As a business owner, you’ve likely heard and even tried all the traditional marketing techniques to reach new customers, retain current customers, and increase your brand awareness. These traditional approaches are necessary to keep the business afloat, but what about the things that will help your company grow?
Tattoos, piercings, suggestive clothing, and other employee wardrobe choices can present sticky issues for employers. While companies generally have wide latitude to create and enforce dress codes, they may face unexpected landmines if they don’t plan ahead and consider the implications of their dress codes policies, or lack thereof.
The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, will make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020. Over the next six years, this generation will climb the income ladder, purchase homes, and even start their own businesses. Here are some ways to begin cultivating and successfully acquiring this new customer base.
NLRB actions and court decisions have taken the issue of joint employers, independent contractors, and leased employees far beyond a single industry. These changes could profoundly impact the liability and responsibility companies have regarding contractors and contingent employees.
As an HVAC contractor, your focus is likely on everything but your website. This is completely understandable, especially when the phones are ringing. Here are some easy tips to get your website working for you, building your business every day of the year.
Both Franchisees and the Franchisor Could Be Potentially Liable Together
September 22, 2014
With the recent decision that McDonald’s and its franchisees could be joint employers, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) general counsel has continued a series of far-reaching actions that could upend how many American companies conduct business.
One in Five Organizations Lacks an Emergency Preparedness Plan
September 8, 2014
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and RLE Technologies have released a report providing perspectives on emergency preparedness and business continuity in North America, called “High Stakes Business: People, Property and Services.”
In keeping with his promise of a “year of action” during this year’s State of the Union address, on July 31, President Obama signed an executive order — entitled Fair and Safe Workplaces — that vastly extends the federal government’s enforcement reach over private federal contractors’ employment policies.
By Purchasing a Building, Business Owners Can Be Paying Themselves
August 4, 2014
Small business owners who are tired of paying rent and have a lease renewal on the horizon, should know there’s an alternative to renting — building ownership via a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program called SBA-504.
Positive workplace policies have long been uncontroversial. Typically, these policies set the expectation for employees that they will represent their employer in a positive light, and won’t make negative comments or engage in gossip. This seems common sense — what could go wrong?