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Get More Adventurous with Your Company (The Good Way) Dr. Greg Bier explains why "ruts" are bad for your business and how to get out of them. View
How to Hire Teens While Staying Sane and Legal Soon, teenagers by the millions will be seeking summer jobs – the vast majority at small businesses coast to coast. An estimated 18 million U.S. teens will work this year, one of the highest totals in the developed world.  View
Obamacare Small Business Quick Start Guide Whether you’re angry, happy or just plain confused about how “Obamacare” (a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) will impact your business, my best advice is this: Get over it! View
Tips for Managing Year-End Reporting For businesses, year-end brings with it a wide range of accounting and administrative headaches, including, of course, closing the books and reporting wages and income for all staff and contractors. And it all takes place during one of the most frantic months on the calendar. View
How to Conduct Effective Teleconference Meetings Conference calls are great when face-to-face meetings are not possible. But when you are working with people over the phone rather than in person, there are some unique challenges. Here are 7 tips on conducting effective teleconference meetings. View
It's Not Who You Know Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains an important factor in determining who lands the job or gets your business. View
Crisis Communications Planning Checklist During an emergency, it is imperative that those within your organization know how to communicate effectively.   This includes both internal and external communications.  The following checklist will highlight some recommendations for developing and executing a well-rounded... View
Tornado Preparedness Checklist This checklist will help you prepare for a tornado's effect on your organization, employees and community by highlighting activities you should undertake before, during, and following the event. View
Wildfire Preparedness Checklist This checklist will help you prepare for a wildfire's effect on your organization, employees and community by highlighting activities you should undertake before, during, and following the event. View
Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist Severe winter weather can lead to property damage, employee illness or injury, and possible business closures.  The following checklist will help you identify the areas of your business that are most susceptible to winter hazards. View