Leadership communication, lesson 4: Your core communication responsibilities

Blogger Jeanne Yocum writes about the chief communications responsibilities of small business owners.
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Good small business reads #25: Managing your time and fears, how to face tough times, and finding fulfillment in your work

Here is our monthly compendium of interesting articles for small business owners and solopreneurs.
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Is it annual review time at your small business?

Blogger Laurie Breitner provides valuable tips on how to gain the most value from employee reviews in your small business.
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6 suggestions to help small businesses deal with consumer complaints

Handling customer complaints appropriately is a critical part of small business success. Here are six tips to help you do a good job in this important area.
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Look for the right mentor for your small business mentor or new venture

Blogger Karen Utoff writes about what six characteristics that are required in a good mentor for a small business or new venture.
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7 mistakes small business owners need to avoid when it comes to human resources management

Guest poster Patricia Sweeney discusses seven areas of human resources management that can lead to big problems if they aren't addressed appropriately by small business owners.
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Pro-bono: Why you should consider giving away your services and how to do it smartly

Mark Auerbach writes about the benefits of doing pro-bono work and gives three tips on how to go about it wisely so it's a win-win experience.
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Are you ignoring an ache in your small business?

Are you ignoring a problem in your business in the hope that it will fix itself? Blogger Jeanne Yocum tells you why you shouldn't ignore the pain.
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5 steps to revamp your to-do list to increase your productivity

Guest poster Gwen Stewart provides great tips on how to use your to-do list as a productivity tool for your small business.
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Thinking about a mentor for your new venture or small business? Here are a few ideas

Blogger Karen Utgoff poses five questions you should answer before choosing a mentor for your small business.
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