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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?
Why We Replaced (In)Human Resources with 'Employee Experience'

Why We Replaced (In)Human Resources with 'Employee Experience'

HR departments have an uncanny knack for being disliked by both employees and leadership. One company dumped HR and shares their experience.
Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage

Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage

(Closely-Held) corporations aren’t just people, they’re religious people. Supreme Court decision finds certain private companies can sidestep birth control mandate.
What Payroll Schedule is Best for Your Business?

What Payroll Schedule is Best for Your Business?

The pros and cons of semi-monthly and bi-weekly pay periods -- yes, there is a big difference.
Obamacare Is Turning Top Performers Into Free Agents

Obamacare Is Turning Top Performers Into Free Agents

Company health insurance is no longer enough to keep would-be entrepreneurs tethered to corporate jobs.
The 25 Best Companies for Employee Compensation and Benefits

The 25 Best Companies for Employee Compensation and Benefits

Unsurprisingly, the tech sector dominates the list. But can you guess who came in at No. 2?
Why Mark Zuckerberg's $1 Salary Means Nothing

Why Mark Zuckerberg's $1 Salary Means Nothing

The CEO and co-founder of Facebook may have a $1 salary on paper, but he took home $3.3 billion by exercising stock options for 2013.
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.
Does Your Job Satisfy You? (Infographic)

Does Your Job Satisfy You? (Infographic)

An infographic from LinkedIn explores what motivates employees all around the world.
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.
Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

What fledgling healthcare entrepreneurs learned from Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad might surprise you.
Still Stumped by Obamacare? Health Co-Ops May be an Option.

Still Stumped by Obamacare? Health Co-Ops May be an Option.

Run by members, not shareholders, health co-ops might offer a strong alternative to small businesses weighing their coverage alternatives.
4 Reasons You Should Let Your Team Set its Salaries

4 Reasons You Should Let Your Team Set its Salaries

Putting the power in the hands of employees could lead to a happier and more productive environment.
Why Do Things Often Go Bad Between Founders and Financial Managers?

Why Do Things Often Go Bad Between Founders and Financial Managers?

The biggest culprit is an owner who's demanding more from his or her accountant team than those people are qualified to handle.
Tell Us: How Much is Too Much for a CEO to Make?

Tell Us: How Much is Too Much for a CEO to Make?

Switzerland overwhelmingly voted down a measure that would have capped executive pay at 12 times the salary of the lowest-paid employee.
Reality Check: Not Everyone Deserves a Bonus

Reality Check: Not Everyone Deserves a Bonus

If you reward an employee's subpar performance, you're only hurting your business. Here are four tips on how to handle the bonus process the right way.
Readying for Obamacare's Small Business Exchanges

Readying for Obamacare's Small Business Exchanges

The insurance exchange for companies opens November 1. Don't let delays keep you from weighing all your company's healthcare options.
5 Steps to Better Performance Reviews

5 Steps to Better Performance Reviews

How to conduct year-end reviews that are practical, meaningful and motivational for employees.
What Businesses Need to Know About Obamacare

What Businesses Need to Know About Obamacare

Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act has started and we've got the ultimate guide to help business owners like yourself navigate the changes.
Big Companies' Reactions to Health Reform

Big Companies' Reactions to Health Reform

Obamacare sparks health-care changes at blue chip companies.
What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Obamacare

What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Obamacare

5 options for sole proprietors sorting through their health insurance options.
With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014

With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014

Though Washington state's small business insurance exchange won't be ready until at least 2015, many states will provide a range of choices.
Obamacare Answers a Few Clicks Away

Obamacare Answers a Few Clicks Away

The new healthcare reforms can be confusing. Here are a few resources to get you the guidance you need.

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