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How to Determine Employee Salary Ranges
By Skye Schooley | August 17, 2022

Offering a competitive salary attracts quality employees. Find out how to set a range and determine the best package options for your employees.

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How to Create a Desirable Compensation Plan
By Patrick Proctor | August 17, 2022

Learn how to develop an attractive compensation plan for your company to attract and retain top talent.

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Outsourcing the HR Function: How and When to Outsource Human Resources to a Third Party
By Max Freedman | August 17, 2022

This guide explains how to outsource HR and explains the pros and cons of outsourcing your business’s HR function or keeping it in-house

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How Does 401(k) Matching Work for Employers?
By Max Freedman | August 17, 2022

Learn what 401(k) matching is, why employers should offer it, and how it benefits businesses and employees alike.

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PTO Policies: Which Is Best for Your Business? 
By Ada Rannels | August 17, 2022

When creating a PTO policy, it's important to consider your options and their potential impact on employees and your business.

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YouTube for Business: Everything You Need to Know
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 16, 2022

This guide includes tips on how to use YouTube for small business marketing, from creating a YouTube channel to optimizing videos for your audience.

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Getting Audited? How to Handle It Like a Pro
By Siri Hedreen | August 12, 2022

While the chances of an IRS audit are small, most tax audits involve small and medium-sized businesses. Here’s what you need to know.

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Best Handwriting Recognition Apps
By Jackie Dove | August 12, 2022

These note-taking apps help you get organized, stay organized and communicate with your team more efficiently. See which apps we picked here.

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The Pros and Cons of Virtualization
By Andreas Rivera | August 12, 2022

Like any other type of technology, virtualization has both advantages and disadvantages.

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How to Avoid Copyright Infringement in the Age of Social Media
By Matt D’Angelo | August 12, 2022

Many of the abundant resources on the internet are copyrighted, and improper use can lead to legal problems. Avoid trouble by following these best practices.

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3PL Logistics Guide
By Max Freedman | August 12, 2022

This guide explains third-party logistics and how outsourcing key e-commerce processes can improve a business's bottom line.

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Sick Leave Laws Your Business Should Know
By Max Freedman | August 12, 2022

Federal law does not require sick leave, but local and state laws vary. Learn what laws might affect your business and how to pay out sick leave.

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32 Reference Check Questions You Should Ask
By Max Freedman | August 12, 2022

Reference checks are an important part of the hiring process. Here are the best questions to ask your candidates' references.

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W-9 vs. 1099: What’s the Difference?
By Max Freedman | August 12, 2022

What is a W-9 and a 1099? Here's everything you need to know about these tax forms for independent contractors.

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How to Terminate an Employee Remotely
By Jane Genova | August 12, 2022

Here are the steps you should take to make sure you are properly terminating a remote employee.

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The Sole Proprietorship Tax Guide
By Andrew Martins | August 12, 2022

The deadline for filing business taxes is quickly approaching. If you have a sole proprietorship, keep these tax tips in mind.

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Chamber of Commerce Campaigns to Combat Counterfeits
By Andrew Martins | August 12, 2022

In preparation for the holidays, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is teaching consumers about the dangers surrounding counterfeit goods and how to spot a fake.

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Americans Feel Vulnerable to Fraud but Fail to Address It
By Andrew Martins | August 12, 2022

Many Americans understand that poor security can lead to fraud, but a new study suggests that many don't do anything to address vulnerabilities.

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How to Save for Retirement if You Have Your Own Business
By Joanna Furlong | August 12, 2022

It is especially important that entrepreneurs save for their retirement because there are no company-sponsored 401(k)s to take advantage of.

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How to Process Payroll in 8 Easy Steps
By Matt D’Angelo | August 12, 2022

It is possible to complete your company's payroll on your own. Here's how.

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As Trust in Online Media Drops, Email Newsletters Drive Engagement
By Andrew Martins | August 12, 2022

Gaining a reader's trust and interest is important for any publisher, so finding the right outlet is a major step in widening your reach. A recent study suggests email newsletters are more effective...

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How Stagnant Real Wages Could Eventually Hurt Small Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

Real wages have remained stagnant over time, and even as hourly wages increase, so, too, does the cost of living. The impact this trend has on consumer spending could be problematic for many small...

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Awesome Resources for Furloughed Workers
By Anna Attkisson | August 12, 2022

Companies from AT&T to Wells Fargo, and even Rosetta Stone are offering special deals and assistance to government employees affected by the shutdown.

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10 Apple Watch Bands for Businesses
By Jackie Dove | August 12, 2022

Not all Apple Watch bands are created equal. These 10 Apple Watch bands are the best for businesses.

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10 Best New Features in Windows Server
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

The helpful new features in Windows Server 2016 may make you rethink server management.

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Wage Garnishment: What Employers Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

You receive notice that one of your employees is having their wages garnished. What do you do? Learn more about the laws surrounding wage garnishments and your obligations as an employer.

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Types of Surveys Your Business Should Use
By David Gargaro | August 12, 2022

Surveys help companies better understand their target market. Learn how to use surveys for your business.

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What Is a REIT?
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

A REIT is a mutual fund for real estate properties. Learn how REITs were developed, how they work, and what investors need to know about making money.

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What Is Stagflation? Inflation Plus Stagnation
By Ross Mudrick | August 12, 2022

Stagflation is a mix of increasing prices and limited economic growth, and governments can do little about it. Here's what small businesses should know.

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How (and Why) to Become Fair Trade Certified
By Ross Mudrick | August 12, 2022

By passing third-party auditors' evaluations, your business can access the marketing and sustainability benefits of the Fair Trade label.