https://youtu.be/QcfPudMuB0Q If you are an employer, asking these questions of your employees can land you in some serious hot water. Whether it is your first or most recent hire, make sure you do not ask these questions! It is not worth the hassle and harm they will cause. NOTICE: The information on this website does […]
As a small business owner, you may be considering using virtual workers to expand your workforce. A virtual worker is an employee who uses technology to complete their duties outside of the traditional workplace setting. Many businesses today find this workforce model attractive for several reasons. For one, having a virtual business work model allows […]
Although 58 percent of small business owners indicated that they had hired or tried to hire employees, 86 percent found that there were few or no qualified applicants for their open positions. Nevertheless, there are some strategies that your small business can use to attract excellent employees, even in a tight job market.
Despite your best efforts to work only with customers or clients you believe will pay for the goods or services your business provides and to diligently collect delinquent amounts owed, you will almost inevitably have to deal with bad debts occasionally. Sometimes, the IRS allows you to take a bad debt deduction. What Is Considered […]
There is no legal requirement for businesses to offer paid or unpaid vacation time to employees, but it is common knowledge (and common sense) that employees who occasionally take time off are more productive and engaged when they return to work. If you offer vacation time to your employees, a well-drafted vacation policy will help […]
Most small business owners will occasionally have to face the unpleasant task of firing an employee. Small businesses rely heavily on each employee. An underperforming employee may not only lower the morale of other employees who have to pick up the slack, but may also jeopardize the success of the business. When an employee must […]
According to 2018 data provided by SCORE, the largest provider of volunteer business mentors in the United States, 77% of U.S. small businesses use social media for their sales, marketing, and customer service. If you plan to usesocial media to promote your business, a social media policy is essential to protect your business’s reputation and […]
Most businesses try to grow – at least somewhat. However, to grow or to step away from the business for a personal life, vacation, or other ventures, you’ll need help with day-to-day operations. If you’ve never hired someone before – or it’s been a long time – don’t worry – here’s the information you need […]