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LISTEN AND TRUST: THE POWER OF COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT

Many business owners are accustomed to running the whole show. But as your company grows, you’ll likely be better off sharing responsibility for major decisions. Whether you’ve recruited experienced managers or developed “home grown” talent, you can empower these employees by taking a
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FedEx and the Contractor vs. Employee Question – The Debate Continues

As Fedex just received a huge slap from the IRS about how they treat their independent contractor delivery staff, employers are once again debating the best way to classify their own employees.  Starting with the 2009 Recession, tough times have forced many business owners to shift th
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Help Wanted

More than 20 million Americans have been out of work or under employed each month since the 2009 recession began, says a November 2012 report on CBS’s news program, 60 Minutes.  Employers are eagerly searching for trained workers to fill technical entry level and mid-level positions. 
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The Inside Scoop on Employee Compensation

Small businesses struggle with countless tasks but hiring the right employees and finding ways to compensate them is by far one of the biggest stressors. According to Joseph Kilmartin, Director of Compensation at Salary.com, employers need to look past compensation alone and focus on
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Need to Learn Technology? Get a Younger Mentor

Business leaders are constantly encouraging executives and entrepreneurs to share their experience and business acumen with greener students and young professionals, but what happens when the teacher needs to learn a few new tricks herself?  There’s an increasing trend to bring on int
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Post-College Start-ups on the Rise

The last decade hasn’t been kind to the Millennials. Those 18-29 year-olds that struggled to get an after school job are now some of the most highly educated and underemployed or unemployed Americans this country has ever seen.  Staying in college beyond the four-year bachelor’s
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You Filed For an Extension – Now What?

Like 12 million of your fellow Americans, you have filed form 4868 and requested a six-month extension and may be wondering what’s next.  Below are some steps for completing your taxes and ways to avoid expensive penalties. Filing the extension on time (postmarked by 11:59 p.m. on 4/1
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Is Your Business Poised for Overnight Success?

The pace of today’s business is real-time.  There’s little delay for production, shipping or even payments. On-demand environments have pushed start-ups and small businesses into a new growth curve.  Business innovators like Geoffrey Moore have written best-sellers describing the perf
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Business Casualty, Disaster and Theft Losses

Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to the effects of a catastrophic event such as a fire, flood, tornado, most recently landslides, or other natural disaster.  While business casualty and other types of insurance coverage are available, there will still be other losses that
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