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What IRS Forms 1094-C and 1095-C Mean for Small Businesses
By Andrew Martins | June 09, 2020

The Affordable Care Act requires all eligible businesses to provide proof of insurance to the IRS. Both 1094-C and 1095-C are important parts of that requirement.

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Business as Usual No More: How Companies Are Adapting and Innovating Amid Disruption
By Nancy Harris | June 09, 2020

Companies have also been forced to not only rethink norms when it comes to their employees but also to embrace a new vision of what a collaborative and productive workforce truly looks like.

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The Small Business Guide to Employee Handbooks
By Dennis O’Keefe | June 08, 2020

An employee handbook, or staff manual, outlines your company's policies, procedures and behavioral expectations that direct your team's actions.

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How Your HR Team Can Support Your Remote Workers
By Jared Atchison | June 08, 2020

The shift to remote work means that HR must rise to the occasion to support both the business and employees. In the post, you'll learn the ways HR leaders can offer support to teams as they adjust to...

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How the Affordable Care Act Applies to Your Business in 2020
By Skye Schooley | June 08, 2020

Learn what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is and how it impacts your business in 2020.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Office Workflow
By business.com editorial staff | June 05, 2020

Does your daily workflow feel hectic or like there's never enough time? Here are some ways to make it smoother.

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5 Principles for Becoming an Experimental Leader
By Melanie Parish | June 04, 2020

Elevate the dialogue around leadership. Give people a clear path to help them try new things, and create space for innovation with experimental leadership methods.

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Collaboration Eats the Smartest Person in the Room for Breakfast
By Sue Bingham | June 04, 2020

We’re in a new era of work that calls for a new style of leadership. Instead of giving employees orders, you must inspire them.

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Dating in the Office: What's the Best Policy?
By business.com editorial staff | June 04, 2020

It's just good business to have an office dating policy in place.

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Owning Your Onboarding Process Is the Key to Success With New Hires
By Christine Alemany | June 04, 2020

Your team culture includes how you work with one another, so it's important that new hires are empowered to do their jobs.

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Hiring? 15 Interview Questions to Ask a Software Engineer
By business.com editorial staff | June 03, 2020

Are you fluent in engineering? If not, here are 15 great interview questions to ask a software engineer.

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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Safeguard Employee Well-Being During a Crisis
By Howard Goldstein | June 01, 2020

Ensuring the physical and mental well-being of your employees is critical for the survival of your business.

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How to Foster Employee Retention in the Restaurant Industry
By business.com editorial staff | June 01, 2020

Workers come and go often. Learn how to keep your best employees

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Why Your Performance Management System Is Failing
By business.com editorial staff | June 01, 2020

If your team isn't performing well, check for these problems with your performance management system.

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18 Places to Find Talented Freelancers
By Scott Gerber | June 01, 2020

These 18 entrepreneurs delve into where online freelance talent is most readily found.

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Showing Employee Appreciation During Extreme Circumstances
By Andrew Martins | June 01, 2020

The novel coronavirus and resulting lockdown has been stressful for everyone, so it's important to show your employees how thankful you are for their hard work and sacrifice.

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7 Strategies to Motivate Your Remote Team
By Jason McCann | June 01, 2020

In order to get the. most out of employees who are working from home, it is critical to keep them motivated and engaged.

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How to Prevent the Most Common Office Accidents
By business.com editorial staff | May 29, 2020

Keep your workforce safe and worker's compensation premiums affordable by following these basic safety precautions.

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Leading by Example: How to Model Effective Time Management as a CEO
By Angela Koch | May 28, 2020

The art of time management might seem like a myth, but CEOs are tremendously skilled at it. Here are three tricks I use to manage my time effectively and live a better life.

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5 Lessons I Learned While Working From Home
By Mark Roberts | May 28, 2020

We have all learned lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to work efficiently in a remote situation and how remote work may impact the future.

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How to Capitalize on Talent With a Distributed Workforce
By Michael Mueller | May 28, 2020

COVID-19 has accelerated the timeline for shifting to remote work, which may mean rethinking how you approach your workforce.

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10 Lessons in Corporate Ethics From the GM Recall
By business.com editorial staff | May 28, 2020

The GM recall reminded the American car giant that with great power comes great responsibility. Learn from its mistakes with these 10 tips.

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How to Optimize Your Online Business Meetings
By Jared Atchison | May 27, 2020

Online business meetings have grown since more businesses are working remotely. Learn how to conduct effective, efficient meetings.

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How to Quit Your Job Without Burning Bridges
By business.com editorial staff | May 27, 2020

How you conduct yourself during your last few weeks directly affects your reputation.

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HSA vs. FSA: What Impact Does It Have on Employers?
By Andrew Martins | May 26, 2020

The American healthcare system is expensive and confusing, but for most employers, the choice boils down to HSA or FSA. Both have benefits and shortcomings, so it's important to know the difference.

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How to Handle a Bad Hire
By Skye Schooley | May 26, 2020

If you made a bad hiring decision, follow this five-step approach to resolve the issue

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Construction Project Management Software Buying Guide
By business.com editorial staff | May 23, 2020

Construction project management software streamlines tasks and helps you keep track of projects and personnel. See how to find the right program for your company.

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The Pros and Cons of Flexible Benefits
By Skye Schooley | May 21, 2020

Learn what flexible benefits are and how they can help you attract and retain top talent.

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Use Role-Playing to Engage Your Sales Force
By business.com editorial staff | May 20, 2020

Sales skills can be taught, and role-playing is a great way to improve them. Here are five tips to incorporate role-playing into your sales training.

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Treat COVID-19 Remote Work as a Test Run
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | May 20, 2020

Remote work is becoming more popular with companies and employees. Treat the remote work trend during COVID-19 as a test run for what the future might hold.