Midweek Reading: Character, Philanthropy, and Values


Employers develop the ability to identify people with the skills needed for a job, but often struggle at judging character, finding trustworthy, reliable employees above and beyond skill and experience.

A family-owned restaurant in Augusta, Maine, has given more than $2 million to charity, and has made dedication to philanthropy a key part of its branding.

Leaders who act incongruently with their stated values are damaging to a team. Here are 5 specific problems leaders might have and how to fix them.

Six business leaders share the ways they spend their free time on passion projects, and how those activities can even improve their businesses.

The middle of the workday is the nadir for productivity, creativity, and employee happiness, and a survey found that it culminates at precisely 1:42 pm.

Overall employment is just one part of a healthy economy; labor mobility, the ability move from job to job and from job to self-employment and back is just as important, providing a safety net for entrepreneurs.

Ransomware attacks cost businesses and individuals $209 million in just the first three months of 2016—and that only includes reported attacks, leaving out unreported incidents and lost productivity.

A specialist in small business retirement plans shares the most common myths about 401(k) plans in the small business community, and the truths you really need to know.

If you accidentally delete an important email on your smartphone, here’s what you can do to get it back.

Edwin Bevens

Edwin Bevens

Edwin Bevens is the Head Writer and Editor for Tarkenton Companies, and the Editor of SmallBizClub.com. With a background in journalism and publishing, Edwin received a 2008 South Carolina Press Association Award for reporting. Developing, producing, and maintaining content across multiple websites, Edwin focuses on helping small business owners find the right match of voice, audience, and medium for every message.