We know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for topics affecting small business owners. Feel free to add your own favorites that we may have missed in the comments.
Peter Drucker, the man known as the founder of modern management, authored close to 40 books on a variety of topics around how human beings interact and organize themselves. This article highlights 7 timeless lessons on building a business that Drucker gleaned from the relationships he had with famous leaders from CEOs and U.S. Presidents to cardinals and bishops.
Building a business can be incredibly rewarding, but often comes with an equal dose of stress. How you’re feeling and handling the ups and downs as an owner, supervisor or leader is felt by everyone around you. If the stress becomes excessive and chronic, it begins to have negative effects, such as an impact on families or a long-term draining effect on overall productivity. Luckily, there’s a fix that may surprise you.
You’ll be hearing a lot about the imminent requirement for businesses to become compliant with EMV chip technology by October 2015. That change may bring about the perfect unrequested-but-valid opportunity for businesses to evaluate their overall credit and debit card processing options. This simple graph shows how quickly mobile payments are expected to surge by 2016. And that number is expected to reach $119 billion by end of 2015 – up more than $100 billion in 6 years. If you’re not accepting payments via mobile, it’s time to get there.
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