Learning Lessons in Small Business Leadership

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Small business leadership is a crucial skill for all entrepreneurs. In fact, better leadership will make you a better entrepreneur on many levels. Leadership isn’t just a word. It affects your business profitability on many levels. Have a look!

Better Productivity

Cultivating your mobile workforce. The mobile workforce trend is probably here to stay. There are benefits in this trend not only for your employees but also for you if you embrace the concept and what it has to offer. How can a mobile workforce work for your company?  More Leadership, Less Management

Avoiding toxic work attitudes. Something as simple as a word can change your life, the word “should” for example. Here are some thoughts about how words and judgements can effect us negatively in our business decisions. How are judgements leveled by others affecting you? The Savvy Copywriter

Better Execution

Captivating your audience. Whether speaking to a group about your business or brand or giving a talk about business in general, your presentation will be critical. How do you improve your presentation skills to make them the best they can be? TweakYourBiz

Understanding ROI. While this post is about social media return on investment, of course, ROI is something to be considered in every part of your business. Want to be a success in your business? Focus only on what works and avoid other considerations. Analytical-Solution.com

Better Opportunities

Leading the new vanguard. Crowdsourced companies are a whole new animal. What will leading one really mean? You don’t have to wait to find out. Go behind the scenes in this slideshow of a crowdsourced company in action. WSJ

Finding the real opportunity. Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons covers a variety of topics from leadership to better attitudes toward work in this wide ranging session with other business leaders. One of the key takeaways for entrepreneurs, however, is the importance of finding what’s missing. Inc.com

Better Marketing

Avoiding big marketing mistakes. Have you made these? You wouldn’t be alone. Understand the importance of changing your mindset and going for the best decisions when coping with a tough economy. Going to extremes will only hurt your business and is not a good way to handle decisions. Talk Business With Howard

The Three Stooges’ guide to PR. Or how not to handle PR campaigns from a leadership position. In this post we look at leadership missteps when it comes to managing your marketing and promotion message. EMSI

Better Sustainability

Maintaining great vendor relationships. If you want to know the key to maintaining sustainable business services over time, it may be in maintaining and nurturing great relationships with the vendors that support your business. Don’t simply chase the next big thing. Small Biz Diamonds

Building a future with small business. The following post is definitely NOT an unbiased look at the pros and cons of working for yourself vs. working for others. In fact, the post expresses the point of view that starting a business of your own or at least investing are the only scalable ways of creating sustainable wealth. Free From Broke

Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.