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How to Manage Your Business and Care For an Aging Relative at the Same Time
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It is a delicate balance to keep your business on track while juggling the responsibility of caring for an aging relative.
April 17, 2014 in Grow Your Business
No Cash on Hand? 3 Tips on Attracting Top Talent With Stock Options.

No Cash on Hand? 3 Tips on Attracting Top Talent With Stock Options.

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Entrepreneurs are frequently faced with the conundrum of how to recruit top-tier talent with little cash. To overcome this challenge, many offer stock-based compensation.
March 21, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Get Paid More Today

How to Get Paid More Today

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With all the talk about how companies should pay more, few leaders realize that the path to higher compensation rests with them, not the government.
February 4, 2014 in Compensation and Benefits
3 Easy Tricks For Getting Fit at the Office

3 Easy Tricks For Getting Fit at the Office

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Often entrepreneurs become so entrenched in the day-to-day tasks of running a business that they put their health on the back burner. But it doesn't have to be that way. Here are a few tips on how to balance work and health as a hectic small-business owner.
February 3, 2014 in Lifestyle
Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages

Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages

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Despite the rhetoric, companies are making workers' lives better and continue to help our economic growth.
January 29, 2014 in Business Management
Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action

Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action

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In his latest State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned a new savings account for employees called 'myRA.'
January 29, 2014 in Compensation and Benefits
The Obamacare Advantage No One Is Talking About

The Obamacare Advantage No One Is Talking About

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Small business owners who don't offer health insurance to employees can use the new law to their benefit, even if they are exempt from the Affordable Care Act.
January 22, 2014 in Compensation and Benefits
Photos: The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

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A positive work environment, intelligent co-workers and great benefits (free yoga!) make these 10 companies the most exciting places to work for in 2014, as rated by the employees themselves.
December 11, 2013 in Managing Employees
Startups Eschew the Made in America Label

Startups Eschew the Made in America Label

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For a variety of reasons, some U.S.-based startups are choosing to source their companies' products overseas. Doing so, however, comes at a price. Here's how three young founders are making it work.
November 21, 2013 in Retail Center
How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?

How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?

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When Pennsylvania State University's employees refused to fill out a wellness questionnaire and penalties set in, the uproar got national attention. Here's how to avoid a similar revolt among your staff.
October 2, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare

Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare

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The downsides of the Affordable Care Act may be plentiful, but the pros might just outweigh them in the end. Here, entrepreneurs and health-care watchers weigh in.
October 1, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
How to Encourage Employee Wellness Without Being a Jerk

How to Encourage Employee Wellness Without Being a Jerk

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Lessons on how to build an employee wellness program from Penn State's recent misstep, to three companies who are getting it right.
September 26, 2013 in Managing Employees
How American Workers Spend Their Vacations (Infographic)

How American Workers Spend Their Vacations (Infographic)

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It's a struggle to balance work, finances and vacation. How do Americans manage their time off?
September 13, 2013 in Business Travel
Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth

Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth

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Despite what defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act claim, business owners report that they are cutting jobs and hours because of the new law.
September 12, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

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Getting your team's input should be one of your first steps to prepare for the new health reforms.
August 29, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

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Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.
August 23, 2013 in Business Management
The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

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Maternity leave is nothing new, but should you give dads equal time? These four steps will help you to set a policy that works for your business.
August 16, 2013 in Human Resources
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

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Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
August 14, 2013 in Human Resources

Forget Stock Options, Bitcoin Becomes a Must-Have Startup Perk

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Though controversial and full of risks, startups are hoping Bitcoin will help them reel in top talent.
July 17, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

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The Supreme Court voted to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act this week. Here's a look at some of the ways it could affect your business.
June 28, 2013 in Human Resources
Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

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Employers are required to notify workers of their insurance options under Obamacare by Oct. 1. Will you be ready?
June 12, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits

How to Hire the Best Recent Graduates for Your Business

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New graduates can give your company a fresh way of looking at business problems. Here are five steps for hiring the best and brightest of the class of 2013.
June 4, 2013 in Hiring Center
Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

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Kelly Saxton has spent over 30 years running restaurant franchises, and one thing he's learned is that good employees are crucial to success and should be rewarded.
May 31, 2013 in Franchises
Forget Ping Pong and Snacks: How Buffer Digs Deeper With These 4 Startup Perks

Forget Ping Pong and Snacks: How Buffer Digs Deeper With These 4 Startup Perks

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Working at a startup is tons of work and having fun is vital. But offering more thoughtful perks can help further your mission and give employees something to smile about.
May 31, 2013 in Human Resources
The Basics of Obamacare

The Basics of Obamacare

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Here are the vitals you need to know about SMBs and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
May 29, 2013 in Human Resources

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