Crowdfunding for Startups: 7 Kickstarter Alternatives
Crowdfunding for Startups: 7 Kickstarter Alternatives
Despite being one of the most well-known platforms for crowdsourcing, Kickstarter isn’t necessarily guaranteed: There are dozens of projects that simply didn’t get enough traction to receive funding. So, what other options are there? Here are 7 websites that can help you find the funding you require, whether you’re seeking for a little investment to kick-start your...
Steps to Eliminate Workplace Stress
Steps to Eliminate Workplace Stress
Workplace stress can have a physical and psychological impact on your employees. Learn how to identify stress and then eliminate it. According to 2021 research by the American Psychological Association (APA), 66% of workers consider their jobs to be very important or fairly significant stressors, which is an increase of 2% over the previous year....
10 Financial Tools Your Small Business Can’t Live Without
10 Financial Tools Your Small Business Can’t Live Without
Owning a small business and managing the finances can seem like an endless task. From invoices to expenses to day-to-day accounting and dealing with the IRS, it’s a wonder that entrepreneurs ever find the time to deal with actually producing goods or providing services. Fortunately, technology has created a wide range of solutions that can...
5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For
5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For
For the 2023 tax season, there are numerous new and pending changes to tax regulations and deductions that are crucial for small businesses. For instance, in recent years, there have been pandemic-related business assistance programs, the most of which are now coming to an end. High inflation has also occurred, which has necessitated changes for...
Social Media Marketing Benefits
Social Media Marketing Benefits
Social media is one of the most powerful marketing platforms, which is no secret. However, have you ever considered what it might mean for your company? The main social media marketing advantages for 2023 are broken down in this report, from better brand recognition to improved conversion rates. So without further ado, let’s dive in!...
Deal or No Deal: Are Coupons Good for Business?
Deal or No Deal: Are Coupons Good for Business?
Everyone enjoys finding ways to save money, and using coupons is one such strategy. Online coupon aggregators have emerged as a result of the couponing boom, and some people have turned traditional coupon clipping into a hobby to increase their savings. Even celebrities and coupon influencers post advice on social media. But do the small...
What is Workforce Optimization? Ultimate Guide
What is Workforce Optimization? Ultimate Guide
Have you ever wished there was a way to guarantee that the personnel you employ operate as effectively and efficiently as possible? The solution is to optimize the workforce. With the correct equipment, you can improve productivity, employee morale, and the working environment. We will go through the fundamentals of workforce optimization and offer useful...
HR and Marketing: Bringing Both Together for Better Business
HR and Marketing: Bringing Both Together for Better Business
Typically, when we think about human resources and marketing, we picture two distinct departments within a business, one concentrating on external factors and the other on internal factors. But the collaboration between these two departments is growing. Consumerization of HR Many refer to it as the consumerization of HR. Employee recruitment, engagement, and development are...
How Does Outsourced Accounting Work?
How Does Outsourced Accounting Work?
Any business trying to meet the financial needs of their organization can benefit from outsourced accounting firms. These services can cater to the particular demands of your company and range from straightforward bookkeeping to fully fractionalized CFOs. This article explains the operation of outsourced accounting services and how they can help your company. Your business...
What If I Don’t Have an Employee Handbook?

  A company’s employee handbook is not required by law, and many companies choose not to have one even though many laws require employers to inform employees of their workplace rights. Despite these reasons, I strongly advise writing an employee handbook based on my experience in human resources for more than 15 years.   Communicate...

Modern ERP Consulting & Why It’s Valuable

PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, MIGRATION   WHAT IS ERP CONSULTING? Accounting, human resources, sales and inventory management are all considered part of enterprise resource planning (ERP), which is a set of integrated and integrated business applications used to manage and automate numerous business functions. Additionally, depending on your ERP choice, you may be able to take advantage...

8 Ways to Set & Maintain Healthy Work Boundaries

Establishing boundaries early on will help you navigate your workplace, avoid toxic environments, and create a clear path that will enable you to achieve your best work without being exploited or burned out.   Does your work email get checked outside of working hours, for example? If a problem arises, are you available on Slack 24/7?...

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There are many contributing factors that can drive an employee to resign from his/her position. Employees who find themselves constantly buried in their workloads and without the proper support from their peers and management will suffer the “need to get out” mentality.  In a recent survey nearly 600 individuals said they left their job without...

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It has become increasingly common for companies to hire contingent workers to fill staffing needs and help with short-term or high-skill projects. But what exactly are contingent workers, and how can employers navigate the sometimes-confusing rules and regulations associated with them? Our team explains everything you need to know about contingent workers below. What is a...

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After 11 consecutive months of hard work and perseverance to get his business up and running, the owner finally reached his breaking point.  If you’ve experienced this yourself, you can probably remember the same feeling. At some point along their entrepreneurial journey, every founder will eventually reach this crucial moment in their life, one where...

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Do you think that having a virtual assistant is a sort of luxury that only the big companies can afford? Not exactly. In fact, hiring a physical assistant not only soaks up more of your time and energy, but it also costs much more than hiring a virtual one. With the recent rise and development...

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A specific memory that still holds strong in our minds has to do with a company our team has previously worked with. After spending a few years trying to get off the ground, this company began to see significant growth, however, their seemingly uniform culture also came under fire.  In their attempts to combat this...

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Do you want larger profit margins in your business?  Recent studies have shown that companies with diverse executive teams actually have larger profit margins than companies with relatively little diversity in their upper positions. If you’re sitting there raising your eyebrow and tilting your head, we encourage you to keep reading for some proof: Companies...

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47.8 million U.S. workers – that’s how many voluntarily quit their jobs in 2021.  The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives in many different ways, but most notably gave way to what we now know as the Great Resignation. The nation’s “quit rate” reached a 20-year high in November 2021.  While we were all made fully...

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#BreaktheBias. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWS), March 8, universally encourages everyone to help call out gender bias, discrimination and harmful stereotyping in the ongoing mission and battle for women’s equality.  Keep reading to see how different companies are doing their part in fighting for change… Shattering Gender Stereotypes The Fawcett Society...

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There’s a lot going on in our world right now, to say very the least.  While we are always advocates for checking on your employee’s mental health and overall well-being -as well as your own -outside events can easily trigger emotions and sneak in feelings of overwhelm.  Discussions pertaining to mental health have come a...

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If you saw our recent post, “What the Workplace Harassment Law Reform Will Mean for Your Business”, you saw how the latest workplace harassment legislation to pass Senate is working to fix a broken system, and what you can expect the moment it is signed into law. Workplace harassment takes on many different forms; you should...

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“Long overdue.”  “It will help fix a broken system.”  “You’re going to have a chance to be heard differently.” The above are statements made by lawmakers-of both parties- when asked to comment on the workplace harassment legislation that passed the Senate on Thursday (February 10th, 2022) after years of deliberations. The next step requires President...

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It’s the rollercoaster ride that keeps on going… We started our journey upon the introduction of vaccine mandates, came to a sudden halt when they were lifted, picked back up again when they were reintroduced, only to be blocked once again.  Last week we published the latest change in this ongoing saga: the Biden Administration...

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You may be under the wrong impression. You should know that employee handbooks are not meant to be static, one-time documents, but does this mean you should include policies surrounding Covid-19? Not exactly.  A thorough, well written employee handbook provides a valuable resource for your employees, whether they are recently hired or have been with...

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The Biden administration is withdrawing its COVID-19 vaccination mandate against Covid-19 and its testing rules after the Supreme Court’s decision to block the mandate. According to a notice posted on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration website, the withdrawal is effective Wednesday, January 26th.  OSHA’s regulation required businesses with 100 or...

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Let’s be honest, if you’re like most small to midsize business owners, you’re primarily focused on your customers and providing state-of-the-art service… Not keeping up with the latest laws and regulations impacting worker relations or updating your employee policies and documents. However, what you may find of lesser importance now may come back to haunt...

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Employees leaving their bosses- not companies is not a new concept – it’s just recently gaining traction. The trending Great Resignation movement narrows in on quitting employees, as opposed to the root of the cause: bad leaders.  For example, have you ever worked in a position where you considered it to be “just a job”?...