Creating a network of contacts with other entrepreneurs is an important and essential part of the continued success of your business. At the same time, it can also provide numerous opportunities for learning, development, and growth.
One of most valuable skills you can have as a small business manager is the ability to engage and challenge the people you employ. To keep everyone motivated, one of the best things you can do is encourage employees to participate as partners in the business. This does not mean they have joint ownership in the company, but it does mean that everyone who works for you is personally invested in the company’s success and growth.