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    What You Need to Know About Hiring Short-Term Employees

    by on October 8, 2013

    The hiring of short-term, seasonal, contract, or otherwise temporary employees is on the rise among U.S. businesses. In fact, the nation’s labor force currently includes more temp workers than ever before — some 2.7 million people, according to The New Yor…

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    Could a 4-Day Workweek Work for Your Business?

    by on October 4, 2013

    The popularity of offering employees a four-day workweek seems to ebb and flow, but it’s currently back in style, as recent articles by Forbes, CNNMoney, and even Patch.com suggest.

    A four-day workweek typically allows employees to put in 10 hours a day ins…

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    How to Deliver Bad News to Employees

    by on October 3, 2013

    Nobody wants to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Let’s face it, times are less than stellar for many entrepreneurs: August was the fourth consecutive month of negative job growth for small businesses, according to …

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    Small Business Employment Almost Flat in September

    by on October 1, 2013

    U.S. small business employment saw a slight increase of 0.01 percent in September – growth so small that it is almost flat. Hours worked, compensation, and overall small business revenues dropped.
    “Small businesses employ about 20 million people. In this c…

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    How to Manage Technical and Creative Experts

    by on September 27, 2013

    As a small-business owner, you may require the specialized know-how of technical, creative, or subject-matter experts – either as full-time employees, part-timers, or consultants – from time to time. Although these professionals know way more about their s…

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    Why Your Business Needs More Entrepreneurs Than Just You

    by on September 27, 2013

    As a small-business owner, you understand the importance of finding and retaining qualified employees. The kind of people you hire can, quite literally, make or break your business. The ideal employee, therefore, is much more than someone who simply shows up o…

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    You, Smarter: 4 Ways to Make Better Decisions

    by on September 25, 2013

    Let’s face it, we all make bad decisions from time to time. This is especially true of small-business owners, who are often required to learn on the fly and make split-second decisions. Who isn’t going to make a few errors in judgment in those situations? …

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    Is a Virtual Phone System for You?

    by on September 24, 2013

    Want the telephony capabilities of a giant corporation for a fraction of the price? Consider installing a virtual phone system.

    A virtual phone system delivers traditional business features (such as handling multiple calls from different lines in varying ways…

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