Now Firing: 4 Tips to a Smooth Separation

Today’s post was written by Monnica Manuel. Monnica is a business blogger, corporate trainer and sales consultant with a passion for helping businesses and organizations achieve success in their daily operations.

Now Firing

If you’ve ever had to handle a “separation” for an organization, or had to be the one to make the decision to separate from someone, then you know that it can be an unpleasant experience and is not to be taken lightly. Even if you haven’t been there before, in a professional setting, you may have experienced it on a personal level. The reality is that this can actually be a healthy process despite it’s discomfort if it’s done at the right time and for the right reasons. (more…)

How Stressed Are You?



It’s 10 p.m . . . what are you doing right now? Ordering inventory online? Paying invoices? Trying to sleep but worrying about your mounting business debt? You’re not alone. Stress is a common problem for Americans, but particularly for small business owners, who get a double dose from both personal and business factors.


Reflecting on Labor Day



During the nineteenth century, workers in the United States worked long days in tough conditions. With the introduction of factories and a huge migration in to large cities, workers found themselves abandoning the natural work cycle that depended on the sun and instead punching a time clock. The more hours a worker worked, the more product was produced. In steel mills and slaughterhouses, on production lines and sewing floors, workers spent as many as 17 hours a day working at a frantic pace in order to keep their jobs. Thanks to the labor movement, that’s all changed. Kind of . . .