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How Does 401(k) Matching Work for Employers?
Offering a 401(k) matching program as part of your employee retirement plan can be a helpful incentive for attracting top employees to your business.
Max Freedman
Max Freedman
Should You Hire At-Will Employees?
At-will employment is a common arrangement that has pros and cons for employers and employees.
Julie Ross
Julie Ross
Guide to Developing a Training Program for New Employees
Training is necessary for new employees to start off on the right foot. Here's what should go into your new-hire training plan.
Adam Uzialko
Adam Uzialko
Outsourcing the HR Function: How and When to Outsource Human Resources to a Third Party
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.
Max Freedman
Max Freedman
New-Hire Surveys: 32 Questions to Ask
New-hire surveys help to ensure that employees get off on the right foot and that future new hires have similarly positive experiences.
Julie Ross
Julie Ross
Differences Between a Furlough and a Layoff
Learn what furloughs and layoffs are to determine which staff-reduction option is best for your business.
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Skye Schooley

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Small Business Impacts of USPS Delays
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Delays caused by U.S. Postal Service policy changes and COVID-19’s impact have hurt the business sector. Here is how your company can develop a workaround.

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By Nicole Fallon | February 03, 2023

Choice words on power, success and leadership from presidents, CEOs and authors.

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SMBs Lose Years Of Google Reviews: How to Save Yours
By Jordan Bishop | February 03, 2023

Learn how to protect your Google Customer Reviews from the recent Google update’s CID bug, and how to build them back if you have already lost them.

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SWOT Analysis: What It Is and When to Use It
By Skye Schooley | February 02, 2023

A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis is used to discover your strengths and overcome challenges.

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8 Free SWOT Templates for Small Businesses
By Shayna Waltower | February 02, 2023

A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis helps entrepreneurs make better business decisions. Find eight free SWOT templates online.

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What’s Your Most Productive Work Time? How to Find Out
By Nicole Fallon | February 01, 2023

The traditional workday may not maximize performance for each worker. Discover your most productive work times and optimize your schedule for productivity.

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Retirement Savings Rules See Big Changes: What You Need to Know
By Max Freedman | February 01, 2023

Here’s how the SECURE 2.0 retirement savings legislation package passed in late 2022 benefits employees and employers ― and how employers must comply.

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Why You Should Offer an Employee Health and Wellness Plan
By Business News Daily | January 31, 2023

Find out the potential benefits of a health and wellness plan and how to plan and create your company's health and wellness program.

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Rebuilding Your Business After a Natural Disaster
By Adam Uzialko | January 30, 2023

Here’s what you should do before and after disaster strikes to ensure minimal impact on your business.

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If You Listen Up, Your Employees Will Step Up
By Matt D’Angelo | January 30, 2023

Listening to employees and actively involving them in decision-making fosters productivity and initiative. Learn tips for an employee listening strategy.

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Most Workers Are Drowning In Debt. Can SMBs Help?
By Jordan Bishop | January 25, 2023

Learn how small businesses can help workers manage their personal finance better and become debt-free.

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Stress Management Key to Keeping Business (and Owner) Alive
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Get help and focus on what's important to manage stress.

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Shared Leadership: How Modern Businesses Run Themselves
By Marisa Sanfilippo | January 23, 2023

Shared leadership means sharing power and influence, with one person still in charge. Learn how shared leadership can help your business grow.

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Why Attitude Beats Aptitude When Hiring
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

More than half of all new employees will fail within the first 18 months on the job. The problem is not a lack of skills; rather, it's a lack of the proper attitude. Mark Murphy, CEO of Leadership...

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How Every Manager Can Create a Culture That Works
By Ned Smith | January 23, 2023

Today’s high-performance organizations have a distinctive kind of culture in which employees believe in their leaders and the company’s mission, values, and goals. Authors Adrian Gostick and Chester...

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Who Says Creativity Can’t Be Learned?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Creativity tends to be viewed as an unattainable trait only artistic people have, but with these tips, you can quickly increase your creativity.

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How Most Millionaires Got Rich
By Stella Morrison | January 23, 2023

Millionaires aren't always born wealthy. These self-made millionaires earned their fortune the old-fashioned way – hard work and ingenuity.

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Why Low Prices Can Scare Off Customers
By Brandi Calero-Holmes | January 23, 2023

Low prices don't always send the right message to your customers. Learn how to price your products for the best results.

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When Founders Die, Businesses Suffer
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

A founding entrepreneur's death can devastate a business. Learn why founders matter and how to ensure your family is cared for if the unthinkable happens.

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How You May Be Alienating Your Employees (and How to Stop)
By Kylie Ora Lobell | January 23, 2023

Employers can take an active role in eliminating workplace alienation by updating their team, encouraging employees, and helping set career goals.

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What Is Agile Scrum Methodology?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Agile scrum methodology is a project management system whose goal is to deliver the highest value to stakeholders. Learn how to implement it.

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The ‘Art of the Pivot’: 9 Tips to Successfully Shift Your Business Strategy
By Business News Daily | January 23, 2023

Executing alternate strategies to achieve your business goals are what startup entrepreneurs call “the art of the pivot.” Here’s how to pivot your business.

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What Is Gamification?
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Gamification injects game play and rewards into everyday activities to build customer loyalty and increase engagement.

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What Is Statistical Analysis?
By Jeremy Bender | January 23, 2023

Find out how you can use statistical analysis to organize your data and make better decisions for your business.

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Want to Be a Good Leader? Step 1: Know Thyself
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

The ability to monitor yourself is one of the most important traits you can have as a leader. Here are 10 ways to improve your self-awareness.

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What Is a Decision Tree?
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Decision trees are flowchart graphs or diagrams that explore all potential decisions and their possible outcomes. Learn how to make and use one.

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What Is a Pareto Analysis?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

The Pareto analysis, also known as the 80/20 rule, is useful when many decisions need to be made. Learn how to conduct one for your business.

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Creativity Is Not Innovation (But You Need Both)
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Creativity may lead to innovation, but they’re not the same thing. This guide describes the difference between the two and the importance of each to a small business.

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12 Cool Careers for History Buffs
By Stella Morrison | January 23, 2023

This list of 12 jobs for people who love history could be the start of a fresh career for any history buff in search of a new job.

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Honest Employee Feedback Starts at the Top
By Shayna Waltower | January 23, 2023

Getting honest feedback from employees is critical if you want to improve your business's culture and internal operations.