The SMB Weekly Roundup: 09.08
It’s impossible to keep up with all the new advice on how to hire the best people and run your business more efficiently. That’s why, each week, Snagajob compiles 5 of the most relevant, helpful and buzz-worthy content specific to small business operators that we’ve read over the last 7 days and puts them together for you in one “Weekly Web Roundup” quick read.
Here are the most important stories you might have missed this week.
Building a more vibrant company culture.
Can you imagine have the same company culture since the 90s? Thanks to a dedication to the company’s mission and appreciation for the vision, traditions and values, this is a reality for more than 1,000 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations across the country. A Jersey Mike’s executive shares 6 tips to build and sustain your own vibrant company culture.
Fight for $15 protests held across the country on Labor Day.
On Labor Day in cities across the nation, fast-food workers took to the streets to strike for workers’ rights and higher minimum wages. Protesters are advocating for a wage starting at $15—meanwhile, 33% of job seekers surveyed by Snagajob believe the national minimum wage should be at least $10. Either way, workers are ready for a raise.
Turn sales associates into selling machines.
Shoppers who interact with with salespeople in-store are 43% more likely to make a purchase. Numbers like that highlight how important it is to train your employees to connect with every customer they can. Check out these 5 tips to turn great customer service into company success.
21 of the worst ways to give constructive feedback.
Constructive feedback may not the most fun part of managing your employees but sometimes it’s necessary to get the best out of your team. Work on your approach with this helpful list for truly constructive conversations.
Support from restaurants pour in following Harvey.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, restaurants surrounding the flooded areas in Texas and Louisiana have banded together to help however they can. Read the rundown of various contributions, from fundraising efforts to mobile kitchens—and get inspired for your own small business.