Jun 19, 2017

Owners Should Utilize The Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Did you know that employers claim about $1 Billion in tax credits each year under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC)? The WOTC was formed to encourage employers to hire those looking for work who are apart of target groups such as veterans. In an article from TaxConnections, author Ken May writes “WOTC is […]

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Jun 12, 2017

Techniques to Help Your Employees Tackle Problems

In every business, those who can tackle problems rather than complain about them are bound to succeed. Problem solvers, not whiners, always end up winning in business. In an article from Entrepreneur, Jill Schiefelbein writes, “In the workplace, constant complaints have negative consequences that reach into multiple areas of productivity, camaraderie, leadership and culture”. But […]

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Jun 05, 2017

Tips as Generation Z Enters the Workforce

As graduation season comes to an end, there is a renewed sense of motivation from those who are beginning  their careers. These graduates are not from the Millennial generation, but rather are their own new generation who bring independence, competition, and motivation from the fear of missing out to the workplace. Ken Tysiac article in […]

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May 22, 2017

Habits of Smart Communicators

Communication has gradually become more digital and less personal, prompting us to slowly lose our personal communication skills. With the digital age being full of texts, emails, phone calls, and social media, we find ourselves struggling to personally engage with others. In an article from Inc.com, Marcel Schwantes advocates for a transition to more traditional […]

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May 15, 2017

Strategies for Pursuing Continued Education

Owning a business is a time-consuming pursuit; many entrepreneurs credit their success to education but struggle to find the time to continue learning while also managing their business. In a recent article for Entrepreneur, Scott Langdon offers some tips for business owners who want to pursue further education. Let someone else handle some of your […]

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May 05, 2017

Gmail Phishing Scam Affects up to One Million Users

A sophisticated and rapidly-spreading attack hit the accounts of Gmail users earlier this week, affecting as many as 1 million people, according to a statement issued by Google late Wednesday evening. “We have taken action to protect users against an email spam campaign impersonating Google Docs, which affected fewer than 0.1 percent of Gmail users,” […]

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May 01, 2017

The Urgent Need for Increased Productivity in Retail Stores

“We are on the edge of a precipice,” writes Walter Loeb, for Forbes. As the popularity of ecommerce increases, the security of the US retail industry becomes ever weaker. As an ever-increasing amount of sales take place online, the productivity of retail stores, as measured by sales per square foot, has been dropping. Add to […]

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Apr 24, 2017

Employee Retention and Your Business

Business owners and managers know that keeping the best employees isn’t easy. In an article for Entrepreneur, Matthew Wride, COO of DecisionWise, provides a series of questions for leaders to use in order to evaluate their employee policies and management practices so that talented employees stay, rather than look for work elsewhere. In addition to […]

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Apr 10, 2017

Empowering Your Employees

When you own a business, you’re accountable for its success. However, if you have a strong, entrepreneurial team supporting you, you can be confident in relying upon them to make daily decisions without your direct input. In an Inc.com article, “A Culture of Entrepreneurship: Why You Must Build It in Your Business,” Sonia Thompson discusses […]

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Mar 24, 2017

Outlook: Strong Future for Female Entrepreneurs

According to data from 2015, over nine million U.S. businesses are now women owned. However, there are still hurdles women face as entrepreneurs, generally unique from their male counterparts. In a recent article for Business News Daily, Paula Fernandes puts forth seven challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. Interviews with female CEOs are incorporated to offer […]

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