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ways to embrace AI in the workplace

January 22, 2019

The Growing Presence of AI in the Workplace

Artificial intelligence is coming to your workplace, whether you’re planning to incorporate it or not. Many small businesses can’t foresee justification for the cost of the technology, or the benefit of its use. But AI is in its infancy: business and entrepreneurs are looking for ways to adopt machine learning to enhance the working world. […]

Measuring HR: bringing people analytics to human resources

January 7, 2019

Measuring HR: Bringing People Analytics to Human Resources

A wealth of data has been at the fingertips of HR professionals itching to delve into it for valuable insight. Today’s HR professional is beginning to reap the benefits of the data collected from every step of the employee experience, from recruitment to retirement. Using big data and AI, professionals are measuring HR efficiencies, project […]

Get ahead of compliance in 2019 with our calendar

December 17, 2018

Here’s the Ultimate Tool for Tax Compliance in 2019

I’m not a compliance expert, financial analyst, or tax advisor. I am a 30-year-old entrepreneur navigating the business world, attempting to get ahead in life by building new businesses and hopefully discovering that pot of gold along the way that leaves me happily retired. Sound familiar? If you’re one of the more than 25 million […]

What will the implications be of the new HRA proposal?

December 11, 2018

What the New HRA Proposal Could Mean for Small Businesses

Small businesses and their employees who have been shut out of the health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) market because of increases in healthcare costs and burdensome administrative tasks could find a way in under Trump’s new HRA proposal, which looks somewhat similar to past President Obama’s Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) with a few […]

high turnover rates are costly and can be a massive detriment to small businesses

November 28, 2018

Top Reasons for High Turnover Rates (And How to Lower Them)

Ask any HR Manager about their company’s greatest asset, and they are likely to give you the same answer. Talent. Whether you work for a small business or a multinational corporation, your business can’t run without employees. Unfortunately, many companies are facing the challenge of doing just that– as turnover rates rise employers are experiencing […]

big payroll stats for small businesses

November 13, 2018

Payroll Stats for Small Businesses

According to a number of studies and payroll states, every year the IRS penalizes small businesses billions of dollars for payroll errors– a burden that’s time-consuming, costly, and potentially hurtful in terms of attrition. But, who can blame the small business? US tax codes and the nuanced detail of payroll compliance are overwhelming at a […]


October 25, 2018

What is a Full-Time Job? The Definition Could be Shrinking.

.Dave Yonkman needed a top lieutenant at DYS Media. But Yonkman, the president of the small media relations firm in Holland, Mich., tempered his expectations. But then he found the perfect candidate. And Yonkman realized she would take the job if he budged on one thing: the hours. “I didn’t have any bargaining chip in […]


October 15, 2018

Even as Labor Market Tightens, Experts Say Ageism Holding Small Businesses Back

Russell Sinclair says he knows what ageism looks like. The 46-year-old has worked at several tech startups, and when he interviewed for a senior-level role at a New York City startup, he noticed that “everyone there was young, in their twenties.” The age of the interviewers didn’t faze him until he heard several people use […]


October 8, 2018

More Businesses Make Election Day a Holiday. Can Small Businesses Keep Up?

Dan Golden is closing the doors of his digital marketing firm on election day. The CEO isn’t required by law to give his employees the day to vote on November 6. He’s doing it out of a sense of civic duty. “For me, it’s always about walking the walk,” Golden, the CEO of the Chicago-based […]


October 1, 2018

Debris, Damages, and Jobs in Limbo: Hidden Costs for Small Businesses After Hurricane Florence

Although the Goat & Compass didn’t open until 2007, the cinderblock building has been around for decades and survived other hurricanes with minimal damage. Hurricane Florence was not just another storm. “When we started preparing for the hurricane, it was a [Category] 4,” recalls bar owner Scott Wagner. “We boarded up the windows and doors, […]


September 20, 2018

Small Businesses Find Fine Line to Walk When Workers Tweet

Social media might provide a bullhorn for sharing opinions, whether from celebrities, presidents or everyday people. But Earl White knows what can happen when an employee’s social media presence becomes a business challenge. White, co-founder and vice president of Miami-based real estate company House Heroes, LLC, was in the middle of a deal last summer […]

payroll piggy bank

September 7, 2018

The Payroll Setup Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Between browsing different platforms, managing your employee data, and conducting the appropriate research, the process of switching payroll services or starting a new one has a lot of moving parts. What do I need to know to stay compliant? What information is absolutely necessary for me to provide? Is this what’s best for my employees? We’re […]