Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for Small Employers

As a small employer, do you know that you qualify for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit that will put money in your pocket?  This credit also applies to non-profit organizations. For tax years 2010 through 2013, the maximum credit is 35 percent for small business employers and 25 percent for … [Read more...]

7 Ways Staffing Agencies Can Save You MONEY

One of the many benefits of using a staffing company is to reduce your operating costs.  Here are 7 ways your small business  can reduce your costs directly or indirectly. 1) Convert Fixed Costs to Variable Costs:   For some positions in your company you could save money by converting your “Fixed … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Work with a Staffing Agency

Staffing companies create value for their clients and for their employees.  Most staffing agencies have a niche market they serve and they have become experts in those industries.  Agencies have a unique relationship with their employees because the employees are the “product” they sell.  Here are 5 … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Hire a Staffing Company vs. Hiring a Direct Employee

Most small business owners are not aware of the tremendous benefits of leveraging the services of a staffing company.  Many owners have a vague recollection of working with a temp in their corporate life in a larger company but are unaware of how staffing companies can help their smaller … [Read more...]

Why do people find it so difficult to delegate?

In our business we see the struggle that people go through before they are comfortable delegating personal tasks. They know they need to delegate but the decision to do so takes time, for some it takes a few days for others months. Why do people find it so difficult to delegate, especially … [Read more...]

Onboarding a New Employee

In some companies the new hires fail at a rate of 46%.  An important way for business owners to combat these challenges is to implement an effective onboarding program. The goal of the Onboarding process is to help new hires adjust to the social and performance aspects of their jobs quickly and … [Read more...]

Do You Own Your Business or Does Your Business Own You?

As small business owners we wear many different hats. During the day we may have to go from being the receptionist to the CEO to the janitor. Then, somewhere in the midst of doing all of that, we also have to do the things we get paid to do, the things we are passionate about. It’s no surprise that … [Read more...]

Effectively Managing a Virtual Team

Your business has grown and you have hired a great team member but they are working virtually. Here are tips to help nurture this unique but common work environment. The Virtual Office.1) Determine the work hours:  The strength of working virtually is that the work can be completed almost anytime.  … [Read more...]

How to Hire a Virtual Team Member

You’re drowning in work—a victim of your own success.  And now you need help–someone who can work with little supervision.  Your needs can be met virtually by a team member working as an employee, independent contractor, or service provider (such as a Bookkeeper, Admin Assistant, Personal Assistant, … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Effective Delegation

Delegation is an effective time management skill.  It is defined as the ability to effectively empower others to work on your behalf. In simpler terms, it’s your ability to get things done by using the time and skill of another. Here are some steps to be effective. 1) Define the goal you are … [Read more...]