What Gilmore Girls taught me about Small Business

Like many other women my age, I grew up spending Thursday nights with the Gilmore Girls and Friday morning bus rides discussing the episodes with my friends. This was before live tweeting- or Twitter for that matter (does that mean I’m old?). Little did I know my obsessive re-watching of each and every episode was … Continue reading "What Gilmore Girls taught me about Small Business" More

Last days for Leadercast Anchorage Early Bird Pricing

If you were thinking about purchasing Leadercast tickets make sure you get them by the end of the day tomorrow! Early Bird pricing ends on April 24th, you do not want to miss hearing Ed Catmull talk about bravely leading Pixar into the new era of animated films or how Aja Brown is completely transforming … Continue reading "Last days for Leadercast Anchorage Early Bird Pricing" More

Leadercast Anchorage to Rebroadcast International Leaders

The Alaska SBDC is proud to bring the Leadercast movement to the Denai’na center in Anchorage on May 11th. Leadercast is an all-day event where 9 world-class leaders speak on a leadership theme in Atlanta, and venues across the globe join the conversation via broadcast. The Leadercast movement is changing the way the world thinks … Continue reading "Leadercast Anchorage to Rebroadcast International Leaders" More

Leadercast is coming to Anchorage!

The Alaska SBDC is proud to bring Leadercast to the Denai’na center in Anchorage on May 11th! Leadercast is an all-day event where 9 world-class leaders speak on a leadership theme, and venues across the globe join the conversation via broadcast. The Leadercast movement is changing the way the world thinks about leadership by building … Continue reading "Leadercast is coming to Anchorage!" More

Small Business Tax Tip

If your business has employees, make sure you have them fill out a new W-4 every year. This helps you make sure that your payroll withholding is in order. For more information on how your business changes once you have employees, request an appointment at aksbdc.org under the advising tab. More

One-on-One Meetings: A Component of Effective Manager-Employee Relationships

A quick and easy way to build an effective higher quality relationship with your employees is via one-on-one meetings. Last month, we discussed the importance of building and maintaining effective relationships with your employees. More specifically, we discussed three types of relationships, i.e., high-, middle-, and low-quality. Having frequent, bi-directional, open communications with your direct … Continue reading "One-on-One Meetings: A Component of Effective Manager-Employee Relationships" More

Building and Maintaining Effective Relationships with Your Employees

Effective relationships between managers and employees are vital to the performance of a company.  The quality of manager and employee relationships can impact organizational outcomes such as profits, customer service, job satisfaction, etc.  A climate of good relationships between managers and employees can help recruit quality staff, and can keep employee turnover low. Having a … Continue reading "Building and Maintaining Effective Relationships with Your Employees" More