Jean Spencer

Jean Spencer is the Sr. Integrated Campaigns Manager at Zenefits. She’s a prior journalist, a current marketer, and always an entrepreneur. Her first job was selling homemade puzzles (cardboard boxes, painted, cut up, and assembled into plastic baggies) at the bottom of the driveway for $0.25.

22 articles

Business Unusual: How Happy Lucky’s Teahouse Reached Record Sales During COVID-19 (With Video)

This story is part of our Business Unusual series. Each week, we share real stories from small businesses and how they are adapting to a new world of work.

Email Examples and Templates for Staff and Customer Correspondence

Ready to reopen for business? We crafted sample memos to send to employees and customers announcing your return.

Checklists for Reopening Business After COVID-19

As businesses begin to open up, employers will need to come up with detailed plans to keep workers and customers safe. Use these checklists as guidance to make the return to work safe.

Business Unusual: Hardship Breeds Resilience, Says the CEO of This 82-Year-Old Company

How a fourth-generation business born during the Great Depression — and navigated its way through 4 recessions, September 11, and Hurricane Sandy — is handling COVID-19.

Business Unusual: Self-Employed and Struggling With PPP

What do you do when searching for PPP money becomes a full-time job? One freelance photographer shares his story.

Getting the Most out of Your Health Benefits

A step-by-step guide for employers who want to maximize the value of health insurance

Mythbusters: Millennials and Gen Zers Aren’t that Different, According to this Data

We surveyed Millennials and Gen Zers, and the results were surprising

Employee Turnover Is a More Costly Problem than Researchers Thought, Here’s Why

A high employee turnover rate can set a business back. But new research shows just how much employee turnover costs.

Research: Employee Retention a Bigger Problem Than Hiring for Small Business

You hear hiring is a big challenge for small business. But according to the statistics, employee turnover is an even bigger problem.

5 Example PTO Policies from Actual Small Business Owners

Insight on how real small businesses handle PTO