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    Techniques for Documenting Your Business Processes

    by on December 4, 2013

    One big difference between your small business and a Fortune 100 company is the sheer volume of documentation that guide its everyday operations.

    But even if you have only a few employees, writing down your most essential procedures can be beneficial. Having…

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    Affordable Care Act Online Enrollment Delayed for Small Businesses

    by on December 3, 2013

    The Obama administration last week announced a one-year delay for some small businesses planning to buy health insurance coverage online for their employees. In the meantime, instead of applying for policies via the problem-plagued government website, Healthc…

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    Small Businesses Add 10,000 Jobs in November, Up for First Time in Four Months

    by on December 3, 2013

    For the first time in four months, the November Intuit Small Business Employment Index showed an increase in employment. The hiring rate was up for the first time in four years.

    The October Intuit Small Business Revenue Index showed declines in all industries…

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    What to Do When an Employee Cries

    by on December 2, 2013

    Tears can be tough to handle, particularly when it’s an employee who lets loose the waterworks. How best to respond as the boss is a delicate matter.

    Dan Chmielewski remembers when, as a manager, he had to put an employee on probation. “I was told by HR …

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    Building a Strong Company Culture

    by on November 29, 2013

    Creating a positive work culture — even with just a few employees — can be a key component to your company’s success.

    In fact, a recent Deloitte study found a link between having a clearly defined sense of purpose and strong financial performance: Nine out…

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    In the Trenches: Getting IT Help

    by on November 27, 2013

    In recent months, my web host’s performance had grown increasingly worse. Downtime was up, and the time it took to load my blog, the Cranky Flier, had slowed to a crawl far too often. The time had come to switch to another web host, and I decided to make t…

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    10 Tips for Selecting a Social Media Manager

    by on November 27, 2013

    Feeling a little behind the technological times? If you’re running a business (or older than 25), keeping up with the latest social media trends can take more time than you have to invest.

    However, in terms of staying relevant, maintaining an online presenc…

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    Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

    by on November 25, 2013

    With new social media networks sprouting like weeds, it can be tough to tend your own garden.

    In a 2012 survey of 500 small businesses, Vertical Response Marketing found that a third of owners, proprietors, and CEOs want to spend less time on social media. …

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