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  • Independent Contractor or Employee? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

    Getting the status right -- when hiring independent contractors versus employees -- makes a world of difference. With respect to business tax obligations, there can be far-reaching consequences. Do you know the ins and outs of your workers’ designations?...
    By Sylvia Cochran October 31, 2011 

  • Top 5 Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses

    As a small business owner, health insurance is a costly proposition. When looking at the various small business health insurance options, owners find options either too costly or too rigid. Five possible options may help in minimizing cost while gaining...
    By W. A. Swan June 26, 2011 

  • Workman's Compensation - Why You Need It and Your Rights as an Employer

    Part of understanding small business management is understanding and knowing your workman's compensation rights and obligations. In most states, even if you employ one person, by law, you are required to have workman's compensation insurance coverage...
    By Jean Scheid June 25, 2011 


  • Work Well Always: Prevent and Cure Burnout

    Burnout can cause missed work, inability to concentrate, and the feeling that every problem that comes up is impossible to solve. Curing burnout is a long-term commitment to a healthy mind.
    By Nicky LaMarco June 25, 2011 

  • Choosing Someone to Manage Your Startup

    A startup company can be an exhilarating yet challenging place to work. When founders put their ideas into action, very often they need operational help to smooth out the initial bumpy ride and steer the new company in the right direction.
    By Mike Sweeney June 18, 2011 

  • The Best Business Team Building Ideas

    Do you own a small business and have a sales team or office team? What about your entire staff? Aren’t they a team? From time to time you need to utilize business team building ideas to keep everyone working on the same page with strong...
    By Jean Scheid June 9, 2011 


  • Top Five HR Priorities for Small Business Owners

    Small business owners can benefit immensely from understanding and employing common human resource trends and strategies for improving their workforce. This article discusses the top five HR priorities for small business owners and discusses the best...
    By N. Plowman June 2, 2011 

  • Pros and Cons of Hiring Your Spouse

    You’ve just opened that new business and it’s going pretty well and now you’re wondering if you should hire your spouse? There are pros and cons when hiring a spouse. Jean Scheid takes a look at them here.
    By Jean Scheid June 2, 2011 

  • Successful and Famous African American Entrepreneurs

    Who are some of the most famous African American entrepreneurs? Beyond Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, and Maya Angelou, who else makes the list and what have they done to stay there? Jean Scheid takes a look at top CEOs and small business over-achievers...
    By Jean Scheid June 1, 2011 

  • How to Make Your Interns Shine

    If you need additional help around the office or have employees heading on vacation, it is a great idea to hire an intern to get the work done. Here are some tips for creating an internship program specific to your company needs.
    By Dachell McSween May 31, 2011 
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