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Are Your HR Practices Up-To-Date?

by Jim Martin

Hiring, recruiting and managing people and benefits and more comprise the task of human resources. While many small business owners feel HR can be taxing, it’s a necessity in which all business owners should be well-versed, and be able to handle any issue that may come up in the day-to-day… [READ MORE]About { title }

Starting on the Wrong Foot in the Wrong Direction

by Jim Martin

At the latest startup conference the person on stage pitched his method which agreed with the last book you read. He swore that you can ride your idea to fame and wealth by starting your own business. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, particularly if he says you can’t do it without… [READ MORE]About { title }

Creating Creative Employees

by Jim Martin

You wouldn’t be in business if you didn’t have some tendency toward innovation, but you can become even more successful if you encourage your employees to be creative as well. Innovators capitalize on new ideas, new technologies and new developments in the market place. Big changes are obvious, but small… [READ MORE]About { title }

Workshop on March 9, 2017

by Jim Martin

On Thursday March 9, SCORE will offer a workshop entitled Protect Your Business: Understand Employment Law. The chief presenter will be Carmella Woll, a leading employment law attorney. The workshop will give attendees an overview of the legal issues involved in hiring and managing employees. Learn about employment law issues… [READ MORE]About { title }

Don’t Let Funk Run Your Business

by Jim Martin

By Daniel Kehrer

Many small businesses chug along for years, growing just a little each year. Their owners develop a kind of complacency. Then one day they begin to realize that employee morale has soured, productivity has declined and the business just isn’t growing as fast as they think it… [READ MORE]About { title }

Home Office Deduction For Employees Who Work from Home

by Jim Martin

By Barbara Weltman

Do you have any employees who work from home? If you understand the tax rules they face for claiming a home office deduction, you can help them. A home office deduction enables a person to treat otherwise personal costs as a deductible business expense. The deduction… [READ MORE]About { title }

The Value of the Written Word

by Jim Martin

Put everything you do in writing.

Everyone seems to understand the importance of formal contracts with key suppliers and key volume customers. No one would expect to borrow or loan money without a fistful of paper. Everyone understands purchase orders and shipping documents. Other important parts of the paper trail… [READ MORE]About { title }

Preventing Employee Theft

by Jim Martin

Some questions can be unpleasant. One issue some business owners must face even though it is painful is employee theft. Every business, whether small or large, can take steps to minimize (or, with luck, eliminate) this aggravating problem. Police data indicates that more than two-thirds of retail theft is committed… [READ MORE]About { title }

Good Managers Nurture Success

by Jim Martin

Some small business owners fail to get the best performance from their employees because of their management style. For the most part, they get their business decisions right, but they don’t understand the many factors that motivate (or fail to) employees. Consider these points in dealing with your employees and… [READ MORE]About { title }

Remember You’re the Boss

by Jim Martin

The vast majority of small business owners started out as employees somewhere else. Most also remember the kind of camaraderie that often exists in a successful small business. Co-workers become close friends, and the friendship (and the cohesiveness it brings) makes everyone work together to make the business better. We… [READ MORE]About { title }