Make Breaking Bad News Easier

Everyone has to be the bearer of bad news at one point or another. Despite the fact that the “business is business” all to often it also becomes personal. If you have the habit of being a good communicator, however, when the time rolls around to bring home the bad news you run less of a risk of becoming the enemy. Here’s some helpful tips:

Keep Your Sign Business Healthly During Cold and Flu Season

When cold and flu season comes, and forces of sickness are hard at work, what can you do to keep your employees hard at work? Well, the good thing about cold and flu season is that everyone knows it is coming, and there are simple, inexpensive ways that you can keep your office healthier. Here are 10 things you and your employees can do this winter to close the office doors on sickness this winter.

How to Write a Job Ad for Your Sign Shop

If hanging a sign in the window that reads, “Help Wanted” has done little to help your situation, you might consider taking out a classified ad to look for new recruits. If you have never written a job ad before you might want to take a look at the following tips to get the most out of your classified ad.

7 Steps for Handling Conflicts in the Sign Shop

All businesses, big and small, have their fair share of conflicts. Tension in the workplace can result in reduced productivity, wasted energy and time, and unnecessary negative emotions. If tension is not addressed swiftly, full blown conflicts can erupt, leaving the office in shambles. Since most people dislike conflict, we have the tendency to avoid it or pretend that it doesn’t exist. Conflict, however, is quite real and to be diffused before it becomes problematic it must be diffused. Here are 7 steps to help you better handle conflicts in your small business:

10 Tips for Training Your Employees

One of the biggest investments you can make for your sigmaking business is that of training your employees. Studies have shown that the most productive and successful employees are those that have been thoroughly trained on the job. Since we rarely have the luxury of hiring someone with the exact skill set we are looking for, training often falls into our hands as the sign business owner. Here’s 10 tips for training your employees.