Tom Harnish's blog

How to Thank Customers without Spending Too Much

Use the host-beneficiary relationship to thank your customers. Or to gain new ones.

6 Myths About Men and Women and the Workplace

How many of these six gender and workplace myths have you fallen victim to?

7 Tips for Proposals, Pitches and Presentations

A good idea is worthless if you can't communicate its value.

5 Ways To Connect With Generation C

You've figured out how to do business with Generations X and Y. Are you ready for Generation C?

4 Hiring Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

Hiring a new employee is costly. Hiring the wrong employee costs even more.

PR Blunders and How to Avoid Them

Getting your business noticed by the wider community can only help. Except when it only hurts.

10 Tips to Landing the Right Freelancer

Freelancers can help your small business do more for less. Just be sure you're hiring the right ones.

10 Reasons Results Based Management Matters to Small Business

Results-based management is a must for firms with lots of offsite employees. It offers plenty for the rest of us, too.

Be Flexible to Modern Staffing Challenges

Employees today are motivated by more than money -- they want flexibility, too. Give it to them.

Looking for Help? Try a Freelancer

Leverage your assets with freelancers.

Flexible Work, Works – Even for Hourly Employees

Flexible work schedules can boost employee morale and your bottom line.

4 Reasons Why a "Good Enough" Decision May Be Best

Humans are emotional, forgetful, and easily overwhelmed: In short, we're not great decision makers. Learn why settling for "good" is the best decision.

For Superstar Employees, Hire Critical Thinkers

Knowledge and experience are great, but your most valuable employees are the ones who can make considered decisions. Learn how to find them.

Poor Due Diligence Can Cost Money...and More

It's easy to be enchanted by a good lie, but the consequences can be disastrous. Here's how I learned the hard way to always do my research.

It's a Jungle Out There: Spotting Fake Reviews

In the jungle of information that is the Internet, product and service reviews can help you figure out what to buy...as long as the writers are honest.

Life and Death: The Related Taxes, and How It Affects Your Family

From hiring your children to work in your business to careful end-of-life planning, you can help reduce the taxes that you (or your children) will owe.

Internet Sales Taxes Could Change Your Business

Can you imagine registering your business in 7,500 different tax districts? Depending on how sales-tax laws change, you might have to.

Take These Costs Off Your Worry List in 2011

Make 2011 your year of less stress by deconstructing these common worries.

How to Deliver Bad News to Your Banker

Nobody likes to hear bad news...especially when it's your bank hearing about problems with your loan. Learn how to best handle the situation and avoid financial disaster.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Multi-Level Marketing

Statistics show that Mary Kay, Amway, and other multi-level marketing plans are scams. That is, if you believe statistics.