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The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers

The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers

When entrepreneurs just need to bring on temporary employees for short-term projects, what is the best approach -- 1099 or W2?
The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Entitled Employees

The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Entitled Employees

It's important to remember that 'want' and 'deserve' don't always overlap.
A Guide to Giving Sales Commissions

A Guide to Giving Sales Commissions

The amount of of commission depends on a host of factors, most notably the typical commission structure in your industry.
 Negotiate With Finesse, Style and Success

Negotiate With Finesse, Style and Success

A guide to practicing the art of give-and-take while boldly asking for what you truly want in four steps.
Drive a Feedback Loop: Employees Will Benefit, So Will Your Company

Drive a Feedback Loop: Employees Will Benefit, So Will Your Company

Recognition of your staffers will help them thrive and also stimulate the growth of your firm.
7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups

7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups

Running a family business can unite members of a family but it can also tear them apart. Here are some tips keeping the peace, both at home and at the office.
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.

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.
How the New Obama Overtime Rules Will Squelch Opportunity

How the New Obama Overtime Rules Will Squelch Opportunity

By making more workers eligible for overtime, the Obama Administration may be making the job market worse, not better.
Making Sense Out of Cents: Determining Employee Compensation

Making Sense Out of Cents: Determining Employee Compensation

For companies that have received outside funding and are looking to scale, determining employee compensation can be a challenge. Here we offer a few pointers on how to get it done right.
How to Get Paid More Today

How to Get Paid More Today

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.
Is It Ever OK for Founders to Sell Off Their Company Shares?

Is It Ever OK for Founders to Sell Off Their Company Shares?

Selling stock in your company, especially if it keeps you from sleeping in your car, is not necessarily a bad move.
The Case for Paying Interns (Infographic)

The Case for Paying Interns (Infographic)

Sure, you can find college students who will work for free, but should you? Here's why paying interns benefits both students and employers.
3 Ways to Make Employee Gifts More Meaningful

3 Ways to Make Employee Gifts More Meaningful

How to go beyond the typical holiday bonus to reward employees.
Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

Whether your investors are friends and family or VCs, here's a guideline on how to pay yourself as your startup grows.
Would You Give All Your Employees A Raise?

Would You Give All Your Employees A Raise?

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.

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