Keep Employees Engaged in Workers’ Comp

Nobody likes workers’ compensation. If we’re honest, everyone hates it. As a business owner, it can be tempting to hang up the mandatory information poster in a break area and never mention worke...


Outsmart Yourself: Hire People Who Know What You Don’t

No one is the best at everything. And when it comes to running a business, you simply can’t do it all. Many entrepreneurs have a variety of great skills, but may be lacking in some essential areas. ...


Three Ways Doubling Your Company’s Size Can Double Your Free Time

Building a business requires a high degree of motivation, focus and support. The first years can be lean, with little spare time. It’s during these times that entrepreneurs might begin to adopt the ...


How To Hire the Best Employees For Your Young Startup

Hiring your first staff as a young entrepreneur and business owner is crucial to determining how far you go with growing your company. You have certain challenges as a young business owner looking to ...


7 Affordable Ways To Boost Your Support Team’s Morale

Unhappy employees can be detrimental to your business. Not only are they less productive and absent more often but turnover costs can accumulate and make it difficult to recover. Lucky for you, improv...


How do You Create an Environment of Productivity?

Energetic. Electric. Focused. Committed. Professional. Value-based. Determined. Passionate. Inspired. Motivated. These are some of the single-word adjectives people in my company have used to describe...


Lighting the Fire: 8 Ways to Engage Your Staff Through Emotional Investment

Let me start with the bottom line: the economy sucks, and Americans are being forced to find meaning in their work versus meaning in all the materialistic crap we have accumulated over the last few de...


10 Steps to Managing Employees Older Than You

Business owners are getting younger and younger, it seems. At the same time, unfortunately, many of our parent’s generations are facing job loss due to layoffs, a receding economy, or changes in tre...


Quick Guide: 10 Steps to Employee Retention

Retaining employees might seem like a tough task. Especially when many sectors depend on the work force. At Hammer & Mop, we experimented and successfully created an environment where we enjoy nil...


Intrapreneurs: The In-House Form of Entrepreneurship Every Small Business Needs

Who Else Wants a little-known, hands-on successful, profit-growing Strategy? THE SECRET?  It’s all about Intrapreneurs. The tale of how your employees may be greater assets than even your best sell...