Features: Proactive Practices

30 things your employees can do when business is slow.

As a store manager, labor costs are the bane of your existence. It’s a constant battle to provide staff coverage during every possible shift and balance that with the cha-ching of labor dollars spilling away. What’s even more frustrating is when you have either very few, or no customers and you see your team standing around talking about the weekend or idly playing on their phones.

How to Negotiate a Killer Deal

Entrepreneur, business consultant and author Arthur Wylie
An investment and entertainment mogul who made his first million by age 26 shares his know-how to masterful deal-making.

Whether in your business or personal life, making deals—from the biggest ones that take months to finalize and involve teams of lawyers to the nominal ones that are sealed with a handshake after a 10-minute chat—is an art. Deal-making is a craft that when done well requires a skillful, visionary and inspired application of key principles and methods to create a desirable end result. When you’ve mastered this art, you will successfully negotiate deals in which all parties involved walk away with a win.