Welcome to the SCORE Small Business Success Blog, where small business experts and mentors share tips, discuss trends, and provide advice on a wide range of topics affecting entrepreneurs in every industry.

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What Do Employees Want? How to Attract and Retain Workers for Your Small Business

Article Language: English
September 27, 2022,

Many business owners still struggle to find and keep employees, whether small businesses operate in-office (store or restaurant), virtually, or in a hybrid environment.  
As the nation continues to operate at nearly full employment, keeping your staff happy and onboard is even more difficult. Several recent surveys of U.S. employees reveal some challenges small business owners face and how they cope with them.

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How to Cover for Employees When They’re Gone for an Extended Period

Article Language: English
July 29, 2022,

If the past few years have taught small business owners anything, it’s the unpredictability of life. Assuming that your SMB weathered the pandemic, you are understandably concerned about shoring things up ahead of the next crisis. If you’re starting your own company, you’ll want to adopt a few tried-and-true practices to guard against the unexpected.

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11 Ways to Grow a Business Through Volunteer Work

Article Language: English
April 14, 2022,

From building camaraderie to inspiring word-of-mouth referrals, there are several ways that volunteering can help grow your business. 

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Why Recordkeeping is Vital and How to Do it

Article Language: English
March 23, 2022,

Recordkeeping for business is vital; it's required for tax purposes, employee records, and helps you know how your business is doing,

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10 Key Hires Every Startup Needs

Article Language: English
March 2, 2022,

Looking to expand your start-up team? Look at filling these positions first.

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How to Handle Racism in a Small Business

Article Language: English
February 16, 2022

As a small business owner, it’s essential to know how to tackle intolerant customers professionally while protecting your employees from racist experiences.

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Employers Must Rethink Hiring Practices to Recruit and Retain Gen Z

Article Language: English
February 9, 2022

Are you looking to hire from generation Z? Use these tips to make sure you can retain them.

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Social Recruitment: The Newest Way to Find Employees

Article Language: English
August 10, 2021,

Employee recruitment has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Social recruiting can help you to grow and complete your small business team.

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11 Reasons Why Family Businesses Fail

Article Language: English
July 29, 2021

From hiring objective leadership to establishing healthy boundaries, find ways to help you establish your family business as a thriving enterprise for years to come. 

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9 Things Companies Can Do To Make Hiring Better

Article Language: English
June 24, 2021,

Make your hiring better from your job descriptions to attracting diverse candidates! We asked 9 HR and business leaders for their top strategies.

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