Happy New Year everyone! as we wrap up 2016 we take a look at the best small business and entrepreneurship articles we found during the month of December but also a couple of the most popular posts we’ve shared with our audience during the year.
A great post from our friends at Snack Nation, more and more companies are embracing Zen principles to bring tranquility to their employees’ daily work and help balance the demands that growing a business places on individuals and teams. As a result, these employers are seeing more creativity, better communication and collaboration, and less stress in the workspace (read more).
One of the best things about a new year is that it represents a new beginning. It’s a time to plan for you personally and where you want to take your business, and a time to look at the past and learn what worked and what didn’t. I’m a believer that every day given to us is a new day where we are presented with an opportunity to achieve our dreams, but a new year always has that extra excitement and hope where possibilities are endless. (read more).
Depending on how much work you are willing to do yourself, and how customized you want your website to be, you could spend anywhere from $0 to $10,000+ on a new or revamped website. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the different options you have to build your website, and how much each of the options will cost. We have broken the options into two categories (read more).
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. While many romanticize the idea, the path to success is less idyllic. It’s true. Passion is critical, but there are other, equally important factors to consider. Perseverance, for one, can make or break your ability to escalate a goal into fruition. “Talent counts, but effort counts twice,” says University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth (read more).
And here are a couple of the most popular posts we’ve shared with our audience during the year.:
Have you ever tried to build a sandcastle with dry sand? As kids, we learn quickly that pouring more and more dry sand on a crumbling sand hill will never help us build the epic fortress we dream of. As you add sand to the top, the bottom grains just slip away. The same logic applies to your customer base. Constantly adding customers that slowly slip away isn’t building anything (read more)
Everyone wants to go home feeling like they did a good job, that they were valued, that their input mattered, and it was appreciated. However, according to a Gallup, only 1/3 people felt strongly that their efforts were appreciated or had received praise in the last seven days. Employee recognition is directly tied to employee engagement. (read more)
If you missed last month’s roundup, we had some great articles featured:
Our team at ezClocker would like to wish you all great success in 2017, personally and in your business. Until we meet again next year, be safe!
Author: Raya Khashab
Raya is the CEO and co-founder of ezClocker. She is passionate about customers and building products that change the way people run their business. She is also a big supporter of the startup community and helping people achieve their dreams.