National Small Business Week Kicks Off

SBA celebrates 45th year of event

Matt HoganBruen, a managing director with Bank of America.

For those who can’t make it to Washington, D.C., or New York, the Webcasts will provide a vital resource. “We wanted to provide maximum access to the important policy discussions and the remarks from our award winners regarding their experiences and success,” Prakash says. “It’s also a great way for colleagues and families of our honorees to watch the honorees receive awards.”

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47 Responses to National Small Business Week Kicks Off

  1. The small positive things that you do for your team goes a long way.  Give them a clear path of direction and step back so their creative juices can flow.

    • Elaine Jackson says:

      Not on projects.  The team can be creative and share creative ideas during the planning phases but once the plan is agreed to — no creative gold plating is allowed.

  2. David says:


  3. Is the point system still not working correctly?

  4. Infinitehi4 says:

    Scott, this information is directed at small businesses but as a corporate employee this could very well be useful in the corporate sector. 

  5. Kallen says:

    If only some of my bosses of the past could have received this information. Great video!

  6. Kristina Nelson says:

    Very Informative

  7. Rhonda Ulmer says:

    Thanks Mr. Scott for the wonderful examples/stories. It’s helping me to understand why your advice are the best practices in being a good manager/leader. Giving my volunteers creative license gives them engagement in the nonprofit vision. 

  8. Ransford says:

    Helicopter guy! Micromanagers…don’t like them. I hope I’m not one.
    Team need to be in the know and stay on course.
    Like team vision concept.

  9. Jorge says:

    thanks, good advise! 5-29-12 11:58 p.m.

  10. Daks. J says:

    Micromanaging kills the team motive. 

  11. Cherry says:

    I really appreciate the information. I am forwarding this to many others whom i feel may accept this feedback from an expert.

  12. Great info for entrepreneurs and corporations.

  13. Fuzzy Spritz says:

    Ideas across the board is a great way to build the company – being open to ideas.

  14. Lucubrate75 says:

    Wow the point system is working thank you Lord get them while the getting is good

  15. tony harrison says:

    right now im the only one holding every thing down and i dont have much suport but i am very posative thank you .

  16. Elaine Jackson says:

    Project Managers are responsible for what their team do and don’t do.
    We are seen as the reason the project failed.  So allowing an innovative spirit can be an opening  for lots of problems in addition to scope creep.
    I am trying to manage in a way that allows client students to understand the rules of engagement and to take responsibility for not passing the PMP Exam.The problem I have with this hands off process is my business thrives on students passing the PMP Exam. At times I am more focused on them passing the exam than they are.  This is going to change.
    Elaine Jackson, BS, PMP

    • WLM says:

       I understand your concerns regarding scoop creep, but I think this video is addressing as a manager, you should allow the development process to be inclusive at ground level for greater input. Therefore, in the planning and brainstorming timeline of a project, be open to all sources as opposed to the top down process. You can’t always see from the Ivory tower. That’s we had shows like the undercover boss.

  17. Mrazq1 says:

    Great Management tips – Thanks!

  18. I think delegating is the most difficult part of leadership.

  19. Elle Mayo says:

    Oh this was very good!! Thanks.

  20. Dlovitt2 says:

    The “E” in leadership should mean that your business decisions must include “everyone”.

  21. Kuniko says:

    I agree with this video. It is always best to get ideas from your employees. Other can sometimes see things that you don’t get to see.

  22. Sandra Butler says:

    I hate bosses who micro manage you..

  23. Donna says:

    Quality Principles Management Strategies.

  24. Zurriane says:

    Good points

  25. GlobalService says:

    Very good information. Do not micro manage! Allow employees to be intrapreneurs. Love it!

  26. Laura Hudson says:

    I agree with everything in this lesson however, I do find it hard not to micro manage  others when it my name on the line. This is something I need to work.

  27. Bobby says:

    Goal setting should be a constant thing in your business.  

  28. Jonathanpope71 says:

    This is an excellent set of instructions. Good job Mr Gerber and Black Enterprise.

  29. Cass says:

    I LOVE everything this person has said about being
    a good manager, especially with NOT micromanaging! Behavior like that speaks
    volumes about the company, and does not motivate one to care or take pride in
    the work. I have a Director like this and I count the days until I get my
    business off the ground and give my notice of leave! I would be honored if this
    person could speak at the company I work for. Management could use a refresher
    on proper management etiquette.

  30. Awesome presentation. I will not become micromanger.

  31. Sharise Bailey says:

    Thank you for the information. It was really good to know.

  32. Devonne says:

    Good video Mr. Gerber, I like the “intraprenuers” concept!

  33. Michael125 says:

    I loved the three steps. 1) not being a micromanager, 20 letting employees be intrapreneurs, and setting goals.

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