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The Best Business Liability Insurance Providers of 2020
BY Chad Brooks

Business.com is the most popular review site for business liability insurance. Compare service features and prices to make your buying decisions easy.

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What payroll service do you use and what do you like about?
QUESTION | BY Chad Brooks | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/20

Trying to learn more about what payroll services your businesses are using and whether you like the service or not. What do you like about it? What is the service missing?

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What are the most important things to consider when setting up a job/recruitment agency?
QUESTION | BY Charles Martey | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/23/20

I intend to start a recruitment agency as a sole proprietor, and I would like to know some do's and don'ts of the trade.

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I've been managing a new team for 9 months and they are unhappy. What do I do?
QUESTION | BY Leah Benard-Boggs | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/09/20

I started a company 9 months ago at a state-supported higher educational institution. I have worked in private higher education for 20 years. I am still learning the culture of my current place of...

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Will Insurers Cover Business Losses From COVID-19?
BY Dan Rafter

As restrictions start to lift, a big question remains: Will governments and lawsuits force insurance providers to cover businesses' coronavirus-related losses?

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What Are 7702 Plans, and How Can They Be Used for Retirement?
BY business.com editorial staff

These life insurance policies are tax deferred over time to build cash value.

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How the Affordable Care Act Applies to Your Business in 2020
BY Skye Schooley

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

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How to Prevent the Most Common Office Accidents
BY business.com editorial staff

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

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Any recommendations for a web based HR software?
QUESTION | BY Prashant Telang | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/27/20

We are looking for a web based HR software with all features like payroll management / employee self help portal etc. So far we have seen all windows based software which are good, but we would like...

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HSA vs. FSA: What Impact Does It Have on Employers?
BY Andrew Martins

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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Can You File a Business Interruption Claim During COVID-19? It Depends
BY Dan Rafter

With many businesses across the country forced to close or pause due to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent restrictions, here are things that business owners can do to protect themselves.

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HSA Guide for Business Owners
BY Andrew Martins

It may not be an open enrollment period right now, but if you're considering setting up health savings accounts for your employees, now is the time to learn more about them.

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Specialty Insurance Basics
BY business.com editorial staff

Find the specialty insurance for your business needs.

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11 Ways to Save Money on Business Insurance
BY business.com editorial staff

You shouldn't cut corners when it comes to business insurance. Here are ways to reduce your insurance premiums without sacrificing coverage.

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What is the best human resources / payroll software solution?
QUESTION | BY Justin Boyle | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/20/20

What is the best human resources / payroll software solution available for construction projects in 2015? I'm looking for a solution that is user friendly, functional, and mobile.

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What is the process flow for a human resources management system?
QUESTION | BY 4hrms hrms system | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/20/20

I want to know the exact flow of an HR management system. Please relay to me the HR process.

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Company Cars: To Buy or to Lease, That Is the Question
BY business.com editorial staff

Should you buy or lease the company car? Here are pros and cons of each to help you weigh which is best for your needs.

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What goes into creating a good performance management plan?
QUESTION | BY Andrew Martins | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/25/20

When it comes to effectively gauging your employees' efficacy, what's your performance management process? What goes into writing a performance management plan? What do you look for in a performance...

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How to Pick the Right Insurance Coverage When You're Self-Employed
BY Chris Porteous

Don't skip on insurance. Here's how to determine what coverage you need and how to get it.

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What to Know When Choosing Business Insurance
BY Scott Gerber

Choosing an insurance policy for your company or employees is a major step, and one not to take casually.

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Have Life Insurance Plans
BY Anand Srivastava

Find out how insurance policies could help with your business maintenance.

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How Will AI Work Against Insurance Fraud?
BY Rafael Lourenco

Learn how the AI tech that detects e-commerce fraud can combat insurance fraud as well.

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Surviving Open Enrollment: A Four-Step Health Insurance Guide for Small Businesses
BY Jason Hargraves

Open enrollment is a time of year when employees can choose, drop or change their employer-sponsored health care coverage.

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Are there any good health insurance carriers for less than 5 employees?
QUESTION | BY John and Beverley Taylor | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/07/19

An employee on my team recently just quit. In our exit interview, he cited the lack of health insurance and other benefits as one of his reasons. We have less than 5 people on our team, including my...

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Accidents in the Workplace: Is the Employer Responsible?
BY Ruth Hoffmann

Employers and employees have a lot at stake in workplace accidents. The smallest detail matters.

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How do I show on my resume that I was in a contract position than hired full time by the company?
QUESTION | BY George Dougherty | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/11/19

I was hired through a temp agency to do a job at a bank and the bank liked me, so they decided to hire me full time to do the same job. How do I show this on my resume? Do I include both companies...

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The Small Business Owner's Guide to Insurance Coverage
BY Jason Hargraves

Learn which types of insurance you need to protect your business from damage or liability

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Preparing for the Worst: How to Make Sure You're Ready for Unforeseen Bumps in the Road
BY Evyatar Sagie

It is critical you are prepared to handle any issues that come your way.

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What are some non-monetary ways to incentivize employees?
QUESTION | BY Jason Waite | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/16/18

I would like to find more ways to motivate my team. Additional compensation is tough right now. What have others found useful to motivate employees other than more compensation?

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Drinking on the Job: Small Business Guide to Creating an Office Policy
BY Paula Fernandes

Serving alcohol in the office can be a nice perk, but there's a lot to consider first.