Fifty Behavior Based Interview Questions

Are you looking for behavior based interviewing questions? While the questions and behavior characteristics listed below are by no means comprehensive, it might be just the jump-start you’re looking for. Try these… If You’re Looking For Behaviors that Revolve Around Leadership: Tell me about a time when you accomplished something significant that wouldn’t have happened … Continue reading

More Tech Tips: Manage Cash Flow in Your Small Business

You know, sometimes I used to kick myself when at a function and someone would invariably ask “So, what do you do?”, and automatically I launched in to terms like infrastructure management, managed services, virtualisation, IT procurement…ho hum….are you bored yet?  Probably. People aren’t really interested about what business I’m in, they genuinely want to know … Continue reading

The Perfect Interview Question

How to Tell If A Candidate Is An Ideal Fit For Your Company Wouldn’t it be great to ask one specific question that uncovers at least four areas of your candidate’s general personality, giving you an idea of their overall behaviors, traits and values? Well, you can. On your next interview guide the conversation towards … Continue reading

Time Saving Tech Tip: Stop Using Sticky Notes

Are you a stickynoteaholic?  If so, it might be time to look at how technology can break your habit and offer more benefits without the glue! Yes…yes…we have all been guilty at one time or another of plastering our nice 19” widescreen LCDs with sticky notes.  But when your excitement over getting a larger screen … Continue reading

Don’t Spam Editors: Five Tips to Earn Their Respect

For small businesses DIYing PR there are three things that they have to learn to do well so be successful: 1. Tell their story – in effect, writing a strong press release 2. Effectively pitching media 3. Following up with media with respect The last of these seems to be the one that most DIYers … Continue reading

You Don’t Need a Blackberry for Mobile Email in Your Small Business

A few months back I discussed ways to enhance customer experience. One point was about responsiveness to customer enquiries – often a sore point for small business owners spending much time on the road and not so much in front of their computer and office phone.  A simple step towards increasing responsiveness, I suggested, was … Continue reading

Congratulations to SBD Tech Contributor

We, at Small Business Daily, want to congratulate our technology contributor, Clayton Moulynox and his company Evolve IT Australia which recently bested hundreds of competitors from all over the world by showcasing a local solution  selected as a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards winner for Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year. Evolve IT’s … Continue reading

Media Interviews: Where Patience Meets Savvy

There’s nothing worse than being interviewed by a journalist only to forget who you’re speaking to and that everything you say is “on the record”, unless you say otherwise, and then seeing a quote or story that completely took what you said out of context. These kinds of snafus by political figures, celebrities and some … Continue reading

Difficult Conversations…

Have to have a difficult conversation? Think CPR To help hit the right target when you need to have a “difficult” conversation with an employee,  think of the acronym “CPR.” The first time a problem comes up, talk about the Content, what just happened: “You drank too much at the luncheon, became inebriated, started talking … Continue reading

Bing – The New Google? – Probably Not!

If you don’t know, Bing is the new version of MSN. MSN was the number three search engine on the market. Yahoo was number two, then of course the mighty number one is Google. Will Bing replace Google’s dominance in the search engine arena? Probably not anytime soon. Let’s approach this by the numbers.  Here’s a … Continue reading

Share Your SMB Story With GrowSmartBiz

Small Business Success Stories Wanted! Winners Attend GrowSmartBiz Conference for FREE! August 4th, 2009 :: Steven Fisher Every small business owner has a story, and we want to hear yours! As a small business owner, you put your heart and soul into your work, but that effort often goes largely unnoticed. This is your chance … Continue reading