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The Best Employee Retirement Plans for Small Businesses 2020
By Lori Fairbanks | October 02, 2020

An employee retirement plan is an employer-sponsored benefit that helps workers save and invest a portion of their salaries, allowing the money to grow until they retire.

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Social Media for Business: A Marketer's Guide
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 02, 2020

Social media is a great way to connect with and learn about your customers as a small business.

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Differences Between a Furlough and a Layoff
By Skye Schooley | October 02, 2020

Learn what furloughs and layoffs are to determine which one is best for your business.

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The Costs of Employee Relocation
By Andrew Martins | October 01, 2020

Moving to another location for work can be costly, but employers can help ease that burden with a relocation plan.

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Why You Need to Create a Fantastic Workplace Culture
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 01, 2020

Find out why company culture is important for recruiting and retaining top talent and how to create a great company culture for your business.

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10 Development Goals for Better Leadership
By Skye Schooley | October 01, 2020

Learn the top leadership development goals every business leader can follow.

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8x8
By Chad Brooks | October 01, 2020

8x8 is our favorite phone system for small businesses because of its features, reliability and customer service.

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How to Reach Your Target Customer
By Katharine Paljug | September 30, 2020

Struggling to pinpoint your audience? Here are several ways to find your target consumers.

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How to Market to Gen Z
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 30, 2020

Recurrent is a hygiene company specifically created for Gen Z. Its founders say marketing to Gen Z isn't that hard. Here are their top five tips for appealing to this new group of consumers.

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How to Conduct a Background Check on New Employees
By Patrick Proctor | September 30, 2020

Conducted correctly, background checks are a valuable component of the hiring process.

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How to Choose the Right Multifunction Printer and Copy Machine
By Andrew Martins | September 29, 2020

This guide explains key features of digital copiers and multifunction printers.

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What Are Withholding Allowances?
By Max Freedman | September 29, 2020

When paying employees, employers must take into account withholding allowances to know how much to deduct for income taxes.

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Is It Time to Issue a Written Warning Letter?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 29, 2020

Written warnings are necessary to protect both your business and your employees.

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Choosing a GPS Fleet Tracking System
By Matt D'Angelo | September 28, 2020

A GPS fleet tracking system can improve your efficiency and save your business money.

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Guide to Developing a Training Program for New Employees
By Adam Uzialko | September 28, 2020

Training new employees properly is essential to starting them off on the right foot. Here's what should go into your new hire training plan.

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Recruiting Software
By Skye Schooley | September 25, 2020

Learn what features to look for when choosing recruiting software for your business.

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New-Hire Surveys: 32 Questions to Ask
By Julie Ritzer Ross | September 25, 2020

New-hire surveys help to ensure that employees get off on the right foot and that future new hires have similarly positive experiences.

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9 Ways for New Businesses to Survive the Pandemic
By Skye Schooley | September 25, 2020

Get expert advice to help your new business survive the pandemic.

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Should You Hire At-Will Employees?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | September 24, 2020

At-will employment is a common arrangement that has pros and cons for employers and employees.

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Sick Leave Laws Your Business Should Know
By Max Freedman | September 24, 2020

Depending on where your business is located, you may be required to provide employees with paid time off for when they – or, in some cases, close family members – are sick.

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What a Chain of Command Is, and Why Your Business Needs One
By Andrew Martins | September 24, 2020

Knowing your business's managerial structure is important for maintaining order.

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Should You Outsource HR?
By Max Freedman | September 23, 2020

Should you outsource HR or keep it inside your business? This guide explains the pros and cons of HR outsourcing to help you decide.

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10 Employee Recruitment Strategies for Success
By Adam Uzialko | September 23, 2020

If you want your company to succeed, you'll need to hire talented employees. Here's how to recruit top talent for your business.

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Which Holidays Should Your Business Offer Paid Time Off For?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 23, 2020

There are many holidays businesses can celebrate with paid time off. Before choosing which ones to observe, you should know your options and how to craft your PTO policy.

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How to Make Sure You're EEO Compliant
By Max Freedman | September 22, 2020

Federal law bars employers from discriminating against potential or current employees on factors such as gender, race and age.

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How to Create a Desirable Compensation Plan
By Patrick Proctor | September 22, 2020

In order to attract and retain top talent, you need to have a competitive compensation plan in place.

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Choosing a Background Check Service: A Buying Guide for Businesses
By Skye Schooley | September 22, 2020

Find the right background check service to help with your pre-employment screening needs.

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How to Create a Unique Customer Experience That Drives Repeat Business
By Adam Uzialko | September 21, 2020

Old World Shaving Parlor in Red Bank, New Jersey, offers traditional, personalized service in an old-timey atmosphere that keeps customers coming back.

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Hiring: Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills
By Patrick Proctor | September 21, 2020

When hiring employees, you should evaluate both hard and soft skills to make the most well-rounded hires.

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How to Find Business Loans for Veterans
By Andrew Martins | September 21, 2020

Learn about the loan options for veteran entrepreneurs who need funding for their small businesses.