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When to Hire, When to Outsource HR for Your Global Small Business Congratulations, you’re running a global small business that is growing leaps and bounds. How do you decide when to hire employees and when to hire contractors? 
eGuide to Small Business Hiring Building your team is an exciting step, but some aspects of hiring and managing workers could pose a challenge if you jump in without learning the basics. If you check little legal boxes along the way, the whole process will be easier in the long run. This eGuide to Small Business Hiring will
Who Does What? Understanding the Professional Roles Within a Corporation For a corporation to function properly, all the players within it must fulfill their roles. But what exactly are their roles? Most people are familiar with the terms “shareholders”, “officers”, and “board of directors”, but many people don’t know what
How to Hire Employees for Your Startup Employees. You may be the brains of your business, but the people you hire will be your company’s backbone. But hiring employees isn’t just as simple and doing a few interviews and picking the right candidate. You’ll also need to file some official paperwork. We’ll show
This week we held a series of webinars on getting the most out of contractors for marketing work (Watch the presentation and get the tools here). There were many insightful questions and comments. The following are some of the highlights: What are some tips on presenting or creating contracts
Ask any employee or employer what improves morale and he or she likely will provide a range of suggestions. Beyond salary boosts, pets in the office or pastries every Friday, it is just as important to have open and honest communication and respect. With so many different opportunities and
Communication Cures for Younger Workers A highly capable young woman I hired not long ago recently came to me with a minor dilemma. A social media account she was taking over was linked to a phone number we didn’t recognize – possibly an ex-employee. She was wondering how to contact the person via text.
Taking the leap to bring a business idea into fruition is one of the most admirable characteristics of small business owners. Part of the process to becoming successful is building a foundation for human resources, one of the most challenging aspects of running a business. Below are some key
10 Ways to Prevent Employee Theft and Fraud Employee theft is one of the most serious problems facing small business owners in the U.S. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an employee is 15 times more likely than a non-employee to steal from an employer, and employees account for an estimated 44 percent of
With many provisions of the Affordable Care Act going into effect next year, business owners are asking a lot of questions about the cost of offering a benefit program to their employees. Dollars spent on benefits are taken directly from the profits of the business. However, small business owners

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