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Is a little decision-making help needed to complete your employees' retirement plans?

This story appears in the December 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Panicked employees who are worried about the diminishing valuesof their 401(k)s don't do much for a company's morale.While it's impossible for an entrepreneur to reverse the impactof a bear market, you can help your employees position theirportfolios to get better long-term results.

Many business owners have stepped in to help employees get themost from their retirement plans. Whether it's providing freeor low-cost access to independent financial advisors, hostingin-house investment seminars or circulating financial planningresource lists on the company intranet, making an effort to helpparticipants in your company's retirement plan goes a long wayto restore confidence in what has become a key compensation perk atsmall businesses.

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