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Ask Dr. Deborah | Independent Contractor Troubles

Dear Dr. Deborah, Instead of hiring employees, I chose to use an independent contractor to expand my business. While I am still very interested in taking this route, I’m not very satisfied with my IC’s work. I hold myself to high standard, and it’s something my customers have become accustomedRead More

4 Things You Must Do Before Making Your First Hire

Congratulations! Business is going great and it is now time to move beyond being a one-person-show and hire your first employee. While this means learning a whole new aspect to operating your business, if does not have to be difficult. Further, if your goal is to grow, the good newsRead More

Ask Dr. Deborah | How do I know if it’s time to hire employees?

Dear Dr. Deborah, I’m not sure if I need to hire my first employee or not. Some days it seems like I have things under control, and other times I feel completely overwhelmed with work. How do I know if hiring someone is the right move? –  Lexi, FL HiRead More

Ask Dr. Deborah | What are your suggestions for first time employers?

Q: Dear Dr. Deborah, I’ve run my business on my own for 5 years now. In the past, I’ve had to miss out on many family vacations and events. However, I just sent my youngest off to college and it’s now more important than ever that I make time toRead More

4 Ways to Optimize Employee Performance

Employee performance is a critical factor in a business’s likelihood to succeed. It is people who run your business, sell your products, and bring in revenue. At the same time your employees are also one of the most costly resources. To get the most bang for your buck, you needRead More