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What to Look for in a HR Manager

At some point, you will take your small business from employing one person --- yourself --- to needing several employees. When your business starts to grow, you may find that you need outstanding employees by your side who share your vision and goals. When this happens, you may also want to consider hiring an HR manager. Here are five things [...]

October 19th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|

Halloween Is Coming- Here’s How to Handle Time-Off Requests

Did you know that Halloween rivals only Christmas in its popularity? What used to be a holiday for kids has grown into a day (or weekend) that is celebrated with gusto among the adult set. As a small business owner, you absolutely want to be aware of this fact. You may soon be finding yourself inundated with requests for time [...]

October 19th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

Women in Small Business Month- How Small Businesses Are Fighting the Gender Pay Gap

Many people today, especially those in their 20s and 30s, may find it surprising to discover that women are still fighting for equal pay. The fact is that the problem is still one that plagues the nation. Women are notoriously paid less than men for the same positions within the same companies when performing the same jobs. It doesn't seem [...]

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

4 Ways to Master Risk

No one enjoys risk. It may be more accurate to say that no one enjoys risking their money. Most people are cautious, which is a good thing, but as a small business owner, you've got to be comfortable with at least a small level of risk. There is a fine line between going whole hog and throwing caution to the [...]

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

SEO or Content Marketing: Which Is More Important?

In the world of digital marketing, there are two terms that are used perhaps more than any other: “SEO” and “content marketing.” In some contexts, the terms are used interchangeably. Yet, they are quite different from each other. And for small business owners who aren’t experts in this arena, trying to parse them out can be a challenge.  Though different, [...]

October 16th, 2017|Categories: Marketing|