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    How to Reform 4 Types of 'Problem Employees'

    by on September 16, 2013

    No matter how hard you strive to recruit and hire overachievers, you may occasionally miss the mark. Given the high cost of turnover, your best bet is to try to reform poor performers before considering termination.

    Here are four common types of “problem e…

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    In the Trenches: Building a Business With Less of Me

    by on September 11, 2013

    There’s no doubt that my name is synonymous with the Cranky Flier and Cranky Concierge. In fact, I’m so closely tied to the Cranky brand, which I built from scratch, that it’s not uncommon for people to simply refer to me as “Cranky” instead of Brett…

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    How to Reduce Your Working Hours

    by on September 9, 2013

    Do you keep track of the number of hours you work each week?

    In a recent survey [PDF] by Yodle, an online marketing company, only 52 percent of small-business owners said they work 40 hours or fewer per week. The other 48 percent said they clock 41 or more …

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    Employing Teens During the School Year: Understanding the Legal Limits

    by on September 6, 2013

    Recent studies show that some 80 percent of students in the United States work part-time while they attend school. These workers — who range from high school to university students — clock an average of 19 hours a week on the job during the academic year.

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  • Expert Advice on How to Be a More Confident Business Leader

    by on September 5, 2013

    Running a successful small business is reason enough to be confident about your leadership skills. But exuding that confidence doesn’t come easily for some entrepreneurs, which unfortunately may deter customers.

    Let’s face it, people are attracted to — …

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    In the Trenches: Our Business Credit Card Strategy

    by on September 4, 2013

    You might think by the title of this post that I’m talking about a strategy for accepting credit cards. But that’s not the case. I’m referring to our strategy for using credit cards to pay for some of our business expenses. It’s a strategy that requires a lot …

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    Small Business Employment Remained (Almost) Flat in August

    by on September 4, 2013

    U.S. small business employment saw a slight decline of 0.01 percent in August, while revenues continued to drop. The employment decline equates to approximately 1,300 jobs lost for businesses that employ less than 20 workers. The relatively marginal decrease m…

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    5 Tips for Finding Top Talent for Your Small Business

    by on August 28, 2013

    You’re looking to hire a few talented professionals who will help you take your small business to the next level. But you’re having a tough time recruiting qualified candidates in today’s overcrowded job market.

    You aren’t alone: Six out of 10 small-b…

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