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Fundamentals for Small Businesses

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By: | Feb 27, 2019
Small business owners are constantly searching for an edge. Whether it’s an edge over the competition or technology that puts more time in their day, gaining an advantage ultimately makes businesses more profitable. One technology in particular has emerged as a time-saver for small businesses when it comes to managing employee time off requests –... read more
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By: | Jan 29, 2019
Does your business have an employee handbook? The importance of a proper policy manual cannot be overstated! Even if you only employ a few workers, it’s in your best interest to establish clear guidelines. Putting company rules in writing sets expectations and reduces misunderstandings. Most important, formal personnel policies protect your business in the event... read more
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By: | Jan 25, 2019
With each passing year, keeping up with labor law posting changes becomes more complicated and difficult to manage. More and more laws are being passed on the state and local level, particularly cities and counties, granting expanded protections to employees. In 2018 alone, we experienced a flurry of new laws covering issues like minimum wage,... read more
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By: | Jan 02, 2019
A well-written employee handbook serves a vital role in the workplace. It outlines key policies, provides ground rules for conduct and helps create a positive and successful working environment. It can also protect you legally if questions arise about fair and consistent treatment. On the other hand, a poorly written handbook or one with inconsistencies... read more
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By: | Dec 12, 2018
Employers seek to hire veterans for many reasons. Some do it out of a sense of patriotism. Others understand that returning service members bring unique skills to the civilian workforce. But most businesses employ veterans for the pure return on investment. Because of the training, work ethic and goal-oriented culture of the military, many companies... read more
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By: | Nov 21, 2018
When most small business owners hear “HR software,” a little voice inside their heads chimes in: Too expensive! Technology scares me! Like I have time for that! Logical reactions, right? The fact is, the right HR software isn’t expensive, isn’t techy and doesn’t take much time to learn. So how do you go about identifying... read more