Many times managers and supervisors find themselves managing a new employee, or a group of new employees. New employees might not necessarily be new to the workforce and the industry, but the fact that they are new to the office or company calls for special attention from the manager or their supervisors.
As a small business owner, you face unique challenges- diversifying your client base, money management, workforce management, long work hours, deciding who to hire–all while seeking increased revenue growth. Competing with large companies then, both locally and globally, can be difficult.
For all the intricate apps, tools, and technology that Google has developed, its Calendar app is a fairly straightforward one- simply plug in appointments, events, and set reminders, and you’re good to go.
Depending on the size of the workforce and the complexity of shift patterns, small-business managers can spend up to eight hours per week putting schedules together, using the old-fashioned spreadsheet to replace the even more outdated whiteboard and marker.
Opinions differ on what kinds of traits make up a successful entrepreneur. Some claim that being a risk-taker is an essential character trait, while others say young entrepreneurs are the most cautious people around.
When I became a manager for the first time, I did not realize that one of the most difficult tasks I would have to face was navigating through employee termination when individuals were no longer a good fit for the team.