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Time to Ban Tips? How to Figure Out What's Best for Your Restaurant
BY business.com editorial staff

Banning tipping is still controversial, but it's gaining in popularity. Is it right for your restaurant?

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Health Insurance: Employer and Employee Costs in 2020
BY Max Freedman

Health insurance costs are a major factor in choosing an employee benefits package. Here's what to expect in 2020.

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4 Steps to a Successful HRIS Audit
BY business.com editorial staff

When evaluating a human resources information system (or auditing your current one), keeps these four things in mind.

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Why Every Company Needs Business Process Management
BY business.com editorial staff

To become and remain successful and competitive, businesses must continuously improve their processes.

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Fast, Good or Cheap – Pick Three?
BY business.com editorial staff

The Iron Triangle has obvious shortcomings. Learn how the lean startup process is the best way to achieve "fast," "good" and "cheap" all in one project.

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Should Your Business Hire an SEO Expert?
BY business.com editorial staff

You can try to go it alone, but it's worth it to improve your revenue through better SEO.

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Does Your Business Have a Battle Rhythm? Why You Need One
BY business.com editorial staff

Businesses can learn much from the key aspects of military battle rhythm.

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Is It Time to Hire a CPA?
BY Max Freedman

Filing your own small business taxes may not be the best practice for you or your business.

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How Agile Project Management Principles Can Modernize M&A
BY business.com editorial staff

Agile is adaptive, iterative, flexible and particularly well suited for M&A.

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How to Craft an Effective Remote Work Policy
BY Laura Spawn

As telecommuting becomes increasingly popular, having a well-thought-out remote work policy is critical.

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8 Tips for Effective Crisis Communications in the Workplace
BY business.com editorial staff

It's important to have a crisis communications plan in place before you need it.

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Do You Need an Employee Handbook?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what an employee handbook is and why your company needs one.

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4 Ways Leaders Can Empower Team Members Struggling With Change
BY Deborah Sweeney

Talk about opportunities for innovation with all team members.

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Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
BY Kiely Kuligowski

If you're suddenly managing your team remotely, these tips can help you communicate effectively, calm fears and keep your business running smoothly.

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LLC: Why You Need to Create One to Protect Your Assets
BY business.com editorial staff

An LLC may be costly to start, but a lawsuit would cost more.

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4 Recruiting Models: Which is the Best for Your Company?
BY business.com editorial staff

Hiring the right people starts with having the right recruiting model in place.

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The Influence of Leadership Styles: How Givers and Takers Match Up
BY business.com editorial staff

Workplaces are full of givers, takers, and matchers. What are the pros and cons of various leadership styles?

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Employee Rights You're Violating Right Now
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Are you violating your employees' rights? Find out which violations are the most common and what you need to know to avoid making them.

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How to Keep Your Small Business on Track During the Coronavirus Pandemic
BY Nickolas Strain

You can't control the pandemic or the economy, but you can control your business's actions. Focus on these three areas.

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How to Keep Your Employees Healthy During the Coronavirus
BY Skye Schooley

You have a legal and ethical duty to keep your employees safe during the coronavirus.

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More Than Words: How to Create a Values-Driven Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Your company's defined values are just words. What you need is a culture that lives those words. Here's how to get to the core of your culture.

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7 Powerful Tips for Highly Productive Online Meetings
BY business.com editorial staff

If anything could make meetings worse, it's having to travel across the country to attend one. Here are tips for productive online meetings.

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Flat vs. Tall: What's the Ideal Structure for Your Organization?
BY business.com editorial staff

The structure and management of your company become the lifeblood of the company culture. Are you flat or tall? Which is best? Learn more.

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Why Companies Are Choosing Freelancers Over Full-Time Employees
BY business.com editorial staff

On-demand workers are an increasingly popular option for corporations.

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Your Open Office Didn't Work? 5 Better Ways to Boost Collaboration
BY Jason Myers

Open offices haven't necessarily improved communication and collaboration. True collaboration depends less on what your office looks like than on how it operates.

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How to Build a Strong Company Culture (Even When You All Work From Home)
BY Kunal Chandiramani

Your whole team may now work from home, but company culture is as vital as ever. If you maintain a culture of trust and empathy, it will strengthen the backbone of your company.

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The Pros and Cons of Using a PEO
BY business.com editorial staff

PEOs help with must-need business practices like payroll and workers' compensation.

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Why Having a Diverse Board Is Good for Business
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Diversity introduces fresh perspectives and challenges old thinking. Learn how to create a diverse board of directors for your business, and find out how it can improve your bottom line.

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What Sole Proprietors Need to Know About Business Licenses
BY business.com editorial staff

If you conduct business, even as a sole proprietor, you have some municipal rules.

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Should You Require Contracts as a Freelancer?
BY business.com editorial staff

Considering freelancing? Here's everything you need to know about freelance contracts.