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The Real Power of Health Insurance

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Health insurance isn't a nice perk, it's a requirement for anyone choosing to go it alone as an entrepreneur.
May 23, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

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Plan ahead for Obamacare to control costs and limit confusion.
May 23, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Tips for Overcoming Early HR Hurdles

Tips for Overcoming Early HR Hurdles

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Of all the struggles you'll face as an entrepreneur, hiring, training and managing employees is one of the biggest. Here are some tips for clearing your startup's way of HR obstacles.
May 18, 2013 in Human Resources

Your Obamacare Confusion Is an Insurance Broker's Opportunity

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Health reform's complexities have spurred some brokers to re-boot their approach to clients.
May 17, 2013 in Insurance
New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave

New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave

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After a contentious back and forth, the Gotham City is on the verge of passing legislation mandating paid time off for employees that are not healthy.
March 29, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
How to Provide More Benefits Without Busting the Bank

How to Provide More Benefits Without Busting the Bank

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Ideas for making the most of employee benefits.
March 5, 2013 in Startup Basics

Biggest Mistakes: Skillshare on Knowing Your Strengths -- And Weaknesses

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When the education-sharing platform began hiring employees, making benefits decisions soon became a priority. But co-founder Michael Karnjanaprakorn now says he should have left that task up to a professional.
February 25, 2013 in Business Management
Quirky Startup Perks: 'A Mating Call' for Tech Talent?

Quirky Startup Perks: 'A Mating Call' for Tech Talent?

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Between bacon-wrapped cash, winery outings and a year's supply of PBR, startups are rolling out all the stops for top talent.
February 11, 2013 in Motivation and Retention
Love Obamacare? Get Ready for More Health-Care Legislation

Love Obamacare? Get Ready for More Health-Care Legislation

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Most Americans don't like the 'market solution' to the problem of escalating health-insurance costs. The best option for employers and employees alike is to push for government policies that lower the cost of care.
November 28, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
How 'Obamacare' Impacts Young Entrepreneurs

How 'Obamacare' Impacts Young Entrepreneurs

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Just because your startup already offers employee-health insurance, doesn't mean you should ignore the new health-care law. Here, we parse the law's particulars that matter to young treps.
September 26, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

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Ballooning premiums and shifting government regulations can make dealing with employee health insurance a nightmare, here's how to cope.
August 27, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
8 Tips for Business Success from Costco's Jim Sinegal

8 Tips for Business Success from Costco's Jim Sinegal

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Even brilliant start-up entrepreneurs could benefit from learning a thing or two from the long-time Costco CEO.
August 14, 2012 in Leadership

The Health-Care Law's Mandate: A Tax on Young Americans?

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Minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its decision to uphold the health-care law, critics lambasted it for amounting to a massive new tax -- which would mostly affect young people.
June 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks

How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks

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Here are the basics every entrepreneur needs to know about creating an employee benefits package.
June 27, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
5 Scenarios for the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care

5 Scenarios for the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care

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In anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling on the health-care law, we outline five possible outcomes for small-business owners to chew on -- and plan for.
June 21, 2012 in Insurance
Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business

Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business

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The small business organization that is leading the case against President Obama's health care reform act is asked to disclose its donor list.
June 13, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Accounting Software Giant Intuit Offers Health-Care, 401(k) Services

Accounting Software Giant Intuit Offers Health-Care, 401(k) Services

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The maker of popular accounting tool QuickBooks has expanded its services into the world of employee benefits.
April 9, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold

Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold

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Business owners face higher premiums in 2012, but aren't making any changes until the fate of the Affordable Care Act is clear.
January 2, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs

Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs

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Health-insurance premiums in the U.S. surged substantially in 2011. Here's how small companies can reduce costs.
September 29, 2011 in Compensation and Benefits
How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches

How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches

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Employers can save money by creating 'working-spouse carve-outs' encouraging employees to use their spouse's health-insurance plans.
September 28, 2011 in Human Resources
Five Retirement Plan Options for Your Business

Five Retirement Plan Options for Your Business

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From IRAs to profit-sharing plans, learn which option is best to consider for your company's future.
July 26, 2011 in Compensation and Benefits
Study: Small-Business Health-Care Costs to Plunge

Study: Small-Business Health-Care Costs to Plunge

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Many small-business owners think the health-care law will boost their costs over the next two years, but a new study suggests otherwise.
June 21, 2011 in Compensation and Benefits
Would You Give All Your Employees A Raise?

Would You Give All Your Employees A Raise?

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Raises have been few and far between in the past few years, but here's why Google gave all its workers a 10 percent raise this year.
June 20, 2011 in Compensation and Benefits
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