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April 24, 2019

The Daily Rundown: This is the Top Ranked City for Female Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today it’s all about the lists: the list of best (and worst) places to start a business, a list of worries plaguing SBOs and an AI expert who wants you to make […]

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new legislation could positively affect cannabis payroll

April 24, 2019

New Legislation to Potentially Support Cannabis Payroll Federally

Americans’ attitudes toward marijuana use are changing rapidly, and state laws are reflecting that reality. In 2019, nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of Americans say that marijuana should be legalized. As luck would have it, many of them live in states where it has been. A total of 33 states allow medical marijuana use, and in […]

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paid sick leave

April 24, 2019

Affluent Village Outside Chicago Drops Minimum Wage Increase, Adds Paid Sick Leave

The trend for states and localities to offer paid sick leave continues with Glenview, Illinois soon to join the ranks of those offering the popular form of leave. Beginning July 1 2019, the village, which is an affluent village located a few miles outside Chicago, will implement the paid sick leave guidelines of surrounding Cook […]

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April 23, 2019

The Daily Rundown: New Paid Family Leave Laws and More

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today we look at how the “Silver Tsunami” might impact succession planning, the approaching deadline for leave law compliance in Massachusetts, and the murky waters around the efficacy of workplace wellness programs. […]

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April 23, 2019

7 Questions for Would-Be Consultant Mompreneurs

A true trailblazer in the world of working mothers, Katheryn Gemberling rose through the administrative ranks of one of the nation’s largest school districts, serving as an Assistant Superintendent during an era when the role was overwhelmingly held by men. An expert in using student data to create systems for data-driven decision making in schools, […]

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A new look at organizational learning

April 23, 2019

A New Way of Looking at Organizational Learning

Organizational learning is the key to business success. The more employees know, the better they perform: the better they perform, the more a company can grow. The model for learning has traditionally been top-down. Management and HR determine what skills and competencies employees should have or aspire to, then set the learning agenda to align. […]

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April 22, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Thinking of Selling Your Business? Think Again.

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. To start: the tight labor market and student loan assistance programs for employees, followed by the cooling small biz market. And for dessert: the Freakshake. Tight labor market forces SMBs to attract […]

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student loans assistance programs

April 22, 2019

Trending Work Perks: A Breakdown of Student Loan Assistance Programs

Generation Z has hit the workplace in full force. According to some estimates, Gen Z, or “nexters,” make up about 20 percent of the global workforce. That number is even higher for entry-level positions. (You know, the positions you most often need to hire people to fill.) Nexters bring a number of new dynamics to […]

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what to know about a flexible vacation policy

April 22, 2019

How to Create a Flexible Vacation Policy

One of the biggest keys to employee satisfaction within a business lies with the company vacation policy. The policy your company chooses has the power to improve employee attraction, productivity, and company culture. In recent years, flexible vacation policies have emerged as a common trend among companies of all sizes. Here’s why. What Is Flexible […]

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April 19, 2019

The Daily Rundown: SMBs See Drop in Taxes Under New Tax Law

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. It’s Friday and the jury–or at least one survey–is in on the impact of the new tax code on small businesses. Also: cool and creative perks for employees and the need for […]

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how to hire an independent contractor

April 19, 2019

How Do I Hire an Independent Contractor? 5 FAQs

Has your company thought about hiring a third-party contractor to help with your workflow? The definitions of independent contractors are changing, depending on where you’re located, but after understanding the regulations around contract workers, the process is not difficult. Whether it’s to take over emergent tasks or because you need a specialist to perform a […]

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April 18, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Falling Revenue in Q1 and the Future of Chatbots

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today we look at OSHA compliance fails, what very small businesses can tell us about the economy, and the potential for chatbots to take over the world…or at least your customer service […]

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