There are a lot of questions here that are under your control as a business owner that can help you attract the better candidates to hire. You can sit back and blame the overall quality of the labor market, or you can put your attention on the factors which are under your control.
What a great quote and how logical and easy it appears. However, in reality it is one of the hardest things we face in life and many brilliant people have dedicated their lives to help us here. Think of Steven Covey and two of his seminal works, “Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People” and “Putting First Things First”. […]
“Time and tide wait on no man” as the saying goes. Not only is it painfully true but it is the ultimate motivation behind the discipline of time management. The discipline of time management is one of the hardest and most important we face in life. Those that do work on it and make progress will […]
The reasons were, in this order, self-reliance, drive-by estimating, operational inefficiencies, lack of repeat customers, and an inability to replicate a profitable business model. The article also pointed out that only 15% of the small businesses (SMB) survive beyond their first five years. While this statistic is sobering, it really is not a surprise. Also, knowing this industry and the fact this article was coming from someone selling a time tested franchise system, U.S. Lawns, the article ultimately inspired some deeper research into why small businesses fail.