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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Who’s the Average Stay-at-Home Worker Today?

More than 3 million Americans work at least part of their week at home. So your small business is more likely going to be relying on the services of a remote worker, if it hasn't already. So, who is the average work-from-home person?

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Why Your Company Needs a Wellness Program

Having a healthy team can lead to increased overall company productivity. It can also drive down the cost of running your business. And these are just a few benefits of a company wellness program.

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DOL Claims Small Businesses May Still be Misclassifying Employees

Independent contractors are a hugely important part of the economy today, especially for small businesses. But now the U.S. Department of Labor is again suggesting the classification is being misapplied. And some suggest crackdowns may be coming soon.

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What it Takes to Build a Strong Company Culture

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you're the one responsible to build a strong company culture. Shape your company culture the way you want it. Don't simply let it evolve on its own without your guidance. Think of it as your company's personality. Are you happy with the personality your business exhibits?

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11 Company Perks That Actually Attract Top Talent

Big salaries aren't the only way to attract top talent. Plenty of companies have other perks too to attract the people they need and retain them for the long haul. From opportunities to work abroad to training opportunities and even company wide BBQ, there are many ways to lure the employees you want.

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How to Handle the Difficult Task of Firing Someone

If one member of your team hasn't been pulling their weight for some time, it may be time to let them go. Firing an employee definitely isn't one of the easiest tasks a small business owner encounters but sometimes it's absolutely necessary. Here are tips on how to handle firing someone.

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How Employee Benefits Can Be a Bold Strategic Move

High salaries aren't the only way to recruit and retain great employees. Great benefits are another popular option. Check out this upcoming podcast outlining how benefits can help you retain your best employees. See how affordable benefits can be by simply doing your homework.

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How To Create Successful Employees

If you're welcoming a new member to the team, to ensure they can be a long-term productive member of it is to introduce them to your company's culture and detail their roles right after they walk in the door.

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Why a $15 per Hour Minimum Wage May Not Be All Bad for Small Biz

Plenty of small business owners are worried about mandatory increases in the minimum wage no matter what form they take. While Christian Brim admits he's not in favor of such a policy, he also insists there are places small business owners can find opportunity here.