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$15 Minimum Wage: How Have SMBs Been Affected?
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2020

When a city or state government increases the minimum wage, small business owners have no choice but to comply. How are minimum wage increases affecting small businesses?

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5 Tips to Get Your Office Back to Normal After Quarantine
By Robert Moutal | June 16, 2020

As governments look to ease the global lockdown, will your employees return to your office as normal? Here are five tips to reopen your office safely and adjust to the new normal of post-COVID work.

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Does Working From Home Save Companies Money?
By Baruch Silvermann | June 16, 2020

Many full-time employees in the U.S. want to work remotely, even after the COVID-19 crisis has passed. But can working from home actually save companies money?

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15 Best Sites for Freelance Services
By business.com editorial staff | June 16, 2020

Freelancers and those needing professional talent have so many ways to connect.

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Company Culture: Defining, Building and Maintaining It During a Crisis
By Nick Bogacz | June 12, 2020

Businesses that have a well-defined and sustained company culture will be the ones to survive the COVID-19 crisis – and others that may arise.

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Cultivating Innovation in the Office
By business.com editorial staff | June 12, 2020

Here are some ways to make your workplace ripe for creativity.

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Ready to Reopen Your Retail Locations? Try These 4 Tips
By Bobby Marhamat | June 12, 2020

If you own or manage a retail business, keep these tips in mind as you reopen to the public.

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5 Warning Signs You Need to Outsource Your HR
By business.com editorial staff | June 11, 2020

Should you outsource your company's HR functions? Here are five signs that outsourcing HR may be your best strategy.

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How Companies Can Change Their Culture to Attract (and Retain) Millennials
By business.com editorial staff | June 11, 2020

Do you want more millennials to join and remain loyal to your company? Here's how to recruit and keep this age group.

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What to Know About Bereavement Leave
By Skye Schooley | June 11, 2020

Create a bereavement leave policy that follows best practices and meets legal requirements.

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Focus: The Most Important Tool for Navigating Uncertainty
By Andrew Hoag | June 10, 2020

It’s important to focus on your customers, the features required to attract and retain them, and your team during tough times.

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10 Interview Questions to Ask When Hiring a Product Manager
By business.com editorial staff | June 10, 2020

Ask these questions when looking for the right person to take on the essential role of managing your business's products.

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The End of Rank and Yank: Management Practices Revisited
By business.com editorial staff | June 10, 2020

Many businesses employ a management practice of ranking and then dismissing a certain number of employees every year. Can this approach survive?

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What Business Owners Should Know About Hiring Minors for Seasonal Work
By Skye Schooley | June 09, 2020

Learn about the benefits and labor laws associated with hiring minors.

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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.