Posts belonging to Category Michelle van Schouwen

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.

Inflation and your small business in 2022

Michelle van Schouwen offers advice on how small business owners can cope with inflation this year.

Goodbye, office?

Michelle van Schouwen suggests that small business owners to consider their options for office space moving forward in 2022.

Strategies for successful business partnership

Michelle van Schouwen offers advice on how to assure that you’re choosing the right business partner and how to make the relationship run smoothly.

New tweaks to improve your own performance and job satisfaction

Michelle van Schouwen offers small business owners ideas on how to decrease on-the-job stress and increase their satisfaction.

When the customer is wrong

Michelle van Schouwen offers advice on how to handle bad customer behavior, which has increased dramatically during the pandemic.

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