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Summer Perks for Small Businesses
  • 06 July 2021
  • Alex Penfield

Summer Perks for Small Businesses

After all of the unexpected and the unknown, the turbulence and the turmoil, the world finally seems to be getting back on its feet. As the economy ramps back up, stir-crazy customers are turning out in droves for the services and products they’ve missed out on over the past year and a half. Shoppers are more than ready for a summer of spending, but is your small business?

Smart Ideas to Have Fun at Work in 2021
  • 01 June 2021
  • Jelani Markus 

Smart Ideas to Have Fun at Work in 2021

Is fun at work possible? Is a fun workplace a good thing for your business? A vast number of employers and employees think that fun at work is an incredibly valuable factor when making a career-choice. If you could find a way to improve productivity, boost morale and positively increase business results while you and your staff enjoy the time you spend together, would you do it? 

5 Smart Strategies for Recruiting and Hiring
  • 01 March 2021
  • Leo Covey

5 Smart Strategies for Recruiting and Hiring

The latest job report paints a picture of an employment market that is still not performing at its best. The good news is that you, as the potential employer, have a wealth of excellent candidates to consider for your future hires. Finding exemplary additions for your team is no small task though. So, what’s the key to recruiting and hiring the great employees? Here are our top 5 strategies:

How to Set New Year’s Goals with Your Employees
  • 18 January 2021
  • Alex Penfield

How to Set New Year’s Goals with Your Employees

New year, new goals! As a small business owner, you are always striving to grow, learn and reach new milestones, and a new year is no exception. Your entrepreneurial spirit means you are constantly setting new goals to work toward and finding creative ways to make them a reality. But what about your employees? While they may not have a direct ownership stake, your team is key to the success of your company, so keeping them on track and motivated is just as important as you enter a new year of growth and opportunity.

12 Creative Ways to Reward Employees Without Breaking the Bank
  • 14 December 2020
  • Jelani Markus

12 Creative Ways to Reward Employees Without Breaking the Bank

When times are tough, small business employers know that it’s important to show they value the employees they depend on. But in a world of virtual meetings and limited face-to-face interaction, how do you reward hard work without placing a large burden on your pocketbook? Check out the list below for 12 ideas to keep your team feeling appreciated and your budget balanced.