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3 Ways Keep Your Employees Happy Through Business Growing Pains

Though everyone likes to think their small business will grow and change without any awkwardness or pains, the truth is that growing your small business is a lot like growing up. You will undoubtedly have a few growing pains and learning lessons, but will get through it smarter and more mature as a result.  Here...

How The Streaming Network Created Powerful Employee Experience to Boost Employee Productivity

Your employees are your most valuable asset. This is because your company's performance largely depends on your employee experience. If you successfully create a powerful employee experience (EX) that fosters productivity, creativity, collaboration, and engagement, your business will undoubtedly flourish. What's more, a powerful employee experience instills a culture where employees try to challenge their...

Financial Health Trumps Physical Health for Employees Amid COVID-19

Employees of small businesses are more concerned about their financial health than their physical health amid the pandemic. According to a new study by MetLife, 55% of small business employees express concern about their financial health during the COVID-19 crisis. That’s higher than the 41% who worry about their physical health. In fact, concern about financial...

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Taking Care of Employees Has a Big Impact

Ramon Ray and Ben Brewer met up at the B2SMB Institute in Napa, California to talk people and impact. Ben runs the small and mid-sized business segment for SAP Concur, a travel and expense management company based in Bellevue, Washington. Ben’s segment includes about 1,000 employees globally who service nearly 30,000 clients worldwide. They...

Attracting, Retaining and Motivating Employees: Insights from the Small Business Index with Jessica Moser of MetLife

Jessica Moser, senior vice president, Small Business Solutions at MetLife sat down with me to discuss the results of the Small Business Index. This is a survey done in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and focuses on the small business economy. I asked Jessica to share her insights into: Why small businesses are...

Recent Survey Reveals Top Challenges and Concerns for Small Businesses When Complying with Employment Laws

What challenges rank high among today’s small businesses? A major concern has been staying compliant with the maze of federal, state and local regulations. A recent survey conducted by ComplyRight spotlights the range of challenges and concerns for small businesses — and the results uncovered surprising, and consistent, vulnerabilities to legal actions and fines that...

Why Employee Advocacy can be Your Next Big Marketing Campaign

While digital marketing elements like video content and influencer marketing are getting a lot of buzz these days, ultimately, building trust remains a crucial element for brands to elicit the engagement they aspire for. This is why tapping micro-influencers, with their smaller number of followers but higher rates of engagement are on the rise. But...

How to Handle Employee Payroll as a Small Business Owner

How to Handle Employee Payroll as a Small Business Owner

Issuing payroll means more today than writing a check. It means navigating a complex set of websites to file various taxes, issuing checks, and maintaining employee and company records. Depending on how many employees you have, it could take a few minutes or a few hours each week to complete your company’s payroll. It...

2 Essential Factors You Need to Know for Building Your Power Team

2 Essential Factors You Need to Know for Building Your Power Team

Building a power team for your business goes way beyond the necessity of hiring. This step involves vision and intent to create an internal support structure made up of people who really “get” your company, who are excited about what you’ve created and who can help take your dream to the next level of...

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