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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...
7 July 2015 - 3:51, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Owning and operating a small business is likely to involve a fair number of contracts. The way contracts are designed and implemented has changed substantially due to technological developments in recent years. Using digital signatures has streamlined the process of contracts and how business owners use them for day-to-day operations. Contracts in the Digital Age: What You...
3 July 2015 - 3:04, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Operating a nonprofit organization can be filled with legal challenges such as managing volunteers, raising funds and helping your constituents. With ever-changing laws and regulations surrounding nonprofits, it is more important than ever to ensure your organization is a legal and safe operation for all persons involved. 3 Tips for Legal Issues at Nonprofit Organizations 1....
3 July 2015 - 2:57, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
Starting a small business involves a lot of detail, including considering the type of legal structure you hope to use. Selecting the appropriate structure for a small business depends on the business’ goals, whether you’ll hire employees and the environment in which business will be conducted. Read on to learn more about legal structures for...
3 July 2015 - 2:45, by , in Uncategorized, Comments off
As small businesses and nonprofits grow, so does the idea of incorporating hiring employees into their business strategy to provide extra help and assistance in order to keep up with demand. However, there are important factors to take into consideration prior to hiring employees. Depending on the size and growth rate of any small business, the process...