Running a small business isn’t easy, and it doesn’t get any more simple if you have bad credit. Since credit issues can seriously hamper small business loan approvals, business owners need to be more strategic about how they apply for capital. While there are loan alternatives for business owners with bad credit out there, making judgment calls about when to use financing and when to improvise is part of your role as a manager. Fortunately, just because you are short staffed, that does not mean you can’t keep your business running until you are able to make another hire, as long as you are able to effectively prioritize and redistribute workload. Identify your main priorities and then match them with the competencies of your remaining staff. You may find that you need to put a part of your business on hold in order to take care of your most important priorities. In this case, you need to be clear that you understand what your main priorities

Many small business owners take hiring into their own hands, and will personally interview prospective candidates to ensure that they are getting someone who will not only be able to excel at their jobs, but also contribute to a positive company culture. This is more difficult than it might seem on the surface, as getting to know anyone within the short amount of time allotted for an interview is difficult, and it is even more difficult to gauge whether an employee will be an asset to your business in the same amount of time. The fact of the matter is, most people in the job market today will have gone to more than one interview before coming to speak with you. This repetition, made even worse by the added pressure created by the competitive nature of getting hired, means that it can be difficult to really gauge a person based off of stock interview questions. Here are a few suggestions on crafting some questions that

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