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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 }

Focus on Management Skills

by Jim Martin

Some new businesses soar. Others languish, crawling slowly forward until their founders’ money and patience are both exhausted, their deaths sadly marked by empty storefronts. Failure is not inevitable. If your product or service is marketable, you can avoid a going-out-of-business sale by honing four critical skills. In a sense,… [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 }

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 }

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 }

Ten Tips for New Small Businesses

by Jim Martin

by Beth Laurence, J.D.

1. Save as much money as possible before starting. People too often go into business with no savings, using loan money from friends, banks, or the SBA. They expect to start paying the loans back right away with their profits. What they don’t realize is… [READ MORE]About { title }

Three Employee Qualities That Could Jeopardize Your Business

by Jim Martin

Just as a bad manager can destroy the best team working under him, a bad employee can create tensions among his fellow workers and ultimately affect your business in a negative way. Such tensions can tarnish the quality of other employees’ work and ultimately the image and success of the… [READ MORE]About { title }

Are Your HR Practices Current?

by Jim Martin

Hiring, recruiting, managing people and benefits and more comprise the discipline of human resources. While many small business owners feel HR can be taxing, Linda Kraus of Paychex says, “HR is a process, not a luxury or something nice to have… it’s a necessity.” All business owners should be well-versed… [READ MORE]About { title }