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Hiring & Firing, Retail & Inventory

The Best Hiring Practices for HR Positions

Are you on the fence about whether you need help with your business’ human resources duties? Many business owners wear a multitude of hats, including that of HR manager, but there comes a point when handling the wide-range of HR tasks may hold you back from growing your company and other major profit-generating goals because… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Hiring & Firing, Retail & Inventory

The Best Small Business Resources: Hiring and Financial Management 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 6 hiring and financial management tools for small businesses. The Top Hiring Tools Bullhorn Reach What it does: Bullhorn… 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

Finance & Accounting, HR, Retail & Inventory, Taxes

Is My Business Eligible for a Small Business Health Care Tax Credit?

HealthCareTaxCredit

One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”) was to make it easier for small businesses to afford health insurance coverage, and also to reward and support small businesses that were already offering health insurance to their employees. As part of this overall system of incentives and rewards, small businesses that meet… 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

Company Culture, Employee Management, Hiring & Firing, Retail & Inventory, Women in Business

Redditor Says Businesses Are Justified to Not Hire Women of Child-Bearing Age

Redditor Says Businesses Are Justified to Not Hire Women of Child-Bearing Age

Would you hire a woman of child-bearing age with the risk that she may become pregnant and cost your business money? One redditor suggested that if you did, you would be justified. User ty_bombadil started the discussion on Reddit’s “Change My View,” a subreddit for people who have an opinion on a topic but accept… Read more

Employee Management, HR, Retail & Inventory

Employee Benefits 101

Employee Benefits 101

As we enter a new year and the window to sign up for health insurance is closing, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about employee benefits. There are many publicly available resources to ensure that you offer your employees the optimal benefits package. Many small businesses believe they can’t afford to offer great benefits…. Read more