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Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policies

Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policies

It's imperative that you provide a safe and comfortable working environment for your employees.
September 30, 2005 in Employment Law
Establish a Workplace Safety Policy

Establish a Workplace Safety Policy

Not only do you owe your workers a safe workplace, it just makes good business sense.
September 30, 2005 in Employment Law

Legal Regulations and Employee Pay

Many aspects of how you pay employees are mandated by federal and local laws. Here's a brief primer on some of the rules you need to be aware of.
September 30, 2005 in Employment Law
The Basics of Employee Benefits

The Basics of Employee Benefits

What's required? What's not? And what's just good policy? This primer will help you figure it out.
September 30, 2005 in Compensation and Benefits
Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

Finding new workers is a complicated task. Use this how-to to help you keep the details straight so that you can find the best candidate.
September 28, 2005 in Managing Employees

Determine Your Leadership Style

As an entrepreneur, you are the leader of your company. And to become a great leader, you'll have to look within yourself. Start by examining the different types of leadership styles.
September 27, 2005 in Learning to Lead

The New Junk Fax Law: An Overview

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Find out how the new law changes the way you're able to fax information to customers.
September 19, 2005 in Legal Center

Protect Your Business in a Divorce

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Own a business and plan to get married soon? Consider adding a prenuptial agreement to your wedding plans.
September 19, 2005 in Legal Center

The Benefits of Cafeteria Plans

Start maximizing your employee benefits package--and saving money--with a section 125 flexible benefits plan.
September 14, 2005 in Compensation and Benefits
The ABCs of Offering Time Off

The ABCs of Offering Time Off

Not sure which holidays to offer employees off? Or how much sick time to give? Or what the government requires? This primer will help.
September 13, 2005 in Compensation and Benefits

How to Discipline and Fire Employees

This is a situation no entrepreneur wants to face. But when it happens, you need to know how to do it sensitively--and legally.
September 13, 2005 in Managing Employees

How to Create a Formal Purchasing Program

Make sure you're purchasing quality supplies at good prices by formalizing your business's purchasing.
September 7, 2005 in Management & Operations

Insuring Against the Weather

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While it's impossible to predict the exact damage wrought by hurricanes and other weather phenomena, you can assess your risk through insurance.
September 6, 2005 in Insurance

Encouraging Employees to Speak Up

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Open the lines of communication with this advice for making employees feel more comfortable speaking with you.
September 5, 2005 in Human Resources

Workers' Compensation 101

If you have employees, you need workers' comp insurance. We'll help you wrap your head around what you need to do to ensure your business is covered.
September 2, 2005 in Insurance

Who's the Boss?

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Keep your company's travelers in line with a clear-cut business travel policy.
September 1, 2005 in Business Travel

How Women Business Owners Reward Their Staff

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Women use unique benefits to show employee appreciation.
September 1, 2005 in Motivation and Retention

Are You Ready for Virtual Collaboration?

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To keep the floor open for your team's innovative ideas at any time of the day or night, bring your brainstorming online.
September 1, 2005 in Innovation

Without a Sign

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Don't get roped into a deal before you know it.
September 1, 2005 in Legal Center

Commuter Gains

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Ease employees' transportation troubles with commuter benefits.
September 1, 2005 in Compensation and Benefits

What Should Your Personnel Files Contain?

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Don't get burned by overly personal personnel files.
September 1, 2005 in Employment Law

Thinking Ahead

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Take (long-term) care.
September 1, 2005 in Insurance

The Real Deal

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What's it really like to be embezzled, expand internationally, or sell your product to Target? Get the inside scoop from these entrepreneurs on the ultimate highs (and lows) of business ownership.
September 1, 2005 in Leadership

Renovating Your Business's Location

Few locations are perfect from day one. To make the most of your location, learn about the different aspects of buildings and which professionals can help you renovate your location to your liking.
August 31, 2005 in Management & Operations

Going Global on eBay

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Tim Kunihiro, eBay director of cross-border trade, tells how to go global with your business on eBay.
August 31, 2005 in International Growth

Doing Business in China

Whether you're just sourcing products or attempting to set up a more complicated business arrangement, these protocol tips from an "old China hand" will help smooth the process.
August 30, 2005 in International Growth
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