Monthly Archives: April 2010

Ten Ways to Show Your Assistant You Care

It’s Administrative Professionals’ Day on April 23rd (that’s pronounced Secretaries’ Day for those over 40). Its a day to celebrate the person who manages your calendar, does your photocopying, handles all maner of irate colleagues, clients and family members so … Continue reading

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Five Lessons Every Small Business Can Learn from…IKEA

Swedish big-box home furnishing store, IKEA, has tailored its customer shopping experience in a way that would make M.C. Escher proud. Its goal, like yours, is to drive up volume and drive down costs. Here are some things you’ll learn if … Continue reading

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Health Insurance and Small Business

This is the health care article that has nothing (well, very little) to do with the ongoing discussions about the Healthcare Bill, whether it’s good or bad, whether it’s a blessing or a curse, whether it’s constitutionally sound, or a … Continue reading

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Protected Classes and Discrimination

There are five laws which form the basis of Equal Employment Opportunity law. They prohibit discrimination on the basis of: age sex race color religion national origin disability veteran’s status This protection extends to any terms and conditions, or privileges … Continue reading

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How to Fire an Employee

Firing people. Once, back in the days of the Hawthorne Experiment, it was easy, and employees would thank business owners for having hired them in the first place. Then it became kind of awkward for employers, having new “human resources” … Continue reading

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What to Do If You Won’t Be Able to File Your Taxes On Time

with Diane Kennedy, CPA, Author of Smart Business, Stupid Business  It’s April. Raise your hand if you’ve filed your taxes. Anyone who raised their hand, you get a gold star, two if you estimated and paid throughout the year. Everyone … Continue reading

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