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Just when we were hoping that the worst was behind us, there's concern about the possibility of a stronger strain of H1N1 and a harsher flu season. Now, as the government is urging us to take precautions to prevent and prepare for this possibility, business owners and executives must also make preparations for a potential pandemic in the
During the summer months, we seem to get inspired to work out more and get in better shape. Summer is also a perfect time to foster an atmosphere of health and well-being in the workplace. Here are some of the initiatives we've found to be effective in promoting a healthy office:Hold a Health Fair — Create a fun and educational day
The mindset that "The customer is always right" underscores the value we place on our customers, regardless of our industry. Especially in today's economic climate, most companies recognize that their existence largely depends on how well they can engage and service customers and offer them the products or services that they need. Yet there's
We are all in unchartered waters right now--grappling with economic issues in ways that we have never had to before. This economy is testing the mettle of business leaders--from the largest enterprises to the mom and pop shop--and the exceptional ones will rise to the occasion and successfully pull their companies through. What do all of these
With all the anxiety in the marketplace, it's only natural that employees may feel concerned about issues on the home front as well as job security at the office. Yet, with many managers focused on making numbers and closing sales, it's often too easy to overlook their number one asset--the internal team.While unfortunately we can't alleviate
We all know a great team when we see one, and the sustainable, competitive advantage that great teams provide. Being from Boston, two immediate examples come to mind: The Red Sox, who won two World Series Championships in three years after an 86-year drought, and the New England Patriots, who have won three Super Bowls in four years. These
In a time of economic difficulty, when people are getting laid off and national average salaries are on the decline, SurePayroll is bucking the trend. My company, based in suburban Chicago, is quickly becoming one of the most successful Software-as-a-Service companies in the United States, and we're rapidly expanding our workforce and customer
This time of year I find myself writing many lists -- holiday gifts to purchase, greetings cards to send, and New Year's resolutions to strive for. In the same way that we all use lists in our personal lives to maintain relationships, reflect on the past year, and set our course for the upcoming year, we need to do the same thing when it comes to
Basically, small business compliance involves doing a lot of administrative stuff to please various government agencies. Sure, these rules and regulations provide necessary societal safeguards, but, at the same time, they also take the fun out of being an entrepreneur. They distract you from doing important things, like finding new customers and
Times have gotten tough for small-business owners. By containing your healthcare plan costs, you might help ease some of the economic pressures bearing down on your business. Health insurance can be emotional. After all, we're talking about your health and, in some cases, maybe even your life. If done right, you achieve the results necessary to
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