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Employee Loyalty

When someone mentions a “loyal employee,” what usually comes to mind is someone who has worked for the same company for many years.

As an entrepreneur building a startup, however, it is important to look beyond this assumption and find what truly exemplifies employee loyalty.

Jeff Haden, contributing editor at Inc. Magazine, wrote an article outlining signs to help identify employees who are loyal to the company and to you, their boss.

You can access this article here.

Deborah Inman, the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology at Louisiana Tech, recommends this article not only to help understand employee loyalty, but also to encourage entrepreneurs to consider how they will present themselves to their employees.

The article ends with this thought: “Be the kind of boss that earns loyalty because you are loyal — not in return, but first.”

“How I Built This”

 

Have you ever dreamt of building a successful business out of nothing? Or perhaps you are working on a startup now, and you dream of your idea becoming a movement that sweeps the world?

Some people make these dreams a reality, and one podcast collects their stories.

“How I Built This,” a podcast from National Public Radio, gathers some of the most successful business and brand owners, including numerous household names, and tells the stories of their rise to the top.

Kathy Wyatt, director here at the Technology Business Development Center, highly recommends “How I Built This” as an educational and entertaining resource for anyone working to lead and grow a new venture.

From Five Guys to TOMS to the “Shark Tank” personalities, check out how some of today’s most well-known companies and ideas were formed by CLICKING HERE