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How to Create a Winning Business Culture

How to Create a Winning Business Culture

When  a once-growing business stumbles, the cause is sometimes an overlooked culprit: the company culture.   Many good businesses with solid ideas, a great market and talented people start to lose their grip on growth after failing to win victories that seemed within grasp.   Slowly, the “win or die trying” mentality gives way to deciding how […]

A New Dental Discount Plan for Small Business

A New Dental Discount Plan for Small Business

When it comes to offering a dental insurance plan as an employee benefit, most small business owners have to pass on affordability grounds.  Cheap or low-cost dental plans are nowhere to be found. But low-cost, easy-access dental discounts plans are something worth chewing on, and a newly launched service called Brighter is providing a way […]

5 New Keys to Cutting Small Business Health Insurance Costs

5 New Keys to Cutting Small Business Health Insurance Costs

Health insurance remains as expensive, confusing and out-of-reach for most small businesses as ever.  If your business already has a health insurance plan, you probably know that costs keep rising.  And if you don’t, all of the talk about health insurance reform so far has probably only made your business even more befuddled.  And now […]

Essential Guide to Hiring Teens for Summer Jobs

Essential Guide to Hiring Teens for Summer Jobs

About four million teenagers will hold summer jobs in the U.S. this year.  If you plan to be among the millions of small business owners who provide those jobs it’s important to know the special rules that govern teenage workers. Government statistics show that young workers suffer a disproportionate share of on-the-job injuries.  According to […]

Rules and Benefits of Employee Credit Cards

Rules and Benefits of Employee Credit Cards

Sooner or later, growing businesses face this decision:  Should certain employees have their own company credit cards?  While many biz owners are psychologically opposed to issuing plastic to employees, business credit cards can actually be big time and money savers.  They greatly reduce the number of checks you have to write, provide detailed and itemized […]