If office morale is a bit low, why not try one of these slightly unorthodox ways to keep employees motivated?
What Small Business Owners Are Saying About The Fiscal Cliff
While the President and Congressional Republicans negotiate a plan to avoid the Fiscal Cliff, small business owners shared their opinions on the President’s proposal to raise taxes on income above $250,000 through the Committee’s interactive website, “ Small Biz Open Mic .” There are about 31 million companies organized as “pass-through” businesses, where their business’ profits are taxed on the owners’ individual tax return. According to…
The U.S. Small Business Administration
Published: July 15, 2015 Updated: July 28, 2015 The idea of returning to “business as usual” when you’re in the middle of a disaster can seem impossible. While it is absolutely possible to make a full recovery, especially with the resources available to your business , many business owners overlook one of the most important parts of disaster recovery and business continuity – communication How your…
How to Handle Employee Payroll as a Small Business Owner
When it comes to managing employee payroll, some business owners decide to do it themselves and other decide to outsource it. Here's some insight to both.
Payroll Tips for Small Business
While nearly 80 percent of small businesses handle their payroll internally, roughly one-third of small businesses have reported errors in their payroll.
Payroll 101 for Small Business Owners
Hiring an employee, even a team of employees, is exciting for your business. As an employer, it’s important to be aware of your new responsibilities. In this article, we identify the key steps when hiring a new employee, including setting up payroll and the necessary tax withholdings Step 1: Forms. On the first day of employment, you will want the employee to complete form W-4. This form helps the employer determine the accurate federal income tax to withhold from their paycheck. Be sure…
How to Keep Your Best Employees
Keeping your star performers can be a headache for some but there are things you can do that really help, and mainly they come down to you, the manager.
How to Keep Your Employees Motivated
Keeping employees motivated is important for brands for many reasons. It improves productivity, raises the quality of work and makes the workplace a nicer place in general. But what are the qualities of a motivational leader? Find out the gritty details in infographic below, by Business-Management-Degree.net.
Scams and Your Small Business: A Guide for Business
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How Small Business Drives U.S. Economy
Small businesses provide over half the jobs in the United States, and as such, really do drive the nation's economy.
7 Efficiency Lessons from Small Business Leaders
Owning and running a business is no easy feat. There are hundreds of factors you need to consider on a daily basis to make sure the business is running smo
A Practical Approach to Small Business Budgeting
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Small Business Burnout: How to Keep Employees Happy and Engaged
Long hours and lots of work can lead to employee burnout -- unless companies figure out how to counteract it.
10 Ways to Make Your Small Business Social Media Activities Rock
Published: July 15, 2013 Updated: September 23, 2016 Social media may have the lowest cost of entry of any marketing tool, but is not actually that easy to do well. In fact, a report by eMarketer found that small businesses are struggling to adopt social media, with only 24 percent of small firms having integrated social media in a structured way into their operations Knowing where to start is perhaps the number one obstacle holding many small business owners back. Knowing what to…
Small Businesses: When and How to Bring in a Payroll Expert
Is it time to stop juggling everything yourself and start delegating? Discover 8 tips for hiring the payroll expert your growing company needs now.
Hiring Tips for Start-ups and Small Businesses
Hiring the right person can determine the success or failure of a small company. Here are some tips for making the right hiring choices.
How to Make Recruitment Work for Your Small Business
When you’re part of a Fortune 500 company with nigh inexhaustible resources, the recruitment process doesn’t seem to be one that really necessitates creativity or strategy. But when you’re a small business owner with a bottom line weighing down every decision of your company, how you decide to go about the hiring
How and When to Grow Your Small Business
By bridgetwpollack , Guest Blogger Published: December 4, 2014 So, your fantastic business idea has launched, you’ve seen some success and you’ve finally hit an operational groove. Then things hit a bit of a plateau. You wonder, is it time to grow? If so, how? This month we’ve compiled resources to help you answer exactly those two questions and get your business on the path to achieving even bigger and better things Take stock of your business Is now the right time to…
How to Use Social Selling for Your Small Business
The idea of using your network as a business asset is why social selling matters. At its most basic level, social selling is similar to networking via social media… except it’s a little different. To understand how it’s different may require some rewiring of how you think about social media.
10 Tips for Better Small Business Bookkeeping
No matter how you feel about bookkeeping, it’s one of those tasks no business owner can avoid forever. Read these ten tips to make small business bookkeeping easier.