Posts belonging to Category Michelle van Schouwen

After Hurricane Ian – what happens to small businesses hit by disasters?

Michelle van Schouwen offers advice on how small businesses can prepare for weather disasters like hurricanes and decision making after such events.

Seven benefits to giving employees paid time off to vote or volunteer on Election Day

Michelle van Schouwen advises small business owners to consider the benefits of giving employees paid time off to vote or volunteer on Election Day.

Payment methods: Options every small business owner needs to evaluate

Michelle van Schouwen explores the increasing options small business owners have for getting paid.

The people and groups every small business owner should know

Michelle van Schouwen writes about the people and groups that can help a small business owner succeed.

How small businesses can support reproductive rights in a post-Roe world

Michelle van Schouwen offers ideas on how small business owners can support the reproductive rights of employees.

Don’t be that boss

Michelle van Schouwen points out behaviors that a small business boss should avoid if he/she hopes to keep good employees.

To do better, face up to what you’re avoiding

Michelle van Schouwen advises small business owners to not avoid looking at the tough issues in their businesses.

Price negotiation during inflationary times

Michelle van Schouwen offers advice on how to negotiate prices with customers and vendors during an inflationary period.

Employees working from home? A guide to dealing with the problem ones

Michelle van Schouwen offers advice on how to deal with the difficulties that can arise when your small business employees are working from home.

New “flatter” organizations – good for small businesses?

Michelle van Schouwen looks at the trend toward building flatter organizational structures and the benefits this has for small businesses.

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