One of the most important things you can do as a leader is to take time to grow. Running a business can leave little time for anything else, but, believe me, when it comes to your professional life, it’s always worth the investment. Hire thoroughbreds One of...

Virgin's Richard Branson recently announced he gives his 170+ employees unlimited vacation each year. Yep. Go as much as you want - just get the job done and do it well.  Though very few companies, big or small, are doing this just yet, Branson is definitely...

A manager is only as good as his or her employees and customer service. Show me a group of uninformed, disinterested employees and bad customer service and I'll show you a bad manager. I'm in Nashville - my first trip to this city. Music is...

When is the last time you posed as a customer in your own business (or had someone do it for you)? It is a great way to check your processes and your employees. You'll find what works and what doesn't, what is cumbersome and what...

It is now past the Affordable Care Act deadline to sign up for health insurance. Part of success is taking care of yourself. Whether you are a solopreneur, a small business, or a mega corporation - everyone needs health insurance.  Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or...

Want to be successful? Take some time off. Driven people tend to forget to take some time for themselves and forget to let their staff chill as well. With the holidays upon us (Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are next week and Christmas is 35 days away), make sure...