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March 2019 -
Background checks are routinely used to help companies in their hiring decisions. However, governments now legislate when checks may be run and how they may be used.
February 2019 -
Economists expect some growth in 2019. Here are some trends: The Virtual Assistant, Issue Oriented Marketing and Taking a Stand, Data Collection and Security, and Personalization of Services.
January 2019 -
Be aware; avoid costly employment disputes in these areas: Overtime--The Exempt vs. Nonexempt Dilemma / Misclassification of Independent Contractors / Tracking Disability and Family Medical Leave.
December 2018 -
Good internal communications are as important as external messaging. Talking to employees is essential for any organization to succeed and is good for productivity and job satisfaction.
November 2018 -
Social media can be a minefield. Here are examples of common ways that businesses can be blindsided by social media postings, along with some best practices on handling them.
September 2018 -
Before investing in a private company, evaluate by considering the Business Plan (competitors, customers and suppliers, risks, assumptions in financial statements) and the Investment Vehicle.
August 2018 -
Tariffs will hurt businesses and consumers as the increases in raw material costs trickle down. Join an industry association or chamber of commerce to stay ahead of the war games.
July 2018 -
Do you import or export goods or otherwise conduct business overseas? You may be overlooking some important government regulations, especially if you are a small- to mid-size company.
June 2018 -
Noncompete, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements (“restrictive covenants”) protect the business interests of the employer. Limiting time, scope, and coverage increases effectiveness.
May 2018 -
A good bit of the success of small business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, and corporate executives depends on their ability to cultivate strong relationships with a varied cross section of people— clients, suppliers, peers, etc.