For a small business owner, the challenges of operations — unlike those of a major corporation — often fall on your shoulders as the major decision maker. Make it or break it, win or lose, as a sole proprietor, the buck often stops with you. What then do you think other small business owners such as yourself see as their major challenges in operating a small business? Well, according to 13% of survey respondents in a Gallup poll published by Wells Fargo, the biggest challenge faced by small business owners is hiring qualified staff and keeping their top staff employees retained. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Any business owner worth his salt knows without quality employees, there is no business. These quality employees are the lifeblood of your organization. What are you doing to hire and maintain quality employees? Check back often for more tips on business management strategies and techniques.