November 28, 2015


Hiring, training, leading, compensating and retaining employees are among the biggest challenges in a small business. Browse real-world advice, tips and resources on how to build a great team.

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19 Secrets to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant

If you run a business, you know the many tasks, both interesting and mundane, which must be completed on a regular basis. If only you could find some help taking care of the tasks that, while important, could be handled by someone else. Now you can.

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Could Your Business Handle a $70,000 Minimum Wage?

Gravity Payments is making headlines not for its service to small businesses as a credit card payment processor but for its starting minimum wage. How is $70,000 a year impacting the company's business?

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Deskercise: 17 Exercises You Can Do At or Near Your Desk

Chained to your desk all day doesn't mean you should devolve into a sedentary, out-of-shape stiff. Here are 17 exercises you can do -- many from your desk -- that boost your heart rate, stretch your muscles and help prevent serious injuries.

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Looking to Hire? Develop a Social Media Recruiting Strategy

Hiring a social media manager is a key move for any small business. It's dedicating a lot of resources to a particular area of your business's marketing plan. Here are things to consider before hiring someone in this position.


Obamacare Change Affects Businesses with 51 to 100 Employees

A bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on Oct. 8 allows the redefinition of a small business as one with up to 100 employees. The designation means thousands of businesses with more than 50, but less than 100, employees will not see drastic hikes in health insurance premiums.

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Factors to Consider When Establishing Your PTO Policies

Giving employees some paid time away from the job can be a great benefit to offer. However, some employees may feel intimidated about taking it and that fear could start with your approach to vacation time.