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April 19, 2019

The Daily Rundown: SMBs See Drop in Taxes Under New Tax Law

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. It’s Friday and the jury–or at least one survey–is in on the impact of the new tax code on small businesses. Also: cool and creative perks for employees and the need for […]

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how to hire an independent contractor

April 19, 2019

How Do I Hire an Independent Contractor? 5 FAQs

Has your company thought about hiring a third-party contractor to help with your workflow? The definitions of independent contractors are changing, depending on where you’re located, but after understanding the regulations around contract workers, the process is not difficult. Whether it’s to take over emergent tasks or because you need a specialist to perform a […]

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April 18, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Falling Revenue in Q1 and the Future of Chatbots

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today we look at OSHA compliance fails, what very small businesses can tell us about the economy, and the potential for chatbots to take over the world…or at least your customer service […]

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Minimum wage changes across the US

April 18, 2019

2019 Minimum Wage Changes in the United States

This year, several minimum wage increases are set to occur across the United States and your company might be affected. In total, 26 states, the District of Columbia, and 46 other localities were impacted by these changes and for many this is just the first of several increases that are scheduled to happen each following […]

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HR grader quiz

April 18, 2019

Test Your HR IQ: The HR Grader Quiz

Human resources is a department that’s difficult to measure. Sales teams are measured by quota attainment, marketing teams by web traffic or lead generation, and even recruitment teams can be measured by applicant pool size and conversion-to-hire metrics. But what about HR? In an effort to give HR professionals a little something to get their […]

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how to write an internship offer letter

April 18, 2019

What to Include in Your Internship Offer Letter

For college students looking to beef up their qualifications with professional experience, internships can be invaluable. They get on-the-job training, college credit, and that all-important bullet point on their resumes. Often, internships can lead to full-time jobs after graduation. Employers have just as many reasons to love internships. You can hire young professionals at the […]

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April 17, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Retirement Plan Crisis and Coworking Spaces

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. On today’s agenda: SCORE’s small business retirement infographic and new legislation aimed at helping SBOs provide retirement plans for employees. Plus, a study on how coworking spaces impact employees’ professional identities. One-third […]

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what is a salary history and why is it being banned

April 17, 2019

What is a Salary History– And Why is it Being Banned?

What is a salary history? It depends on who you ask, an employer or an employee. For some, it is a commercial right and for others a glass ceiling. But workers have been increasingly fighting for the right to start each interview with a clean slate, past salary data excluded. And guess what? State and […]

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seasonal employees

April 17, 2019

How Many Hours Can Seasonal Employees Work Before Needing Insurance?

If your company hires college students or other seasonal workers for the summer, you might be wondering whether or not the law requires you to provide health insurance to them. If you are an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you should already know that you have medical benefits obligations to […]

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April 16, 2019

The Daily Rundown: The Plastic Ban and Self Employment

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Social issues take the spotlight today as we look at stories about the impact of plastic bans on small businesses, the importance of social responsibility in engaging millennials, and ways to foster […]

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April 16, 2019

The Importance of Making Room for Creativity

As the business world gets hip to the value of creativity, more and more companies are looking for ways to foster out-of-the-box and disruptive thinking to drive productivity and profits. Yet for busy mompreneurs, finding time for creative pursuits can feel like yet another task on a never-ending To-Do List. Here are few strategies for […]

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colorado company saved their future with a strong company culture

April 16, 2019

How One Colorado Company Saved Its $165M Firm Through Strong Company Culture

David Shigekane, whose last name is so hard to pronounce that people shorten it to “Sugar,” knows what qualifies for bold leadership. He’s lived it. David was appointed the president of The Neenan Company in 2014 after scaling internal ranks for 18 years and weathering what would be a near collapse of the $165-million-revenue company. […]

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