How well you listen directly impacts your job effectiveness and the success of your relationships with other people. By employing active listening techniques your communications will be more productive, helping you avoid conflicts & misunderstandings, and earning you more trust & respect. Sound good?
The price of losing and replacing talented employees has always been high, but with the influx of younger mechanics from Generation Y a.k.a. Millennials, keeping valuable employees has become even more of a challenge for employers than in the past. Studies are proving that it’s tough to keep Millennials in one place for long. Here are some tips to help you retain your skilled employees.
You won’t get a knockout every time, but you still have options even when things look bleak. When you consider all the effects that negative interactions can have on participants as well as observers, doing nothing is probably not your best option. But what can you do?
Almost every time you go shopping you’re asked if you’d like to join the “Insert Store Name” Rewards Program. Why do so many places offer these types of memberships?
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that your efforts at communication will always be successful. But by avoiding these common communication missteps, you’ll be able to improve the odds, and find beneficial solutions a lot more often…
The United States Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which will require online retailers to collect the sales tax for the states that they ship their merchandise to. The legislation still needs to be passed in Congress, but it appears to have enough support to be voted in. Which businesses will be affected by this new law?
Although addressing tough conversations when you’re angry is rarely a good idea, consider the damage that can be done by putting off those challenging discussions...
Managing a small business can be challenging even under ideal conditions, and the economic and weather unpredictability of the last several years have been far from ideal. The latest challenge we face is a surprisingly active flu season. Here are a few tips that can help your business run smoothly during flu season....
We are excited to announce that AutoBiz Software has recently certified as an integration partner with Internet Auto Parts (IAP). Now you can connect to over 80 different distributors in the United States and Canada, including O'Reilly Auto Parts. IAP also works with the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance giving AutoBiz customers access to Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper. See the full list of IAP's Distribution Partners.
Entrepreneurs typically learn the value early on of immediately noting down useful ideas and resolutions, perhaps from the advice of a mentor. What words of wisdom have shaped who we are today, and what helpful advice can we share with others?