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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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14 Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They’ve Ever Received from a Mentor

Article Language: English
August 17, 2022,

To help you see the benefit of mentorship, we asked entrepreneurs this question for their best insights gained as mentees. From owning your own mistakes to breaking big goals into small steps, several pieces of advice may help you shape your career and personal life into success, just like the entrepreneurs who shared 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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Best Legal Entities for Rural Entrepreneurs

Article Language: English
July 25, 2022,

To ensure rural small business owners have all the facts regarding business structure, here is a quick guide to what entities are available for your rural business and how each can protect you from future legal nightmares.

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8 Resources To Help AAPI Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Article Language: English
March 30, 2022,

From joining the Asian Professional Exchange to finding a mentor, there are several resources to help AAPI small businesses.

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How To Prepare Your Business For Sudden Market Changes

Article Language: English
March 16, 2022,

The unexpected can happen at any time, and when it does, you have to reevaluate your business plan so you can survive and move forward. Sudden market changes can bring a business to its knees, but with good preparation, your business can stay standing and grow even stronger and bigger.

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11 Steps to Protect Your Business Name

Article Language: English
December 2, 2021,

Use this advice from other entrepreneurs to protect your brand name.

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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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Why You Need an Operating Agreement: 8 Operating Agreement Tips

Article Language: English
April 15, 2021,

Learn why these eight business owners and entrepreneurs stress the importance of operating agreements and tips to help you complete yours. 

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Why Small Businesses Should Consider Workers’ Comp Insurance

Article Language: English
April 5, 2021

Use these tips to determine if your small business needs workers' compensation insurance.

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