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8 July 2015 - 7:47, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Welcome to the blog for The Wilkerson Law Office. Here is where we will post periodic updates for our clients as well as the public at large.  Some topics may be related to our areas of practice, or the other interests of our office.  Hopefully you will find these posts to be informative , entertaining,...
8 July 2015 - 7:44, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Let’s face it – managing employees can be tough. There are times when an employee is dressed inappropriately in the workplace and perhaps causes you or your employees to feel uncomfortable. Read on to learn about three common workplace wardrobe problems regarding inappropriate attire and how to solve them in a professional manner. 3 Dress Code Problems and...
8 July 2015 - 7:40, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Disciplining or terminating an employee can be one of many ethical issues a small business owner faces. Pursuing discipline can be a way to avoid terminating employees, but it is important to remember to always do what is right for your small business. Be sure to take all necessary legal precautions, as this can be a highly personal...
8 July 2015 - 7:32, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Entering into contracts will likely be necessary for small business owners, whether with clients and customers or directly with other businesses. Contracts are legally binding agreements between you and another individual or business, and can include expectations pertaining to your working relationship in writing for reference later if necessary. It’s a good idea to protect your...
8 July 2015 - 7:25, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Many small business owners find themselves hiring and managing employees, often without a human resources department to assist in the work on a daily basis. Creating and implementing policies for employees at your small business through an employee handbook is a great way to clearly communicate expectations and standards in the workplace.  Employment Essentials – Creating and...
8 July 2015 - 2:09, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Managing a nonprofit organization often presents the same challenges that private-sector organizations face, including the need to increase productivity when demand continues to rise. Nonprofit organizations might enlist the help of service-minded community members through volunteer opportunities with their organization. Recruiting volunteers can be done online through websites such as VolunteerMatch, students from local schools or...
8 July 2015 - 1:08, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Managing a small business presents a variety of challenges including creating a business plan, financial issues and monitoring employees. While some small business owners might prefer a do-it-yourself route for legal needs, there are times when calling in the experts is necessary. Are you currently considering hiring a small business lawyer? Read on to learn...
7 July 2015 - 6:02, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
The financial challenge of rewarding employees can put pressure on small business owners and their business strategy. Unlike large corporations, there might not be the luxury of a large employee base that generates millions (or billions) of dollars that can be given back to employees as a reward for their customer service skills. This is a struggle...
7 July 2015 - 5:11, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Developing a social media marketing plan is important to the success of any company, but can be especially powerful for small businesses focused on direct advertising. With social media, organizations of any size can develop relationships with their target audience with direct digital engagement. Growing Your Small Business with Social Media Why Use Social Media...
7 July 2015 - 5:03, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Having an employee take an extended leave of absence can cause a shift in productivity and staffing. While small businesses are not required to pay employees taking maternity or paternal leave from work, there are laws that protect new parents from losing their job as a result of taking a leave of absence. Staying informed...