Management

An employee referral program is a win-win for you and your team. Referral candidates tend to be well-qualified, since they’re pre-vetted by staff members you know and trust, and hiring referrals shows you value your employees’ input. Small Business Employee Referral Program To help you build a great referral program, we asked the members of
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Hiring, with its many rules and regulations, is a complex process to manage. If you’re planning to grow your small business team, you need a clear set of steps and tools to help you find the right candidates for the next job offer. A solid and consistent process can also help you remain legally compliant.
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The remote work economy is booming. A new infographic from nine2fivejobsearch reveals up to 50% of the American workforce could be working remotely. That number rose dramatically in recent months. At the beginning of the year, 5.3% of employees worked as full-time staff from home. And more than a quarter (29%) of employees had the
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Sizing up your competitors is a big part of small business success. In a nutshell, that’s what a competitive analysis is all about. This research will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of direct competitors. Doing this kind of competitive research will give you a leg up in your target market. This article will
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As some states lift restrictions on business operations, small companies in various industries are preparing to reopen their doors. However, it’s not business as usual. Coronavirus Reopening Checklist In order to provide a safe and productive work environment, employers may need to take several additional steps before they get up and running again. Vicki Salemi,
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Since many small business owners and their employees are currently working remotely, it’s the perfect time for entrepreneurs to focus on activities that can be completed from anywhere. Whether you’re trying to improve team communication or market your business, these tips from members of the online small business community might help. Use These Tools for
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Are you worried your employees may not come back to work post pandemic? Some may fear for their safety. Others could be enjoying temporarily enhanced unemployment benefits. Either way, getting some employees back to work may be tougher than you originally thought. Small Business Trends contacted Arran Stewart, CVO and co-founder of Job.com who shared
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Sometimes, business transformation requires lots of time and effort. But in other instances, small shifts can make a big difference. Whether you’re improving your marketing plan or evaluating your business goals mid-year, here are some tips from members of the online small business community to help you make the most of your business transformations. Take
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We have all heard of the advantages of getting up early. For one it allows us to have room to do more and squeeze extra activities into our daily routine. Several studies point to rising early can lead to success in one’s career, instills discipline, improve concentration and allows you to achieve higher levels of
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Getting the right kind of business insurance is important. It can help you to safeguard against a drop in sales, natural disasters and even unforeseen crises. Small Business Trends contacted Keith Moore of CyberPolicy to find out the types of business insurance your operation needs. Having the right type of insurance coverage is just as
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Money saving apps can help you with careful expense management to preserve profits and set aside a business emergency fund. There are other benefits to saving money, too, of course. Putting money into a savings account can help you increase your personal wealth. The more money you save in business means more money you take
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Letting good employees go is always difficult for small business owners. There can be a number of reasons, not just economic. Deb Boelkes is the author of Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring. She’s an entrepreneur whose background includes over 25 years in Fortune 150 high-tech firms. How to
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