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Small Businesses Giving Back Makes a Big Impact on Local Communities
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Small Businesses Giving Back Makes a Big Impact on Local Communities

January 18, 2019,

SCORE’s infographic, “Small Business Charitable Giving: Big Impact on Local Communities,” delves into how small businesses give back to their communities.

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Work with Independent Contractors? How to Avoid an IRS Crackdown

January 10, 2019,

Behavioral control, financial control, and relationship of the parties are all aspects to consider when classifying workers as employees or independent contractors.

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How to Create an Employee Handbook for Your Small Business: The Ultimate Guide

December 19, 2018,

An employee handbook is a compilation of your company's policies and protocols, as well as employees' legal rights and obligations. Read why you need one and how to create it.

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Resources to Help You Create an Effective Employee Handbook

December 6, 2018,

A small business has several resources available to help them put together a comprehensive employee handbook. Here are tips on how to get your employees read it, too.

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Steel Your Small Business Against Employee Theft

November 29, 2018,

Burglary or theft is the most common reason for small business insurance claims, accounting for 20% of all. In some cases, an employee turns out to be the culprit.

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How to Upgrade Employee Learning Opportunities

July 25, 2018,

U.S. companies spent $90.6 billion in employee learning in 2017 alone. Here are a few ideas for upgrading your employee learning opportunities, make better use of your budget and keep employees engaged.

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How to Explain Paycheck Withholdings, Deductions & Contributions to Your Employees

July 19, 2018,

42% of all employees say taxes and deductions on their paycheck are confusing to read and understand. Here’s how to help employees understand their paycheck withholdings, deductions and contributions.

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The 7 Secrets to Stop Wasting Thousands on Poorly Run Meetings

July 17, 2018,

A poorly run meeting can weaken company morale and cost you thousands of dollars in lost wages and productivity. Here are 7 secrets to running effective meetings.

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6 Ways to Attract Applicants to a Small Business

June 27, 2018,

This article discusses the most important aspects of attracting new applicants to your company. You may not be able to provide everything on the list, if you can find an applicant who desperately wants something that you can provide, you have a much better chance of bringing them on board.

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Secrets to Managing a Store Successfully: Part II

June 20, 2018,

To prosper in today’s environment, small retailers need to adapt to the ever-changing market. Here, we define four additional best practices store managers can adopt to improve store operations.

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Why the Open Office Fad Will Fail

June 19, 2018,

An open-plan office appears to be the perfect environment, but these collaborative working conditions might not be as pleasurable as the pictures make them seem.

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