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Employees may be stressed managing home, work reputations

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Employees concerned about their reputations as dedicated workers and caring parents may experience stress or an identity change, research from the University of Georgia found. “In our experiences studying working parents, we heard a lot of people say things like, ‘He’s ...

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Choice of business structure important for business owners

Randi Hewit

An owner’s choice of business structure can have wide-ranging impacts, including how the business is taxed, how protected the owner is from liability and what kind of reports and business processes are required. Choosing a structure for a business can be easier ...

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Loans can be a tool for small business growth

Rachel Estapa

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been getting  phone calls asking if I’d like to consider a business loan up to $250,000. Because, of course, you’re going to take on a loan of a quarter million dollars, plus interest, to ...

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Important to think about retirement on first day of job

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It’s not exaggerating to say that your financial plan for retirement begins the first day on your first job. “Starting younger has been proven time and time again that it’s the easiest way to have a successful retirement,” said Susan ...

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6 top tax and bookkeeping books for small business owners

A quick Google search on missed tax deductions will bring up articles listing anywhere from seven to as many as 50 commonly missed tax deductions. Indeed, the tax code’s extreme complexity makes it highly likely that small business owners will ...

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5 surprising stats about disengaged employees

These days, we’re hard-pressed to find an employer in disagreement with what is now common wisdom: employee engagement is essential to organizational success. Whether it’s customer service, profitability, or employee retention, the canon of data supporting the positive effects of ...

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How to create, claim, and verify your Google Business listing


Getting your business verified by Google requires you to create a Google business account, locate your Google Maps listing, and claim that listing. It’s a bit of a process, but it is well worth it. A Google My Business profile ...

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Building a prospect list

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Whether you are building a new sales team or expanding an existing operation, finding and reaching new customers is one of the most difficult challenges that your company must address. Even the best of your salespeople will sometimes struggle to ...

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In response to the #MeToo movement, executives and managers report changes in behavior

Nearly a third of 1,034 executives said they have changed their behaviors to a “moderate, great or very great extent” to avoid behavior that could be perceived as sexual harassment, according to recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management. About a quarter of 1,022 managers said they have changed their behaviors, according to the same research about the impact of the #MeToo movement.

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Employers not rushing to raise wages

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Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected. Some references to Mary Ann Sardone used an incorrect name in an earlier version of this story. The unknown new territory presented to corporations and their budgets by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of ...

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The culture revolution: Bracing for the third wave


American businesses are experiencing a cultural tsunami that is radically changing the business and employee experience landscapes. It will lead to the cleansing of organizations that fail to prepare for the tsunami. Two waves have already hit the workplace with ...

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10 ways to give your workplace a millennial-friendly makeover in 2019

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By the year 2025, millennials will make up approximately 75 percent of the workforce, which amounts to three out of every four workers. If you’re a business owner or human resources professional, you know exactly how important these numbers are. ...

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