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News and Articles About Benefits

Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth
Growth Strategies

Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth

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.
Scott Shane
Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First
Growth Strategies

Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Getting your team's input should be one of your first steps to prepare for the new health reforms.
Arlene Weintraub
Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?
Growth Strategies

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.
Gwen Moran
The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy
Growth Strategies

The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

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.
Gwen Moran
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan
Growth Strategies

Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
Arlene Weintraub
Forget Stock Options, Bitcoin Becomes a Must-Have Startup Perk
Starting a Business

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

Though controversial and full of risks, startups are hoping Bitcoin will help them reel in top talent.
Andrea Huspeni
DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business
Growth Strategies

DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

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.
Catherine Clifford
Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes
Growth Strategies

Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Employers are required to notify workers of their insurance options under Obamacare by Oct. 1. Will you be ready?
Arlene Weintraub
Growth Strategies

How to Hire the Best Recent Graduates for Your Business

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.
Gwen Moran
Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan
Franchises

Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

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

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

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.
Walter Chen
The Basics of Obamacare
Growth Strategies

The Basics of Obamacare

Here are the vitals you need to know about SMBs and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Gwen Moran
Finance

The Real Power of Health Insurance

Health insurance isn't a nice perk, it's a requirement for anyone choosing to go it alone as an entrepreneur.
J.D. Roth
Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare
Growth Strategies

Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

Plan ahead for Obamacare to control costs and limit confusion.
Arlene Weintraub