Blog posts tagged with "Small Business Employees"

The Pros and Cons of Hiring College Students

February 07, 2019
Did you know that there are 19.9 million college students in the United States? Many of those students are taking classes during the regular semester schedule, giving them time during winter and summer breaks to work. While there are many benefits to hiring college students as part-time employees for your small business, there are some potential drawbacks as well.

4 Reasons to Celebrate Business Milestones

January 25, 2019
Running a successful business is something you should celebrate! Whether you’ve surpassed a sales milestone or are approaching a major anniversary, you should take time to commemorate these accomplishments. Although you’re likely busy in your role as a small business owner, you shouldn’t ignore these achievements. There are numerous benefits to celebrating or announcing your business’s major milestones, which we’ll detail in this post.

Everything You Need to Know About Fringe Benefits

January 21, 2019
As a small business owner, talented and capable employees can be some of your most valuable assets. However, attracting and retaining great employees to a startup or small business is often difficult when competing with larger, more established rivals that have significantly more resources at their disposal. Fortunately, if your current budget doesn’t allow you to fully compensate your employees through wages, you can offer fringe benefits to make your total compensation package more attractive.

Why Women Entrepreneurs Should Support Each Other

January 10, 2019
Both men and women business owners are accustomed to the struggle that comes with being an entrepreneur. You must work long hours, put your business first, and ensure that you’re standing out from the competition.

How to Create a Company Dress Code

January 03, 2019
Creating a company dress code is an important first step for management in any business, especially for companies where clients or partners visit frequently. A dress code must be carefully crafted to not only create a professional company image, but to also avoid suppressing employees’ individuality. Ultimately, you want to create an inclusive atmosphere and must avoid any hint of discrimination in your dress code. In fact, surveys have found that business casual dress codes are increasing rapidly. But what’s the best way to walk the line between professionalism and create a comfortable environment?

How to Hire the Best Employees for Your Auto Repair Business

January 02, 2019
As an auto repair business owner, you know how important it is to have a team of skilled and knowledgeable employees. When customers come to your business, they’ll expect your employees to know how to assess auto problems, recommend repairs, and ensure that their vehicle is safe and ready to get back on the road. That’s why it’s important to put in the time to recruit the best possible employees.

The Ultimate Guide to Providing Parental Leave to Your Employees

December 25, 2018
An average of 273,000 women and 22,000 men take parental leave every month. As a small business owner with employees, you’ll likely have staff members that need to take family leave, so you must have policies in place to support this. Parental leave policies vary in length and payment, but the goal is to create a policy that’s beneficial to you and your staff.

5 Wellness Perks to Consider Offering Your Employees in 2019

December 18, 2018
As a small business owner, you already know the importance of offering your employees excellent benefits. While it can be difficult for a smaller company to match the impressive benefits packages of a large corporation, there are some perks that you can offer to make your company more attractive to both current and potential employees.

Four Winter Challenges Your Business Should Prepare For

December 12, 2018
If you run a business in a geographic area that experiences harsh winters, preparation is crucial. Last year, winter storms battered the east coast from Florida to Massachusetts well into April, causing billions of dollars in damage while hurting the bottom lines of businesses.

6 Tips for Hiring, Training, and Managing Seasonal Employees at Your Retail Business

December 06, 2018
The National Retail Federation estimates that consumers will spend as much as $720.89 billion in November and December 2018, which is a  4.8 percent increase over 2017. For some businesses, the holiday season represents 30 percent of their annual revenue, so to meet this customer demand, they’ll need to hire seasonal employees.