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Hiring, Staffing & Workplace Issues

Find tips and tools related to small business human resources and staffing issues, including hiring and firing advice, how to handle layoffs, motivating employees and structuring your workplace.

Compensation & Benefits

Staffing

Should Your Business Eliminate Sales Commissions?

A sales coach and small business owner weigh in on the pros and cons of commission-based pay.

Staffing

Small Biz Book Club: Discovering Your Business’ Remarkability

Want to stand out from the competition? Find your business’ purple cow.

Workplace Issues & Policies

Staffing

Small Biz Apps: What I’m Using Now to Stay on Task

Small business owners share their favorite productivity-boosting apps.

Holiday Policies

Office Holiday Party Do's and Don'ts

The holidays are here, and office parties are in full swing. Here’s how to make a good impression at your company party, whet...

Hiring and Recruiting

Holidays

Bah Humbug: How to Avoid Holiday Burnout

Manage stress and enjoy the season with these tips.

Holiday Hiring

Your Guide to Hiring Holiday Help

Here’s how your small business can boost manpower during the holiday rush.

Firing & Layoffs

Staffing

Escaping a Creative Rut

Small business owners should ask themselves tough questions to gain fresh insights.

Staffing

Liar, Liar, Résumé on Fire

Is a potential job candidate lying to you? Learn how to spot lies in résumés.

Training & Retention

Staffing

Overcoming Employee Plateau: 4 Tips for Small Business Owners

How to motivate employees to go beyond their comfort zones

Staffing

Administering Tough Love to Employees

Small business owners can't afford to tolerate bad attitudes or poor performance.

Independent Contractors & Consultants

Staffing

How (and Why) Your Business Can Tap Into the Freelance Economy

More than a third of Americans work as freelancers, and they can help your business grow.

Technology

Is Using a Travel Agency Still Worth It?

Travel agencies can help businesses get the best deal.

Workplace Safety

Technology

Cybersecurity Threats Facing Small Business

Hackers often see smaller companies as easy marks

Safety

How to Ace a Health Inspection… or Bounce Back from a Bad One

Make a checklist of the easy compliance areas, plus more advice for staying in the clear.

 

 

 

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