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Small Business Absent With Leave

 The best defense is to have the right policy in place here are four tips to help avoid minefields. It’s rarely easy for a small business to work around the loss of an employee who’s out on a leave of absence. But you may have to…

4 Tactics To Turn Around Employee Negativity

Be open to hearing what your employees have to say, even when how they are saying it is not easy to hear. Be prepared to demonstrate to your employees your openness to working with them to find solutions. Here are four tactics to address…

Interviewing for Authenticity

Part 2 in the New Year, New Hires series. Part 1 is entitled Kick Off The New Decade With A New Hire: A Refresher Course On Hiring Happy new year and new decade to all! As promised, I am sharing the second part in the…

3 Reasons Why Every Moment Matters

What your prospects, clients and employees are thinking in key moments when you aren’'t paying attention. Imagine this: You’'re in a hurry. You’'ve got to go to the bank, the post office, and the printer and be back in the office…

Employees Are Your Most Valuable Assets

Creating a solid fringe benefit program for your employees will build value for them and for your small business. As they say, it’s the little things that matter If your employees are your bread and butter, don’t skimp on

How to Keep Your Best Employees

It can be difficult for Hispanic small businesses to retain top talent; however, it’s not impossible. In this article, you can learn the main reasons employees leave and how to prevent turnover of your best performers. Losing a…

Work Made for Hire and Intellectual Property

Protecting a small business’s intellectual property. Protecting a business’s intellectual property fundamentally requires the imposition on employees and contractors of some level of restrictions on their ability both to disclose…

5 Strategies for Motivating Employees

Valuing your employees will help build your business   What motivates people?  As a business owner or leader it is imperative that you understand what motivates people because without people your business could not succeed.

Your Employees Can Help Move the Needle

Here are 10 steps to engage your employees and increase your bottom line Statistics show that companies with engaged employees enjoy a 27% higher operating margin than their competitors. An engaged employee is a person who is…

The 9 Key Pitfalls of Hiring

Hispanic small businesses must be aware of laws relating to the hiring of employees. As any Hispanic small business owner knows, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of federal, state and local laws that must be

Retirement Plans Can Attract the Best Talent

3 key considerations when selecting a 401k retirement plan to improve the small business talent and retention competitive edge I am sure you have seen the ads challenging your knowledge on how much money you will need for…

Small Business Efficiency from Sameness

How achieve business efficiency from managing your time and your employees' time. One of the small business owner's greatest challenges and most important resources is the scarcity and management of time for the owner, the

Pension Plans and the Small Business Owner

Small business owners need to understand the risks and rewards of starting a pension for employees. If you own a business, and want an easy tax deduction, many so-called investment professionals want you to open a

3 Small Business Year-End Priority Tactics

How to Put Away What No Longer Serves Your Business. Resolutions, although most of us seem to make them every New Year, rarely work because they are usually founded on a context of resistance. “What you resist persists,”

Determining Management Styles

...and When Best To Utilize Them At some point 22 years ago I started my career as a design assistant in the fashion industry. I then became a designer, then a senior designer. Then all of a sudden in the blink of an eye, I…

Preparing For an Employee’s First Day

Effective on-boarding enables new employees to establish a network and foster a spirit of collaboration. Once the decision to hire has been established and the new employee is on board orientation is

Adventures Abound With Career Opportunities

Small businesses need talent, recognize an opportunity and be willing to listen carefully and consider all angles and factors Life presents opportunities every day. We hear the knock on our door and rush to open it or ignore it,…

Summer’s Coming, Planning a Company Outing?

Now is the time to plan for a company party, office party or event, follow these 3 simple rules and deduct 100% of your next company gathering Whether it's an office party or office event here are some basic tips to impact your bottom…

Firing Without Getting Burned

Before firing an employee make sure you have a code of standards in place to avoid wrongful discharge litigation Wrongful discharge lawsuits are an unfortunate fact of life for today’s business owners. In light of this,…

Millennial vs. Boomer: Tips On Hiring the Best

Part 2: The Millennial view- having grown up with technology see it as an essential part of how they interact with others, including fellow employees and customers In this part 2 of a two-part series, we're examining how Boomers and…

Staying Connected, Whether You Want to or Not

Always-connected smartphones have changed the way companies do business Pocket computing began years ago, thanks in large part to the popularity of Palm-like products. They allowed users to carry their contacts, calendars and…

The New Work Force

Independent workers will soon become the majority. Is it time to choose that path? I was recently laid off from my job as director of creative development at The Weather Channel. This is my second layoff since 2009. I have…

Personality Tests for Candidates Unlawful?

Use caution when conducting personality tests on potential employees as a narrow line exists between a legal personality test and an unlawful medical exam Employers have been testing job applicants for many years. For…

Brave New World

Science leads the way to new federal antidiscrimination law. In 2008 President Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits employers and insurance companies from discriminating

Get Savvy about the Rules of Overtime Pay

Hispanic Entrepreneurs Can Benefit from State and Federal Guidelines Image: Fotolia In good times and bad, employees at millions of small business nationwide are working overtime. But many small business owners may not be totally…

Pay Now, Or Pay Up Later

It is critical that employers understand both federal and state law and comply with which ever is more protective of employees. The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the number of employee class-action lawsuits claiming pay

Fire Hazard

How to dismiss an employee without getting sued The risk of a "wrongful discharge" lawsuit is an unfortunate fact of life for today's business owner. Nevertheless, sometimes an unsatisfactory employee must be fired. Here's the right