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Category Archives: Employee Management

Employee Management, Hiring & Firing, Hiring & Payroll

How to Successfully Onboard New Hires at the Start of the New Year

You’ve read through resumes and cover letters, held in-person interviews and made your decision to hire a new employee to join your business. Congratulations! Now comes the fun part of the process — onboarding the new talent. Or it should be fun, anyway. Far too often, onboarding new employees means sitting them down with a… Read more

Company Culture, Employee Management, Leadership

7 Simple Strategies to Build Rapport Between Coworkers

When poor relationships exist between coworkers, productivity is more likely to be waylaid by tensions, inter-office conflicts, and ineffective communication. In contrast, when coworkers know and respect each other — and know how to work together effectively — the entire company runs more smoothly and efficiently. Good relationships between coworkers also boosts morale, which can… Read more

Company Culture, Employee Management, Leadership

5 Unconventional Ways to Build a Strong Team

What is a strong team? A team that is driven, where every member plays an equal role, one that shares a strong bond with each other, one in which everyone is learning, growing and satisfied. If you go on Google and search for tips to run a successful startup, one of the first things to… Read more

Company Culture, Employee Management, Hiring & Payroll, Leadership

10 Ways to Manage Stress in Small Businesses

Employees and employers alike have all experienced stress in the workplace and it can be hard to manage at times. Here are five ways employees can take action to ease their stress and five ways small business owners can help them do so without hurting their budget. If you’re an employee, try these tips to… Read more

Employee Management, Leadership

Cost-Effective Perks to Attract and Keep Top Talent

Big business deals and big businesses are more often than not the focus of attention-grabbing headlines. What they’re doing, who they’re merging with, even how many people they’re hiring and firing – those are news stories that receive lots of attention. But what should, and doesn’t, receive as much attention are small businesses. There are… Read more

Employee Management, Retail & Inventory

The Best Small Business Resources: Collaboration and Communication Tools

In this series about the best small business resources, we will share how the great tools of today make it easier to grow your business and stay productive, organized and efficient. Check out this list of 4 collaboration and communication tools for small businesses. Collaboration and Communication Tools Skype What it does: You’ve heard of… Read more

Employee Management, Retail & Inventory

5 Key Tools to Coordinate Your Startup Team

5 Key Tools to Coordinate Your Startup Team

When you run a dynamic and growing startup, finding flexible tools to coordinate your startup team is essential. Most startups have limited funds available to invest in software and other productivity tools. Fortunately, there’s a broad and diverse range of tools available to keep teams running smoothly and connect with your clients no matter where… Read more

Employee Management, Finance & Accounting, Retail & Inventory, Taxes

How to Save on Health Insurance

This year the government has implemented health insurance premium tax credits to make health plans more affordable for a wider swath of Americans. With tax season fast approaching, we’re examining whether health insurance can be applied as a tax write off and how to save on health insurance. Health Insurance as a Tax Deduction for… Read more

Employee Management, Hiring & Firing, Restaurant & Bars, Retail & Inventory

What Restaurant Owners Can Learn from the Waffle House Model

What Restaurant Owners Can Learn from the Waffle House Model

Waffle House is one of America’s most famous and widespread restaurant chains, with more than 1,500 locations throughout the South, offering waffles, omelets, patty melts and hash browns served eight different ways. Waffle House restaurants are iconic in the Southern U.S. and are open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. In fact, it’s… Read more

Employee Management, HR, Retail & Inventory

Obama Proposes New Rules for 401(k)

Obama Proposes New Rules for 401(k)

Once you’ve hired great employees, how can you be sure they won’t jump ship for another opportunity? The answer: Create an environment that’s conducive to productive and happy work. This starts by fostering a stable foundation, by offering your employees benefits like retirement plans and robust health insurance. Crafting a retirement savings plan is easier… Read more