Here's When It's OK to Work for Free - TS Associates

Here’s When It’s OK to Work for Free

As entrepreneurs and small business owners, it can be easy to accept work for free. TS Associates found this article on Entrepreneur to help you identify when it is appropriate to work for free and when you really should send a bill. Here’s When It’s Ok to Work for Free Once you reach a certain […]

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Stop Demoralizing Employees With Reviews - TS Associates

Stop! You’re Demoralizing Employees With Reviews!

TS Associates knows performance reviews can be difficult to execute. We found this article to help you and your small business through performance reviews, in particular, how to avoid demoralizing your employees with reviews. One place to start is to learn the difference between “situational” and “dispositional” feedback. The annual employee review is antiquated. While […]

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Delivering Negative Feedback - TS Associates

7 Tips for Delivering Negative Feedback to Employees

At TS Associates, we know how important managing employees can be to small business success. We found this article with tips on how to deliver negative feedback to your employees. Many employees believe their bosses are jerks who don’t care about their feelings, but in most cases this simply isn’t true. The majority of business […]

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6 Ways To Make Your Office More Productive - TS Associates

6 Science-Backed Ways to Make Your Office More Productive

If you’re looking to make your office more productive, consider adding some Gerbera daisies to your office, plus plenty of natural light and LED lighting. In any company, no matter how large or small, time is money. Mastering the art of getting things done (a.k.a., productivity) thus proves very important to creating and maintaining success. […]

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5 Tips to Overcoming Major Business Obstacles

5 Tips to Overcoming Major Business Obstacles

Sometimes a small thing can make the difference between failing or succeeding. Research shows that about two-thirds of businesses survive two years in business, half of all businesses will survive five years and a third will survive 10. The longer a company has been in business, the more likely it is to stay in business. […]

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4 Things Every CEO Need To Focus On Daily - TS Associates

4 Things Every CEO Needs to Focus on Daily

When you’re motivated to move forward, don’t overlook these four things every CEO needs to focus on daily. Do you want your company to thrive? Do you want your company to grow? These might seem like silly questions, but for some, the answer is no. For whatever reason, they are happy where they are and […]

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7 Bad Workplace Habits Millennials Need to Stop Making - TS Associates

7 Bad Workplace Habits Millennials Need to Stop Making

Walk away from the computer once in a while. Leave your tablet behind for meetings. And don’t check your smartphone during a conversation. These are the 7 bad workplace habits millennials (and all of us) need to stop making. The millennial generation has faced a great deal of criticism, and in some cases, scorn from […]

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Be A Nicer Person To Be A Better Salesperson - TS Associates

To Be a Better Salesperson Be a Nicer Person

People buy from people they like, and nobody likes anybody who isn’t nice. Over the years, I’ve heard more than one veteran salesperson say, “I don’t care if they like me. I just want them to respect me.” Is it possible to sell to someone if they don’t like you? Yeah, I suppose. But, I […]

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