• Why You Should Ditch Annual Reviews and Create an Employee Feedback Loop

    It is no secret people today look for authenticity when buying from a business.   This is especially true for millennials who expect their corporate partners to be real, genuine, to stand for something. The day...
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  • Paid Parental Leave Is Vital to Your Employees – And it Should be for You

    With the majority of new hires under the age of 39, what’s important to Millennials and Gen Zers needs to be important to your small business.   Not only are Millennials currently the largest generation i...
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  • Tough Topics: How to Talk About Raises with Your Employees

    It’s the phrase employers dread hearing from their employee: “Can we talk?”   Often what follows is a request for a raise. As small businesses continue to struggle with retaining employees&mda...
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  • Should I Provide Company Credit Cards to My Employees?

    Do you have a business expense reimbursement horror story? I bet you do. We all do.   My latest is with a well-known company for whom I speak at events every year. The accounts payable people know me. I’m...
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  • For Productive, Collaborative Employees Focus on 3 Great Traits

    Before I started the entrepreneurial chapter of my life, I managed a staff of 30 who ranged from recent college graduates to those nearing retirement. And, although they were at different life stages (and therefore ha...
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  • 5 Ways to Motivate Employees

    Let’s say you hired a great team, operations are going smoothly and all your employees are thriving. You lean back in your chair, relax and say, “My job here is done.”  Soon your stellar team ...
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  • Need a Remote Workforce? Here’s How to Get the Best from a Remote Team

    When you’re looking to build your workforce, you want to hire the best people you can find. The greater the talent you can recruit, the more you’ll get for your earnings and the faster your business will g...
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  • How to Turn Your Employees into Brand Advocates

    For any kind of business, the best kind of marketing is word-of-mouth. You want your company to be the subject of conversations. You want people to talk about what you’re doing, what you’re selling and how...
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  • To Bonus or Not to Bonus: What Small Business Employees Expect for the Holidays

    As the holidays approach, your employees may have visions of bonus checks dancing in their heads. But whether or not to give your small business employees a holiday bonus depends on several factors, including your emp...
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  • Where to Find Seasonal Help for Your Business in a Tight Job Market

    Whether you’re a retailer, a manufacturer or own a seasonal business such as a ski resort, now is the time you may need more hands to meet seasonal customer demand. For example, retail job openings typically sta...
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  • Top 5 Interview Questions Small Business Owners Should Ask

    Finding a new hire for your small business is challenging while finding the right hire is even more difficult.   A great team is what creates a great business. That's why asking the right questions during the in...
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  • Webinar: Works like a charm - Learn how to hire and retain great staff

    Do you attract great employees?   Watch Bank of America Merchant Services’ “Works like a charm” hiring webinar to find out how.   “Works like a charm: Learn how to hire and retain g...
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  • Is Your Small Business Workforce Female Friendly?

    What can your business do to ensure your workplace is friendly to the women in your workforce?   InHerSight, a website that allows women to anonymously rate how female-friendly their workplaces are, collected ...
    Steve Strauss
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  • 6 Steps for Hiring Your First Employee

    How do you go from small to big, or if not big, then at least bigger?   That question vexes many a small business person. Is it a matter of simply executing a good plan? Yes, but it’s more than that. Is ...
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  • Works like a charm: Learn how to find and retain great staff

    Join Bank of America Merchant Services on Oct. 7 or Oct. 8, 2019, to hear about the latest hiring tactics for small businesses. The educational webinar will focus on hiring and retention best practices in the digital ...
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  • Diversifying a Family Business through Employee Benefits

    For most business owners, retirement is either a subject they welcome or the last thing they want to think about. If you’re looking forward to that day, you’ve probably already started preparing to move on...
  • 4 Smart Ways to Reduce Healthcare Costs

    I don’t need to tell you that finding and retaining top talent is a challenge in this era of low unemployment. Not only are we small businesses competing for talent against other small businesses, but large corp...
    Steve Strauss
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  • Bridging the Generational Communication Divide at Work

    The way we communicate and language itself is always in flow. It’s alive. Words and entire methods of talking go in and out of vogue. Slang is naturally an issue because it can change quickly. And almost always,...
    Chris Brogan
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  • Tackle Employee Mental Health Issues and Your Small Business Will Benefit

    Before we can do amazing work with the people we most want to serve, we need our employees to feel appreciated and supported. Let’s talk about something on their plate that needs addressing.   There̵...
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  • How to Delegate Effectively with a Small Staff

    Take it from me, a CEO with a staff of two—no matter how few employees you have, there’s room to delegate.   If you use delegation strategically, your employees will gain needed experience and your b...
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