Clear expectations and effective communications are effective ways to get more from employees. Also, consider being more transparent with company business. These tips will help you maximize the potential of those closest to your business.
JJ Ramberg is the co-founder of Goodshop and the host of msnbc’s Your Business, which focuses on small business and entrepreneurship. JJ started Goodshop with her brother Ken. Together, they set out to create a new kind of coupon company which not only changed the way people saved money online, but also gave them a chance to help their communities. Goodshop works with more than 30,000 stores (such as Amazon, Best Buy, Crate and Barrel and the Gap) to list the best coupons and deals and donates a percentage of each purchase at participating stores to the shopper’s favorite cause. To date, Goodshop has saved shoppers more than $100 million and raised nearly $12 million for causes ranging from the American Cancer Society to local schools and dog shelters. Goodshop has been featured widely by the press including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Good Morning America, CNN, Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur, Glamour, Fox and Friends and more. JJ has been honored for her work with Goodshop as well as with msnbc by organizations including the American Women’s Business Association, Self Magazine, The Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives, Small Business Influencers and the New York Enterprise Report. In addition, as an entrepreneur herself as well as a journalist who covers small business, JJ is often called to speak to organizations including the Small Business Administration, National Women Business Owners Corporation, National Association of Women Business Owners, American Express CEO Bootcamp, and many others. JJ is also author of the best-selling book It’s Your Business – 183 Tips That Will Transform Your Small Business. She holds her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three children.