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7 Digital Signing Apps for Contracts and Other Agreements

Posted In GOING GREEN

Leaving a paper trail is so 20th century. Using an electronic John Hancock to sign digital documents can save you time, money, and the environment. Digital signatures got their legitimate start in June 2000, when then-President Bill Clinton signed the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. The ESIGN legislation validated the legality of [...]
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7 Mobile Apps for Recognizing and Rewarding Employees

Posted In EMPLOYEES

Recognizing your employees’ good work can not only boost morale, but also increase productivity, encourage collaboration, and reduce staff turnover. You could opt for traditional rewards, such as VIP parking spaces and employee-of-the-month plaques. Or you could take the more modern approach of using an employee-recognition app to give kudos. These mobile apps are often [...]
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8 End-of-Summer Contests for Small Businesses

Posted In MONEY

Contests and competitions offer an excellent way for your business to get publicity, build brand awareness, and interact with other small-business leaders. Even if you don’t win a prize (such as funding, technology, or free advice), you could earn bragging rights (such as Entrepreneur or Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Company, or Best New [...]
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10 Useful Websites for Hiring Your Next Employee

Posted In EMPLOYEES

You'd like to hire an employee to help take your business to the next level, but you're overwhelmed by the sheer number of employment websites out there. Which ones are reliable? Which are most popular? Which have a solid track record? Here are 10 websites (in no particular order) that can help you tap into [...]
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10 Helpful Blogs About Health Care Benefits

Posted In EMPLOYEES

As a small-business owner, you have a lot on your plate, from marketing your services to managing your cash flow. Add employee health care benefits to the mix, and you may feel as if your plate is overflowing. The Intuit Small Business Blog rounded up 10 helpful blogs about health care benefits to support you [...]
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What Small-Business Owners Need to Know about Health Care Benefits

Posted In EMPLOYEES

Offering comprehensive benefits to employees can help you attract, hire, and retain the best workers. Yet many small-business owners believe that health care insurance is a luxury they can’t afford. The good news: Thanks to new incentives, tax credits, industry reform, and nontraditional plans, health care insurance may be within reach. Here are a few things [...]
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8 Ways Small Businesses Can Support St. Jude's Thanks and Giving Program

Posted In BUSINESS PROFILES

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, has been on a mission to save children’s lives ever since it opened its doors 50 years ago. The hospital treats nearly 6,000 young patients annually, and it is committed to finding cures for some of the deadliest childhood diseases. As a research facility, St. Jude has [...]
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Monster Mini Golf’s Rich and Alice Rathjen on Becoming Mini Franchise Moguls

Posted In FRANCHISING

Rich and Alice Rathjen wanted to be franchise owners of Monster Mini Golf so much that they packed up their belongings and relocated from New York to Pennsylvania. Their dream came true in 2009, when they opened a putt-putt course near Pittsburgh. The Rathjens had to negotiate a few bumps, traps, and obstacles to become [...]
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