Hand your employees a hotspot

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Show your staff that you recognize their investment in their smart devices and are willing to meet them halfway. If you employ millennials, it is a near certainty that they are using their personal smart devices to conduct business. It is … Continued

Be mindful of child labor laws when hiring family

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Small-business owners may want to utilize as much help from family as possible when operating their business, but it’s important to recognize all laws and regulations when it comes to employing minors. Business owners must follow federal guidelines, as well as state-specific guidelines. Many of … Continued

How much?

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5 things you should know about your commercial property’s tax assessment Scott Carlson’s restaurant on Eighth Street in West Des Moines has done well in the first two years since it’s been open. It was one of the first new businesses to open and stay … Continued

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‘The Purpose Is Profit’ Do you feel the pull to start your own business? Tired of working for others and dealing with office politics, eager for control and more money? Ed ‘’Skip’’ McLaughlin certainly felt it. When he left his high-level corporate position to start … Continued

How much?

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5 things to know about your commercial property’s tax assessment When James and Debbie Stephens opened their tax notice, they found that the assessment of the value of their Johnston auto repair business and automotive dealership had increased by $36,000 — from $426,000 in 2015 to … Continued

The concerns of off-site email

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If your email provider suffers a breach or data loss, what are your security or recovery options? In the world of small-business management, the one budget that lives up to the moniker is in information technology (IT). As imperative as technology is to … Continued

Avoid huge employee vacation balances

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Experts suggest business owners have a firm vacation and rollover policy. Most full-time employees, about 86 percent according to the Society of Human Resources Management, will have between six and 20 vacation days each year if they work for a business that offers paid … Continued

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