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July 11, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Hiring workers for your startup involves a large investment of time and money. It’s important you know when it’s best to employ new staff and when you should wait. Here are some tips from seasoned professionals on how to know when the time is right for bringing on new hires. When Your Startup Has a…

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July 5, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Studies show that in the U.S., the majority of the workforce is unhappy with their jobs, leading to decreased productivity and a lower bottom line. However, few employees are motivated to work harder by being offered more money. Learn four low-cost ways you can increase productivity in your organization without spending a lot of money…

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July 1, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Volunteering has benefits that are more satisfying and lasting than earning money does. Volunteering can advance your career in ways you may not have considered before. Here are three ways volunteering can help with your career growth. Expand Your Network When you volunteer, you meet people with similar interest and grow your personal connections that…

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June 28, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Team players embrace essential work qualities through personal development and life experiences. Defining which traits make a great team player is essential for identifying top candidates for your company’s open positions. Learn how to build effective teams and improve your company culture by seeking the following qualities in job candidates. Humility Great team players don’t…

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June 24, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to poll results released in May 2016, more than 7 in 10 U.S. adults don’t think private companies should disclose employee wages internally. However, Americans do want salary or wage ranges included in new job postings. Learn how these factors affect your small business.  Poll Results More than 530 people responded to the Marist…

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June 21, 2016 Read time: 6 minutes

By Trevor Foster, VP of Finance Providing excellent customer service is touted by practically every service business out there. It makes sense – the company’s primary objective is to serve the customer (by very definition, considering it’s a service business). But that also opens up some issues. For our purposes, let’s assume your company really…

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June 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

The National Safety Council has published that almost 13,000 American workers are injured every day on the job.  It gets worse.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics published their study this spring regarding workplace injuries resulting in deaths in 2014 and for the first time since 2010, that number rose from years prior to 4821 people,…

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June 16, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO Payroll processing companies simply provide a software platform, either by licensing the software or by providing software as a service to enable your company to process your own payroll. The platform is updated by the payroll processing company with the latest rates for all payroll related taxes…

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June 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Workplace cyberbullying results in increased absences, lost productivity, increased medical costs, and higher turnover. It poisons an organization by undermining employee morale and eroding any sense of loyalty, trust, or teamwork. If the Healthy Workplace Bill is passed, employees will be able to sue workplace bullies, hold employers accountable, and compel employers to correct and…

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June 9, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Most of the time, perfection is the greatest obstacle to productivity. Here are some reasons why and ways to overcome them.  Procrastination As an entrepreneur, you can’t waste time on perfectionism. If you don’t launch a new product or service until it’s perfect, you’re irrelevant in the marketplace. Teams no longer have time to design…

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