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[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Your Business Compliance Checklist

By Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com It seems that 2013 is just whizzing by, and though we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, most small business owners are still staring at hefty ‘to-do’ list. It is extremely important to keep all elements of your business compliant and in good standing with the state […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 30, 2013

Five Ways To Beat The Competition During Peak Season

By Ted Karkus CEO, ProPhase Labs, makers of Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy® When you become the CEO of a major company and inherit a brand that has been in decline for several years, the first goal is to figure out how to improve the product and improve the packaging. This can be accomplished with consumer research. […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 30, 2013

Workplace Yogi: Five Daily Ways To Reduce Stress and Burnout

By Chris Walling The pressures of a maintaining a small business are inextricably linked to stress, which can have a big influence on your personal and professional life. Whether it’s the weight of balancing the monthly budget or working to cultivate an abundant client-base, finding avenues to mitigate these stressors should be a top-priority for […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 30, 2013

Top 5 Reasons for a Background Check Investigation on International Hires

By Maria Taylor, Investigation Analyst, Wymoo International Hiring new employees is always a risky business, but when you`re looking for foreign talent the risks are even greater.Private investigators estimate the chances of a bad hire are nearly 5 to 10 times greater than when hiring locally, depending on the specific country. This doesn’t mean that […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 23, 2013

Ten Simple Things a Company Can Do NOW to Boost Customer Service

By Peter Shankman, Principal, Shankman|Honig Hands down, the most overlooked part of running any small business is customer service. Small businesses spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on marketing, trying to convince people they’re the best, yet if they simply improve their customer service by a fraction, the customers will do it for them! Behold, […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 23, 2013

To Develop Skills, Small Biz Owners Turn To Each Other, The Web

By Danny Groner, Skillfeed All small business owners know that if they don’t pay attention to what the competition is doing they will get beat. But another area to consider is how they themselves are investing in their skills to stay fresh, polished, and engaged. Building up your brand and becoming known as a leader […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 23, 2013

Self-Employed? What You Need To Know About January 2014 Health Care Laws

Under the Affordable Care Act, the government, insurers, employers, and individuals share in the responsibility to improve the availability, quality, and affordability of health insurance coverage.  The individual shared responsibility provision is a key part of helping to deliver the law’s consumer protections at an affordable cost. It makes these protections possible by ensuring that […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 16, 2013

Health Care Reform: Three Small Business Strategies

By Alex Tolbert, founder of Bernard Health It’s rare that small business employers have the opportunity to make decisions that are immediately beneficial for both the employer and employees. Health care reform, however, is presenting many employers with exactly that opportunity in 2014. The opportunity: employers with less than 50 employees can drop their group […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 16, 2013

3 Leadership Myths To Avoid

By Erick Lauber, Ph.D. Bradley was failing, and failing badly. Not only did the members of his team avoid him in the lunchroom and never stop by to say “good morning,” they had begun taping a target to his back every day and everyone had signed up for archery lessons. Bradley’s leadership style just wasn’t […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 16, 2013

Making The Most of Open Enrollment 2014 Group Insurance

Commentary by Geoffrey Zimmerman, CFP®, Mosaic Financial Partners, Senior Client Advisor For many employed individuals and couples, open enrollment for 2014 group insurance and other benefits has either begun or will be starting October 1. This is a time when employees can make additions, changes, or reductions to their plan benefits. Careful evaluation of your […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2013

Workers Take Caring Bosses For Granted, Says IMD Study

Caring bosses who help employees with their personal and work problems shouldn’t expect gratitude, loyalty and commitment in return, new research has warned. According to a study by IMD business school, most managers believe offering emotional support will benefit their company. Yet most employees simply view such shows of kindness as part of their superiors’ […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2013

Can Your Business Benefit From VoIP?

By Jonny Grant Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the combination of hardware and software that enables the use of the Internet as the transmission device, which allows you to then send and receive telephone calls. For the small business enterprise, VoIP reduces the costs involved for a number of tasks, such as installing and […]

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