Keeping Your Employees Safe at Work

14 Jan, 2002
As an entrepreneur, one of your priorities should be ensuring the safety of your employees. Read these tips for creating a more secure and potentially more productive work environment.

Sharing the Risks and Rewards: Evaluating Joint Ventures

14 Jan, 2002
A profitable way to minimize the risk of expanding your company is to pool resources with your competitor and create a joint venture. It may only last for one project or ...

Better Listening for a Better Workplace

14 Jan, 2002
Armed with improved skills, you'll be amazed at how much better you can hear and understand what those around you are saying. Make every meeting or casual conversation truly a two-way ...

Using Alternative Dispute Resolution

14 Jan, 2002
Litigation leads to expensive, messy, public confrontations with uncertain outcomes. However, alternatives exist for disputing parties. Mediation or arbitration can bring faster and cheaper resolutions with concern for privacy and relationships.

Avoiding Workplace Violence

14 Jan, 2002
Are you looking out for violence at work? You should be. Avoid both minor calamities and major tragedies by identifying risky behaviors and implementing a plan of preventive action.

Just-in-Time Inventory Management

14 Jan, 2002
You've heard of JIT to use warehouse space better and to deliver goods to customers more efficiently. Can it work for your operation? How do you implement it?

Creating Your Employee Policy Handbook

14 Jan, 2002
Employee handbooks should be more than just a pile of photocopies you thrust at a new hire. Handbooks provide a common framework for communicating your corporate culture. If used properly, they ...

Wise Use of Temporary Employees

14 Jan, 2002
In an ever-changing market, you might need to consider temporary staff. Done right, a few well-chosen folks could not only pull you through a busy time, but also become prescreened permanent ...

Dealing With Personal Relationships at Work: Dating at Work

14 Jan, 2002
In the ever-busy world of entrepreneurial business, we are always at work or thinking about work. Where else are we going to meet people who share our interests? Should we date ...

Working Well Together: Promoting Health in the Workplace

14 Jan, 2002
A workplace wellness program can help to keep your employees happy and healthy, causing a "ripple effect" throughout your company.