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Nov. 6, 2017: This Week's Best Business-Building Articles

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Nov. 6, 2017—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, FenderBender has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.

5 Tips for Small Business Stress Management—Entrepreneur 

Being a business owner can be stressful, but the sooner you learn small business stress management, the better off you will be. Combat the stresses of being a small business owner by following the five tips mentioned in this Entrepreneur article.

When it Comes to Hiring Remember the Goldilocks Principle—Inc.

As the industry faces a shortage in talent, try to focus on the staff you currently have and don't rush into hiring more people. Wait until the "just right" person comes along. This will ensure you avoid turnover and lower employee engagement.

How To Increase Employee Engagement By 571%—Forbes

Feeling appreciated and receiving recognition are not the only things that inspire employees to be committed to your business. There are three aspects you must take into consideration to increase employee engagement. Find out what they are from this Forbes article. 

The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose—Harvard Business Review 

Most business owners articulate their business's purpose to employees and customers, but few of them have made that purpose a reality. You must make strategy the servant rather than the master. Strategies are time-bound and target specific results. Your purpose, in contrast, is what makes you durably relevant to the world. Strategy is but one of several important means to operationalize your purpose. 

How To Help Build Employees’ Career Paths So They Don’t Quit—Fast Company

Whether it’s due to hiring freezes, small development budgets, or simply not having a clear development path, many companies struggle in their effort to develop employees. Focus on integrating development into everyday activities to help improve employee satisfaction and retention, while keeping your own talent pipeline full. 

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