Mentorship: Building Better Leaders - TS Associates

The Art of Mentorship: 3 Steps for Building Business Leaders

Establishing a mentorship program can help businesses grow, employees succeed and executives lead more effectively. A significant majority of women — 63 percent — have never had a formal mentor in their career. It goes (almost) without saying that everyone in the global-business community can contribute to decreasing that number. I was lucky enough to enter […]

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How to give the most effective employee feedback

This article by Deb Liu at Entrepreneur.com offers valuable insight into effective strategies to provide useful employee feedback.  Feedback is sometimes hard to hear and to give, but when given in the spirit of support, it is a gift beyond measure. Giving effective feedback is an essential management skill that can define the trajectory of a person, a […]

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Five ways to get your email back under control

Does looking at your mobile email app give you anxiety? Is your inbox overflowing with unread messages, eCards you haven’t responded to, and other incomprehensible requests you haven’t had the time to touch? If yes, your email is out of control. But don’t worry. These 5 effortless strategies will get you on top of your email […]

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Google's Team Building Study - TS Associates, LLC

Google’s Study on the Most Successful Teams and What They Learned

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company’s most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google’s best and brightest to help the organization codify the secrets to team effectiveness. Specifically, Google wanted to know why […]

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Business Owner Compensation: Marathon or Sprint?

This article, originally written by Jon Meyer and published on Investopedia speaks to the common question, How and when are business owners compensated? I recently participated in an entrepreneurial rally where start-up business owners were each able to spend 25 minutes at four roundtables and ask questions of those of us with more established businesses. […]

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Financial Habits, TS Associates

The 7 Financial Habits of the Most Successful Small Business Owners

For the first time ever, there is data to clearly illustrate seven financial habits of highly effective small business owners. Based on a comprehensive study of 1,700 small business owners in the U.S., fewer than one in four owners of small businesses currently adopt all seven financial habits. Those who follow the best practices consistently outperform other small […]

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Raise On Hold, TS Associates

When Will I Get a Raise?

Your next big raise? Don’t hold your breath, some economists say. According to research collected by Paul Davidson at USA Today, many economists are starting to suspect that the forces that once drove both wages and prices higher in a virtuous cycle may no longer apply, or at least could be muted for a prolonged […]

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Why Quality Over Quantity Matters When You’re Scaling a Business

Be careful not to become the kind of owner afflicted with “shiny object syndrome.” Most entrepreneurs, from the time they start their business, think about the prospect of scaling. Scaling is the necessary path to improve profitability, expand your reach and solidify your long-term prospects. So, no matter what your main motivation is for becoming an entrepreneur, […]

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