numbers and therefore choose to ignore it […]

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How to Write a Business Plan

2020-07-21

Minyang Jiang

Updated July 21, 2020 A business plan is a road map for your business’s success. Once you make the commitment to start your own small business, you need to have a plan for how you will run and maintain it. Without a carefully crafted business plan for your company, you’ll lack the organization and vision […]

3 Habits of Highly-Effective Business Leaders

2019-07-22

Minyang Jiang

For most people, leadership isn’t something you simply adopt one day. It’s something that requires concerted effort. The process of growth and learning demands humility, wisdom, and foresight.  That process starts with cultivating the right habits. Here are three habits that every good leader must learn early-on.  Know When to be Present and When to […]

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How to Improve Profit Margins in the Construction Business

2019-07-10

Minyang Jiang

Owning and operating a construction firm requires a deep understanding of money management. After all, earning enough money to sustain your growing company isn’t as simple as stacking one brick on top of another.  It’s all too easy to fall behind and fight to meet deadlines and the client expectations as costs continue to increase. […]

Goals Every Business Should Set For A Successful 2019

2019-01-30

Minyang Jiang

“A goal without a plan is just a dream.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry A new year provides your business with new opportunities to grow, innovate, and thrive. But what’s more important than the opportune moment is your preparation to seize it. It’s not enough to sit on your surfboard waiting – you have to […]

How Great Managers Can Drive Employee Engagement

How Great Managers Can Drive Employee Engagement

2018-07-10

Minyang Jiang

What is your favorite employee engagement method? Does it involve giving them a special paycheck for their performance? If it does, you may want to reconsider your methods. While this may sound surprising, financial rewards are not as high on the list of effective employee engagement tools. Being happy with a job now depends on […]

12 Workplace Conflict Resolution Tips From the Experts (That Really Work)

2018-07-10

Minyang Jiang

Conflict is inevitable in the workplace. According to one study, U.S. employees spend 2.1 hours per week involved in workplace disagreements that disrupt the flow of work, stifle creativity, and prevent collaboration. No matter what causes these conflicts — from differences in opinion and ideals to perceived feelings of disrespect — you can handle them […]

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How Becoming a Great Public Speaker Helps You Achieve Your Business Goals

2018-06-12

Minyang Jiang

When it comes to public speaking, your small business might seem like a safe zone. You feel very comfortable in the presence of your team, and whenever you have important news to share with your customers, you do it through email newsletters and other content marketing efforts. There’s no need to stand up in front […]

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Why You Should Fire Yourself From Your Small Business

2017-09-14

Minyang Jiang

If your business cards say “owner,” but you’re doing the work of a bookkeeper, sales manager, and busboy, it’s time to step away and find a better solution.