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As employers we are often excited for the summer months when students are looking for internships to fulfill some academic requirement. We’re thinking, “Great! Free labor!” But, is it really? Your interns must meet the definition of a “trainee” otherwise they will be deemed an employee and entitled to minimum wage for all work performed....
Contracts are the lifeblood of business from lease agreements and product purchases to service agreements. Contracts govern nearly all business-to-business transactions and a bad contract can cost you money and put your business at risk; conversely a well-drafted contract can be your saving grace in the event of a dispute. In order to protect your...
In my personal experience, most of America has a general dislike for attorneys even though most people agree that lawyers provide valuable information and are a great asset to your team. I think most people are Starting a business and running a business is no easy task. In addition to actually executing your craft, you...
In my personal experience, most of America has a general dislike for attorneys even though most people agree that lawyers provide valuable information and are a great asset to your team. I think most people are afraid of opening the door for an unsightly legal bill. However, legal services for business owners are just like...
As an entrepreneur, the temptation is great to save money whenever and wherever it can be saved, but there are some key areas, like legal services, where taking short cuts will often delay arrival to your end goal. One such shortcut is using a service such as Legal Zoom, MyCorporation.com, or LLC.com to form your...
8 July 2015 - 21:00, by , in business, employee relations, employment law, growth strategies, hiring employees, Comments off
Employment law is a complicated matter and can be difficult for small business owners to handle. Protecting your small business from legal issues is simple if you ensure that you adhere to laws and regulations at all times, most of which are available on labor law posters that are required to be on display for...
8 July 2015 - 20:57, by , in employee relations, employment law, growth strategies, hiring employees, Comments off
Is employee motivation low due to tempting, warm summer weather? Offering employee benefits that allow for time off of work can help manage the amount of time an employee takes off and when, particularly during busy summer months. Paid time off, otherwise known as PTO, might be an option for some small business owners to offer workers as...
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Operating a business from home has several advantages over traditional brick and mortar small businesses. Home businesses don’t require expenses such as rent for retail space, and the convenience to work from home could be priceless for a busy family or student. However, keep in mind that starting a home business involves the same necessary...
8 July 2015 - 20:54, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
In order for small businesses to be successful, people must first be aware of the products and services available. Digital marketing is one of many great advertising techniques for organizations of any size to spread the news about their business or services to the local community. While advertising should be clever to ensure it is...
8 July 2015 - 20:32, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Using social media in the workplace can be a convenient way to communicate with employees. However, social media usage can have drawbacks when it distracts employees from their work or causes a disruption to a company’s online reputation management. Some companies have even gone so far as to ban using social media in the workplace....