We are currently in unprecedented times as a nation, as members of our communities, as individuals, and as small business owners. While we are asked to make sacrifices in our households and in our daily routines, the toll that this has on small business owners across all geographical locations and industry sectors may be unmeasurable.(more…)
Ten Tips for Keeping Yourself Secure when Working Remotely
The Covid-19 crisis has created unprecedented challenges for businesses and employees across almost every industry. For many people, this means a shift to working from home. Unfortunately, it also represents an opportunity for scammers to try and take advantage of the uncertainty. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security is reminding people to remain extra-vigilant during this time. Here are some tips to keep yourself safe while working remotely:(more…)
Protect your business from losing its most valuable asset, its people!
Employee loyalty is not what it used to be. One in four employees will leave their jobs, according to the 2018 Work Institute Report. And that same report states that nearly 77% of that turnover could be prevented by employers. Losing a key employee can create a gap in knowledge, causing a company to scramble looking for answers. Without strong retention, the loss of a key employee can be quite expensive and may leave your business in a position of instability.(more…)
What Is the Real Cost of Covering Employees Under a Qualified Plan?
Business owners often bristle at the idea of putting in a qualified retirement plan because they must contribute on behalf of their employees. But what they don’t realize, is that with a properly designed qualified plan, the current tax savings alone may exceed the “cost” of covering those employees. (more…)
How to Improve Your Bottom Line and Employee Engagement
There is something refreshing about the start of a new year. For many business owners, the first quarter is a time of renewed motivation. As a business owner, this is an ideal time for goal setting and planning so that you can take advantage of the opportunities in front of you. While there are a plethora of ways to improve your business in the new year, here are a few tips to help improve your bottom line, while keeping your employees happy. (more…)