Author: <span class="vcard">Ray Silverstein</span>

What If… You made a Bad Hire?

What If… You made a Bad Hire? Many small businesses do not know how to interview or hire. What about a bad hire? When a person leaves their business they look at hiring as taking them away from their business activity. But, this should be looked upon as an opportunity. Having good people is your…



The Art of Delegating – A Little Leadership Goes a Long Way

The Art of Delegating To grow a business beyond a certain point, there’s a bridge every entrepreneur must cross. You must transition from “doing” to “leading,” which means stepping back from day-to-day operations in order to oversee it. In other words, you must learn to work “on” the business, not “in” the business. Let’s go…



Inspiring Employees is Easier Than You Think

Inspiring Employees vs Motivating Employees Inspiring employees is a lot easier than you might think. There are managers who “lead” through bullying and intimidation, but demeaning people doesn’t inspire loyalty, only fear. Dictatorship isn’t leadership, and most people don’t perform their best under stress, anyway. True leadership means creating a gratifying employer/employee relationship that starts…



What if… You needed a banker?

What if… You needed a banker? Small Businesses need a resource of qualified bankers who understands your business and who have an appetite for your companies service or product. A good banker is a must have if your business is going to thrive. A topic at a peer advisory board is the experience peer board…



Work Smarter, Not Harder with the 80/20 Rule

How can you work smarter? Are your days so busy that you rarely get to the most important items on your to-do list?  Work smarter. According to small business peer board members, success came easier once they learned to concentrate on tasks that matter, instead of spending time on trivial activities. They learned to harness…



What if… Your product or service is impacted by Tariffs?

What if, Your product or service is impacted by Tariffs? Businesses are changing faster than ever due to Government Regulations, technology, global communications, and distribution, etc. Tariffs are part of that, too. Leaders need to get outside their business to gain insights, opportunities, and awareness of the world around them from other business owners. They…



Goal-setting: The Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon

Many entrepreneurs don’t set specific goals for their business, but studies show that goal-setting really does drive higher achievement. According to small business peer board members who’ve embraced this technique, goal-setting forces you to focus your energies effectively and develop real, viable action plans. It isn’t hard if you follow their lead. Here’s how PRO…



The Perfect Solution for Small Business Owners

Peer Advisory Board A Peer Advisory Board is the perfect solution for small business owners needing cohorts for consults. Join an online Peer Advisory Board facilitated by Ray Silverstein and experience what it can do for you. Business owners outside major metropolitan areas can now access what was once unavailable to them… AND without leaving…