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How to become and stay compliant with ever-changing labor laws & regulations Managing a business keeps you busy enough. How can you also stay up to date with ever-changing labor laws and regulations? View this free workshop, presented by Paychex, where you will learn to assess your level
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Hire Virtual Employees SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, offers advice for adding virtual employees to your small business team.
When my sons were younger, I was at the top of the volunteer list (translation: I was a sucker). Whenever someone called me to help with an event, class project or anything else to do with school, I said yes. I did the same thing with two professional associations I was in, and with clients I
This time of year we’re all thinking about gifts—shopping for them, wrapping them, enjoying them. So it’s an apropos time to think about the gifts you can give your staff in the coming year. I’m not talking about holiday gifts or bonuses, but lasting gifts in the way
Did the title of this blog post make you do a double-take? Retirement isn’t something many small business owners think about. Most of us, no matter what our ages, are too passionate about our businesses to welcome the idea of spending our days on the golf course. But no matter what your
Should startup entrepreneurs be allowed to collect unemployment insurance while they work on their new businesses? Many experts say yes. I recently reported on a new initiative from the U.S. Department of Labor, Self-Employment Assistance Programs (SEA) that allows people on unemployment to
The economy may be improving, but its effects aren’t yet trickling down to younger workers. Thirty-two percent of 18- to 29-year-olds in the U.S. workforce were underemployed last month, according to a recent Gallup poll. That’s an increase from March and higher than this time last
Some business owners are eager to learn what customers have to say about their company, but many may overlook an important audience for feedback: their employees. Do you know how your employees feel about your technology? Even if you suspect you might get less than satisfactory feedback on your
Are your employees happy in their jobs, or are they looking to jump ship the first chance they get? Competing against big companies for qualified employees has never been easy for small companies. But during the recession, some entrepreneurs may have gotten complacent, confident that their staffs
How to Keep Hiring Costs in Check As business owners think about hiring, however, there’s a strong desire to keep costs down. Many have been optimistic about hiring before, only to scrap those plans when the economy failed to improve. When they do hire, small businesses have a strong desire to get the best people possible

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