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small business regulations

January 25, 2017

Small Businesses Struggle with Regulations – and it’s Costing them $83K

It’s no secret that starting a business is hard – and like a new marriage, the first year tends to be the hardest. But, did you know that regulatory issues are a huge reason why small businesses struggle so much? In fact, small business owners pay an average of over $83,000 in regulatory costs during […]

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HR software

December 8, 2016

Software Advice Calls Zenefits a “One-Stop Shop for Small Businesses”

In October, Zenefits unveiled Z2, a fully-integrated HR app experience for small businesses. It was a labor of love and a commitment to our core value of putting our customers first. That’s why we’re so excited about Software Advice’s comprehensive product review of Z2:   “The Zenefits you’ve heard of, read about or used extensively […]

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Modern Times Brewery Small Business Success

November 30, 2016

Zenefits Recognizes National Entrepreneurship Month Winners

November was National Entrepreneurship Month, a time to celebrate and honor the dreamers and risk-takers who create businesses that serve as the heart of our national economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are over six million small businesses that employ over half of the workforce and account for 2 of 3 […]

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July 31, 2016

8 Tips to a More Productive Day

Time is a resource like any other. But in today’s business environment, millions of hours go wasted — not because we’re not filling them with things to do, but because we’re doing things that aren’t necessarily driving results. If you’re not already, start thinking about budgeting your time in the same way you would budget […]

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July 26, 2016

How Benefits Can Help You Win the Talent War

My business helps companies grow by finding the right talent. We’ve worked with the majority of Atlanta’s start-ups and fastest growing companies, and one thing I’ve learned is benefits matter. Having a strong benefits offering can be big ammo when fighting for (and retaining) talent, especially in this candidate-driven environment. With healthcare costs at an […]

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July 17, 2016

Hiring for Startups: Advice from Founders and Talent Leaders

Growing a team from scratch can feel like a black hole. To shed some light on the process, we spoke with successful founders and talent leaders for their advice on everything from how to grow, to interviewing tactics and mistakes to avoid. Get a taste of their advice below, or download the entire (free!) ebook, […]

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July 12, 2016

The 7 Personality Types Every Startup Needs

When it comes to startups and small businesses, most tend to share these two characteristics:           They move fast.           They operate with few resources. Although there are many other characteristics of startups and small businesses, these two elements tend to make hiring a team challenging. After […]

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June 1, 2016

5 Brilliant Business Ideas from Hustle Con 2016

Startups face many challenges today, but it’s important to remember: “you don’t have to be a coder to be an entrepreneur.” At least not according to the folks at Hustle Con,  a networking event for “non-techies” and one I had the privilege to attend at the Paramount theater in Oakland earlier in May. The day […]

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May 25, 2016

The Back to Business Tour: Austin — Embracing Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Tools for Growth

According to the SBA, there are more than 28 million entrepreneurs serving as the economic engine of our country today. They employ half of the private sector, create two out of three net new jobs, and if our small business sector was a country, its output would rank number three above Germany and Japan. But when […]

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May 10, 2016

17 Realities of Start-up Life Entrepreneurs Need to Know About

Start-up life has been depicted in television shows like “Silicon Valley”, maligned in books like Disrupted by Dan Lyons, and misunderstood by media outlets for years. For small business owners and entrepreneurs on the front lines, these popular depictions of startup and small business life are light on facts and heavy on sensational storylines. What’s […]

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small business small town

May 2, 2016

Recognizing the Big Impact of Small Business Owners

Growing up in a small town in Arkansas, I often walked to school with my older sisters.  Our journey took us down the main street, which was always a source of great interest to me with the shop owners out in front cleaning windows and preparing sidewalk bargain displays. One of those shop owners was […]

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April 26, 2016

The Worst Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make

When you’re starting a small business, mistakes are inevitable. After all, getting a company off the ground takes a lot of hard work, hustle, and know-how. Problem is, most entrepreneurs don’t possess these skills when they’re just starting out. That means that in addition to having a great business idea, entrepreneurs must also deal with […]

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