5 Insightful Interview Questions to Ask Your Next Job Candidate

Interviewing candidate after candidate can be one of the most boring ways to spend a day. You ask those same old questions: “Why do you want to work here?”“Where do you see yourself in five years?” And in response, you get the same old answers: “I want to help your company grow,”“I hope to be in upper management in the [...]

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|

3 Criteria for Classifying Workers Correctly (and Avoiding an Audit)

As you grow your small business, you will need to bring on new hands to help you handle your increased work orders and other tasks. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as just pulling someone in off the street or picking a name from a pile of applications. You must also decide whether you want to work with independent contractors or [...]

March 16th, 2017|Categories: Taxes|

3 Ways to Not Waste Marketing Dollars

As a small business owner, your marketing budget is probably pretty limited. Wasting even a small portion of it can be detrimental. Too often, owners get sucked into marketing schemes that sound great, but turn out to be minimally effective at best --- or a total scam at worst. That money down the drain often means you have very few [...]

March 15th, 2017|Categories: Marketing|

How Jamming Out Affects Productivity

We’ve all been there: Employees decide to take a break and converse, just when you’re at the crux of an issue. Or, the office next to yours realizes they have bare walls, and spend the entire hammering and hanging up pictures. Whatever the reason, you need to isolate yourself from the noise, and decide to turn on your music and [...]

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|

5 Things to Know Before Starting Your Business

Starting your own small business is one of the most exciting --- and challenging --- things you can do. Before you can even start your business, though, there are a few things you need to be aware of. Just having an idea, some capital and a location likely won’t cut it. Here are 5 things you need to know before [...]

March 8th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |