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How to Create Your Employee Handbook

Are you and your employees on the same page when it comes to company policies? Can you help your employees easily access information about things like benefits or performance evaluations? Do you have documentation that ensures your team knows their rights and responsibilities at work (while protecting you in the event that you’re sued by an employee)? If you have an employee handbook, the answer...

Questions You Should Never Ask in a Job Interview

Imagine this hypothetical scenario: you’re a small business owner who needs to fill an open position at your company. After sorting through resumes and interviewing four candidates, you hire the one you think will be the right fit for the job. Your new employee joins your team, and business continues as usual. Three weeks later, you’re notified that one of the candidates you didn’t choose...

Is Auto Insurance Tax Deductible? It Depends

Using a car for work Generally, you can calculate business vehicle expenses one of two ways: the standard mileage rate or the actual expense method. Depending on your situation, you might qualify for one or both methods. If you qualify for both – and you don’t mind crunching the numbers – it might be worth it to calculate both ways to see which method gets...

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Business Owners

Walk 10,000 steps each day. Read a new book each month. Learn how to play the flugelhorn. The sky’s the limit when creating your list of New Year's resolutions. But while you ponder the merits of your next personal goal, there’s another area of your life that could benefit from a little introspection at the year’s end: your business. As a small business owner, you...

Business Owners: 4 Trends to Watch in 2022

Each new year brings its own unique set of opportunities and challenges for small business owners. And 2022 is no exception. From shifting consumer shopping habits and government regulations to emerging technologies and the continued effects of the pandemic, it’s enough to make any small business owner take a moment to seriously consider what’s coming their way in the next 12 months ‒ and how...

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