In this Episode

Brian and Bridget discuss the results of SCORE’s “Megaphone of Main Street” fall 2021 survey. They go in-depth on what business owners are doing and still need to do to hire and retain the best employees. They also cover some of the biggest issues keeping business owners up at night and the resources SCORE provides to help them get a better night’s sleep.

Call to Actions:

  • Currently, for employees, their job is not just about making money. Benefits such as healthcare, retirement plans, and working remotely can attract new employees while retaining existing talent.
  • Companies have implemented touchless checkout, self-checkout, and e-commerce into their businesses. This is a huge shift and business owners need to figure out which parts are important for the business to sustain personal interaction.
  • The question or the problem business owners are facing today might not be the problem that needs to be solved right now. Different perspectives on existing issues provide better insights on which paths to choose.
  • It’s critical for business owners to regularly perform assessments on their company, competition, customers, and marketplace. If you own a business, pick your head up and talk to people, talk to your employees, talk to your customers, and talk to other small business owners. See the big picture. Take a look at where you are today, where you want to be in six months, and how you plan to get from here to there.