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Small Business Link Roundup For June, 2018

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Here are some of the best articles we found in the month of June:

What Makes a Great Place to Work? Here’s What Thousands of Employees Had to Say

With national unemployment at a 17-year low, businesses are working overtime to recruit, engage, and retain talent. Our firm, Quantum Workplace, a leading software platform for employee engagement and performance, partners with Inc. to survey Americans in pursuit of the employers that create strong cultures of engagement.

At the start of the year, firms of all sizes and industries are nominated for this recognition. Once nominated, each company has to survey all employees using our methodology. Quantum Workplace gathers, analyzes, and audits the data. The survey covers topics such as trust in senior leadership, career development, change management, and benefits and perks. (read more here).

 

You Can’t Treat Social Media as an Add-on or Afterthought

Social media has become increasingly influential as a method to reach consumers, but the ad world hasn’t prioritized it accordingly.

Today, seven out of 10 Americans use social media. Despite the opportunity (and in spite of the lip-service paid to social), more marketers are skimping on their approach. Reposting 30-second TV spots to YouTube and uploading billboard or print ads to Instagram are commonplace, and a detriment to your brand.

Below are a few tips to keep in mind as you craft your digital marketing campaign so that you don’t fall into the same trap. (read more here)

 

How to Write a Business Plan for Your Small Business

If you plan to start your own business or if you have already started your business, you should write a business plan. A business plan is a document outlining your business goals and strategies for achieving them. It will help you to organize your thoughts, identify the competition, and help you generate more ideas to make your business successful. Your business plan is not static. It will change over time as your business grows.

There are many reasons why you should write a business plan. It will force you to research and think what is best for your business. It can also help you obtain funding. Most financial institutions will require a business plan before lending money. Writing a plan will also help you focus and establish your objectives and help you prioritize what is most important.

Peter Drucker, a leader in the development of management in education stated, “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” Drucker was a believer in the power of ‘purpose’. Your business plan helps you identify and be clear about your purpose. (read more here)

 

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Top Talent for Your Small Business

Recruiting top talent for your small business doesn’t have to be difficult if you develop and implement good processes and systems to hire right from the beginning.

The average cost-per-hire is $4,129, while the average time it takes to fill a given position is 42 days, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) new Human Capital Benchmarking Report

According to Jörgen Sundberg, CEO of Link Humans, an employer branding agency, 75% of hiring is because of employee turnover.

Whether you are hiring your first employee or your 100th employee, you should develop strategic plans to hire great employees and prevent turnover. (read more here)

 

28 successful execs share the best advice they received from their dads 

A father’s example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here’s how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.

1. Surround yourself with great people.

“The best advice I ever received from my dad is to always surround yourself with great people.  You never want to be the smartest person in the room and want individuals that will challenge you to think outside of the box and help you break through the ceiling to the next level. He has proven himself with creating a leadership team of nine of the best individuals, sometimes with different opinions but always come to together make decisions for what is best for the company.”. (read more here)

 

If you missed last month’s roundup, we had some great articles featured:

[Small Business Link Roundup for May]

 

 

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.

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