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Why Integrity is the Ultimate Employee Perk

February 5, 2018,

87% of employers indicated that improving retention was a top priority for their organizations. Beyond avoiding high turnover, fostering a positive and engaging work culture also encourages higher levels of performance while reducing the risk of negative or potentially destructive behaviors.

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How Can Business Insurance Help Your Small Business?

January 23, 2018,

When you’re starting a small business—or running a growing one—there are so many expenses competing for your limited dollars that it’s easy to ignore business insurance. Spending money to protect against possible risks in the far-off future seems like a waste of your precious capital.

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Don’t Let Poor Contract Management Hurt Your Bottom Line

January 8, 2018,

Contracts form the lifeblood of any enterprise, and they’re often a company’s single greatest economic asset. Yet, according to the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM), poor contract management is costing companies an average of 9 percent of their annual revenues.

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4 Ways to Master Work-Life Balance in the New Year

January 4, 2018,

2017 has come and gone, and I’ll bet you’re already forging onward into 2018 with much to do and many goals to reach. Whether you’re working on launching a company or running an existing business, there never seem to be enough hours in the day.

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Best Tech Practices for 2018

January 2, 2018,

Staying current with small business technology is getting harder all the time, as tech seems to be in a state of continuous evolution. Your small business cannot grow unless your technology is up-to-date. What technologies are small business owners using this year? How do you stack up?

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Get Your Workspace in Shape for 2018

December 26, 2017,

When was the last time you decluttered your office? It will realistically take you a day or two (or three, depending on how disorganized you are). But when you’re done, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to start the New Year with a clear head—and office.

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How to Break Out of a Small Business Sales Rut

December 22, 2017,

Many small business owners sometimes get into a sales routine that then becomes a "rut." Usually the real problem is that they are feeling isolated, like no one else can help them with their challenges. But this is not true! Here are 4 tips to get re-energized for business success.

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