7 Ways You Can Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

One of the many intangible qualities employees look for in their employers is their level of emotional intelligence. While each individual might have a list of reasons for why they value emotional intelligence, one reason is universal - EQ affects business productivity and the...

How Small Business Owners Can Be Positive Influences on Their Teams – Gary Brackett, Super Bowl Champion

From the spotlight of the gridiron to the spotlight of stages across the country, Gary Brackett has found tremendous success throughout his career. Brackett played linebacker for the 2007 Super Bowl Champion team, the Indianapolis Colts. He was a captain for the team alongside NFL legendary...

What Have Small Business Owners Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic? – Joseph Michelli

The pandemic has taught many of us the value of resilience through adversity, especially in business. Joseph Michelli, CEO of The Michelli Experience and New York Times best-selling author has released his latest book, Stronger Through Adversity, and he joins us today to discuss...

How to Be a Strong Business Leader in Difficult Circumstances – Michael Coles, Great American Cookie Co.

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Today on the Atlanta Small Business Show, we welcomed back Michael Coles, co-founder of the Great American Cookie Company. Coles has built a career as a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and best-selling author. Coles is also the former CEO of the widely popular coffee company,...

The Essential Rules of Phone and Email Etiquette for Your Office

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Business communications are a totally different animal than just a decade ago. Former methods of communication included snail mail and telephone with just a light influence from email. Marketing mail volume through USPS has declined more than 20 percent since 2008. Instead, email is...

The Benefits of “Doing Nothing”: Five Ways to Find Creativity Through Reflection

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Are you finding it challenging to come up with new ideas? Do you feel that creativity has left the building? Are you finding it impossible to have time for idea generation during the day? Well, contrary to popular belief, your solution rests in finding...

How to Be a Great Leader Through Good and Bad Times – Mark Crowley

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Leading a team of employees through a global pandemic was probably not on many business owners' lists of things that could ever happen. However, with 30 million people unemployed in the United States, tensions are high and job security is a luxury. On today’s...

What Professionalism Looks Like in a Time of Crisis

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Earthquakes, pandemic disease, long term stock market crashes--these are just some of the disasters that can sink businesses without proper leadership. But during these kinds of events, leaders must reevaluate exactly what it means to be "professional". Comparing Non-Crisis and Crisis Professionalism In a non-crisis period,...

How to Increase Employee Loyalty Using the 5 Languages of Appreciation – Dr. Paul White, Psychologist & Best-Selling Author

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Running a business is easier when you have a full roster of excellent employees, and reducing staff turnover will keep more money in your business and cause fewer headaches. But how do you get employees to stay? The answer might be simpler than you...

The Keys to Holding Great Team Brainstorming Sessions

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Brainstorming sessions can do your company a world of good, if done correctly. If done incorrectly, they're at best a waste of time. If you want creative solutions and innovative new ideas, you need to put some time and effort into building a great...

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