How to Hire and Manage Small Business Employees


Small Business Employment Grows in June 2014

The June Intuit Small Business Employment Index continued a four-month growth streak for small business job creation. U.S. small businesses added 20,000 jobs in June, while employees worked fewer hours …

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Why and How to Attract and Retain Young Talent

It is becoming increasingly important to attract and retain young talent. Millennials — people who are 30 years old and younger — already make up 36 percent of the U.S. …

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How to Manage Big Projects at Your Small Business

How would you handle completing a major project in addition to overseeing day-to-day operations? Big businesses tackle large projects all the time, but they also have the personnel, budgets, and infrastructure …


5 Tips for Becoming a Better Listener

Successful entrepreneurs can profit as much from effective listening as speaking. “We use listening to gain understanding, to obtain information, and to learn,” notes business development trainer James Nathan. “Being …

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In the Trenches: Crafting a Job Description

We’re growing again here at Cranky Concierge, and the time has come to hire a new person to join our team. I really, really hate the whole hiring process, so …

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Kelli Ellis on Designing an Ideal Office Space

Kelli Ellis, an interior designer turned TV celebrity, is an expert in design psychology. She wrote the book Do I Look Skinny in This House? after years of consulting with …

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Small Business Employment Shows Large Gains in May 2014; Overall Revenue Up

The May 2014 Intuit Small Business Employment Index showed the largest employment increase in more than a year. This month’s increase is triple the average of 12,000 new jobs per month that …

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John Spencer Ellis on Small Business Collaboration

John Spencer Ellis (pictured) is a best-selling author, speaker, filmmaker, and coach. He’s the CEO of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association, Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, International Triathlon Coaching …

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Does Your Business Need a Summer Dress Code?

In summertime the pace slows down, life gets a little more casual, and your employees may reflect that in their warm-weather wardrobes. If you’re concerned that the staff looks more …

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How to Get Employees to Share Ideas to Grow Your Business

Your employees may be able to tell you a lot about your business you may not know. What do customers really think about your product or service? Are there more …


The Business Benefits of Providing Snacks as an Employee Perk

Providing employees with nutritious snacks should never be viewed as an unnecessary business expense. That’s because unhealthy snacking can lead to health-related issues that cost companies even more time and …

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Top Trends in 2014 Employment Law

As a small-business owner, you know all too well that there are seemingly endless government regulations to keep track of and comply with. Among the most challenging — and those …

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How to Identify and Train Future Managers

While your business is in startup mode, your management “team” may consist of only one person: you. But as the company gains momentum, you’ll likely reach a point where you’ll …


6 Tips for Hiring Your Successor

You know you’ve succeeded as a small-business owner when you can finally hire someone else to run your company’s day-to-day operations. Handing over the reins can give you a chance …

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Small Business Employment Showed Slight Gains in April 2014

The latest Intuit Small Business Employment Index showed slight employment growth in April 2014, reversing a three-month trend of slow to no growth. Meanwhile, the Intuit Small Business Revenue Index showed that overall small …

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