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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

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

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

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

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

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

Thinking Ahead

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

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

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

Do You Need an Advisory Board?

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You just might, so we'll show you how to set one up.
August 26, 2005 in Business Strategies

Building Profitability By Building Trust

Earn your employees' respect and watch your business soar
August 15, 2005 in Human Resources

Avoiding the Zoning Trap

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Even if your neighborhood's not zoned for business, you can still run a legal e-commerce or mail order business out of your home. Find out how.
August 15, 2005 in Management & Operations

100 Ways to Be a Better Entrepreneur

Learn how to run and grow your business more effectively and efficiently.
August 4, 2005 in Business Management

Small Business Retirement Plans

To help you decide what benefits would be best to offer your employees, take a look at this overview of your retirement plan options.
August 1, 2005 in Compensation and Benefits

Are You Liable for Your Employees' Bad Actions?

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Is a misogynistic manager liable for harassment?
August 1, 2005 in Employment Law

Seeing Stars

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Get hotel ratings from people who have actually stayed there.
August 1, 2005 in Business Travel

Leading the Way

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Pick-your-own mentor programs help new employees move ahead.
August 1, 2005 in Managing Employees

Shark Repellent

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Keep bullies at bay with these negotiating tips.
August 1, 2005 in Legal Center

Faking It & Fraud

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Is your health policy legit?
August 1, 2005 in Insurance
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