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Make the Firing Process Easier

Make the Firing Process Easier

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Firing an employee is likely low on your list of favorite tasks. These tips can help make this difficult situation as easy as possible for both you and the employee.
November 14, 2012 in Managing Employees

Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You’ll Still Need a Sidekick

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Business is nothing like comic books or the movies, but having sidekick when the going gets tough can’t hurt. This Halloween, consider finding the Robin to your Batman.
October 31, 2012 in Starting a Business
5 Cutting Edge Ways to Combat Employee Theft

5 Cutting Edge Ways to Combat Employee Theft

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Keep your company's assets safe with these state-of-the-art technologies.
October 24, 2012 in Security
JJ Ramberg: Focus on the 'Why' to Hook Customers, Investors

JJ Ramberg: Focus on the 'Why' to Hook Customers, Investors

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Sure, you need to tell people "what" you do. But they'll be far more interested in "why" you do it, says TV host and entrepreneur JJ Ramberg.
October 16, 2012 in Finding Customers
How to Avoid Workplace Political Spats

How to Avoid Workplace Political Spats

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This election season, your employees may quarrel over candidates. Labor attorney Robin E. Shea offers tips, plus a free example of a harassment policy.
October 10, 2012 in Grow Your Business

How to Handle Problem Employees -- And Fire Them if Needed

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No one envy's an entrepreneur when it's time to let problem employees go. Here's how to make the process as smooth as possible.
September 7, 2012 in Business Management

What the Founder of Travel Site Trippy Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

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Serial entrepreneur J.R. Johnson launched his first company 12 years ago at age 28. Here's what he wishes he knew then.
September 5, 2012 in Starting a Business

How to Talk to 'Nerds' and Why You Should

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For non-technical entrepreneurs, bringing a developer on board is only half the battle. You also need to be able to communicate. Here’s how to get it right.
August 29, 2012 in Business Management
No Time to Hire? Enter the Virtual Interview

No Time to Hire? Enter the Virtual Interview

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Jody Presti created JobOn, an online service that allows job applicants to answer questions via webcam. Subway, Starbucks and Pizza Hut are using it.
August 9, 2012 in Franchises

7 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

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Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
July 26, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees

5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees

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Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
July 19, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That

Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That

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Social media-style programs give workers public kudos when they go above and beyond. Consider these employee rewards-and-recognition apps.
July 5, 2012 in Motivation and Retention

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
3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time

3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time

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Managing employees comes with hidden costs. Find out how to protect yourself from situations that can emotionally and financially devastate a business.
June 20, 2012 in Managing Employees
How to Make Sure Company Secrets Stay When Employees Move On

How to Make Sure Company Secrets Stay When Employees Move On

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Measures you can take to stop proprietary data from leaving with your workers.
June 13, 2012 in Security
Tech Tools for Keeping a Digital Eye on Employees

Tech Tools for Keeping a Digital Eye on Employees

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These apps and services can help you monitor your staff -- and do it legally.
May 31, 2012 in Security
3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online

3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online

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A look at the benefits and pitfalls of following your workers' digital footprints.
May 31, 2012 in Security
Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

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Business owners often oppose the minimum wage because it reduces their profits. But their position might be more helpful to low-skilled workers than the altruistic views of elected officials.
May 25, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

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In a tough economy, job seekers can be tempted to fudge facts or outright lie on their resumes. Here's how to catch them in the act.
May 9, 2012 in Hiring Center
Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again

Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again

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To attract and retain great employees, Fortune 1000 companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on training. Small businesses can't afford not to compete.
April 19, 2012 in Human Resources
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
Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

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Follow these suggestions to simplify the interviewing process and help make sure it turns up the best candidates.
January 26, 2012 in Hiring Center
Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

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Last year was bleak for many small businesses, but sales, along with hiring, appear to be on their way up. Here's a look at some of the factors that could affect staffing plans -- for betteror worse -- in 2012.
January 4, 2012 in Hiring Center
Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

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A professor of business ethics advises on if and when to allow employees to moonlight on startups of their own.
December 24, 2011 in Managing Employees

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