employee benefits

The Impact of Employee Benefits on Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) account for 99.9% of all U.S. businesses and nearly half of the private U.S. workforce. However, SMBs are still reeling from the impacts of the pandemic and are having to balance employee retention with benefits offerings to attract and retain talent.  A recent PwC survey revealed a staggering 88% of companies...

Sara Bendrick

Without Scalable Systems Sara Bendrick’s Landscaping Business Was In Trouble

Sara Bendrick is a designer, licensed contractor & T.V. Host for the DIY Network.  She has a bachelors in landscape architecture from Cal Poly SLO and when not filming ‘I Hate my Yard’ or her new series “Lawn & Order’  she runs a Landscape design/build company, ‘Sarita Landscape Design’. Her landscaping business was doing 'ok'....

How to sell online - Jackson Cunningham

How To Sell Online:He Sells Suspenders and Shares His Digital Success

How to sell online is what Jackson Cunningham of JJ Suspenders does best. He believes in not letting imperfection slow him down and in building something and getting it better and better. Often times, it's waiting for perfection and fear of critique that keep people back. Listen to the interview on the Smart Hustle podcast...

employee happiness

Thinking Outside the Box to Create Lasting Employee Happiness

You might assume that keeping employees happy would require more money or time off. And while both those things are certainly appreciated, employee happiness is a bit more complex. Employers are starting to recognize that keeping their employees happy and fulfilled at work means getting a little creative. “To make customers happy, we have...

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...

Company Culture is Essential Says Japanese Street Food Manager – #PoweringProsperity @Intuit

Company culture is essential. It's not something you can "program" or press the "Liked button" on. It's about WHO you are as a business owner and who you hire as part of your team. I spoke with an executive at Austin based East Side King, watch our interview below. This was on the occasion of Intuit @...

3 Tips for Better Hiring Practices from Google’s Employment Experts

Hiring is an important, but very challenging experience for many companies, especially growing companies. In this interview Ramon Ray gets insights from executives at Hire (a Google app). I spoke with Meagan Hency, Product Marketing and Berit Hoffman, Product Lead. They shared 3 important tips related to hiring and careers and more. Have a career section...

finance

How to Determine Your Outsourcing Cost

More often than not, when a business function becomes a distraction from an organization’s core business, entrepreneurs and business managers often ask the question: “Should we outsource it?” This is a question that mostly applies to your non-core business functions such as data entry, email handling, document processing, IT services, accounting, payroll etc. However, making the...

Ryan Deiss of Digital Marketer Shares 3 Fatal Hiring Mistakes Almost Every Small Business Makes

Today we are speaking to small business owners who have been in the hustle for a while now and are looking to get to the next level. The key to accelerated growth at this stage? Hiring the right people. That certainly doesn’t sound like earth shattering advice, but hear me out. While hiring the right team...

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