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Small Business Employee Training

Five Inexpensive Ways to Train Your Employees

As your business grows, you probably need to add more employees into the fold. But, growth does not mean that you have money to burn, so it’s logical to stretch … Continue Reading

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Is Your Small Business Responsible for Employee Retirement?

When it comes to employee benefits offerings, small businesses face a bit of a dilemma. Without a doubt, companies that offer an impressive list of benefits attract more skilled job … Continue Reading

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employee vs contractor

Small Businesses Need to Consider Carefully Between Two Basic Hiring Options

You may have just recently opened the doors to your new business, and funds are still tight. But, if you want to grow your business, you might need more hands … Continue Reading

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Small Business Hiring Tips

Seven Attributes to Look For When Hiring Small Business Employees

In a perfect world, all small business employees will come to the job with applicable prior experience and vast education in their field. However, small business owners who need to … Continue Reading

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ChooseWhat Spring 2017 Scholarship Davis Johnston

Spring 2017 ChooseWhat Scholarship: And the Winner Is…

Self-employment teaches people lessons of independence and accountability that can’t be learned any other way. Combine these lessons with a solid education, and you’ve got everything you need to start … Continue Reading

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Joy Vick ChooseWhat Fall 2016 Recipient

And the Fall 2016 ChooseWhat Scholarship Winner Is…

Self-employment teaches people lessons of independence and accountability that can’t be learned any other way. Combine these lessons with a solid education, and you’ve got everything you need to start … Continue Reading

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What Employers Need to Know About Changes to Overtime Pay Rules

In the summer of 2015, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would change overtime pay. Specifically, the proposed changes update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and would … Continue Reading

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Tempo Smart Calendar App Review – Your Free Personal Assistant

Tempo is a revolutionary smart calendar app that manages your busy day-to-day schedule, prepares you for your upcoming meetings and networking events, and has a warm dinner waiting for you … Continue Reading

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Should Small Businesses Hire Employees Through Staffing Companies?

The cost of retaining a staffing agency probably scares off a lot of small businesses. After all, you will pay a staffing company significantly more money than you would spend … Continue Reading

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hire an employee

Checklist for Hiring New Employees

After you’ve gone through the first five steps of the hiring process, which we detailed in How To: Hire an Employee, and you and your new employee(s) have signed an … Continue Reading

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campus2careers’ Nathan Green Explains How to Rethink Small Business Internships

Do you have good-for-nothing interns, or worse, none at all? Nathan Green would like to change that. Internships changed his life, and he’s on a mission to make internships an … Continue Reading

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Where to Find New Employees

ChooseWhat’s Web Development Associate April Coburn has worn many hats for our company. Originally our Office Manager, she has been a part of the hiring process for several positions and … Continue Reading

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Who’s the Boss? How to Conduct the Perfect Interview

Anyone who’s been on a job interview knows they can be intimidating. What do you wear? Do you mention salary? What if you’ve previously been fired? Ack! But what if … Continue Reading

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Working Abroad: Tips on Beginning Your Journey

For as long as I can remember I’ve been obsessed with France. My dad used to travel to Paris for business and bring me back souvenirs from the City of … Continue Reading

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5 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Be Hiring Right Now

According to TriNet’s Human Capital Index (HCI), small businesses had a five-point increase in hiring during April, up 98 from 93 in March.  Though hiring is gradually increasing, many small … Continue Reading

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Outsourcing

Up to now, you’ve been able to handle everything from accounting to IT to web design in-house.  But, you’d like to grow your business, which requires you to free up … Continue Reading

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Should Your Company Implement a Four-Day Workweek?

As I mentioned in my blog How to Motivate Your Employees, my friend’s company allowed its employees to take half days on Fridays if they worked an extra hour Monday … Continue Reading

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How to Motivate Your Employees

Even though the economy is allegedly picking back up, in this day and age you have either gone through—or know someone who’s gone through—a series of company layoffs. Worrying about … Continue Reading

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Get the Most Out of Interns at Your Small Business

As Jen pointed out last week, sometimes being a boss is tough. You have to make hard decisions all the while managing your company and your employees. And, if you … Continue Reading

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Small Business Owners: Don’t Be a Jerk.

Steve Strauss’ Ask an Expert column in today’s USAToday gives an interesting, but debatable, piece of advice to small business owners: sometimes you just “gotta be a jerk.”  I whole-heartedly … Continue Reading

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