Sprout Brautman

Jeremy "Sprout" Brautman is a writer, problem solver, and big fan of growth. When he's not trying to solve problems to help small businesses grow, he can be found developing amenities to increase occupancy at his urban Ladybug Hotel.

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6 Tips for Crafting an Employee Dating Policy

Office romance often leads to an uptick in watercooler gossip. Here's how to craft an employee dating policy that doesn't risk retaliation.

FSA vs HSA: Which is Best For Your Employees?

FSAs and HSAs are accounts that have tax advantages. We compare FSA vs HSA side-by-side, so you can get a quick view of their similarities and differences.

Stop Packing, Start Doing: How DUFL Unpacks Time Savings for Travelers with Zenefits

DUFL is a time savings application for the modern traveler. Learn how they're helping people, their own and their customers, make best use of time.

How an Austin Barbershop Styles Hair and Cuts Paperwork

Birds Barbershop is an authentic, affordable, and welcoming salon that respects its people and celebrates individuality. And they're growing!

How One Nonprofit Drives Hands-On Volunteers With Hands-Off HR

HandsOn Bay Area is a nonprofit that has been connecting people to volunteer opportunities and strengthening local communities since the late 1980s.

Balancing DIY & SOS: A Modern Tale of an All-American Business

Brooklyn Tweed is on a mission to change the way you think about knitting, and founder and DIY entrepreneur Jared Flood has persevered in his vision.

How to Keep Your High Performers

Reducing the cost of turnover (and retaining your high performers) is possible if you understand why it’s happening.

Top 5 HR Errors (and How to Fix Them)

“To err is human; to forgive, divine” wrote Alexander Pope. While forgiveness is a virtue to strive for in life, in business, HR errors can be quite costly.

Same-Sex Marriage: All Employee Benefits Are Now Created Equal

Marriage equality simplifies employee benefits administration. Now, employers can consistently apply the same polices to all married couples.