Seven ways your business can save money in tough times

In a down economy like the present one, everyone does a little belt-tightening.  Unable to grow revenue easily (if at all), most businesses seek to maintain profitability as long as possible by shaving costs wherever possible. In that spirit, here are 7 simple things that small businesses can do to save money… Switch your phone […]

Read more

Non-Compete Considerations

All employees will discover and learn aspects about their jobs and about your company that may become a particularly sensitive issue when an employee leaves the company.  While depending on state laws, employers can add a certain amount of protection through the use of properly written non-compete agreements. It is generally understood that a former […]

Read more

What You Don’t Know About Child Labor Laws Can Hurt You

Underage workers – typically high-school kids working after-school, evening or weekend hours – can be a real boon to your business;  they can be just the thing to fill in those little gaps or help out in overload situations, without having to add full-time/permanent staff with all their attendant overhead. The only caution is that […]

Read more

Manage HR Right in a Downturn, and Help Your Company Lead in the Recovery

No one likes managing through a downturn (although it usually beats unemployment or Chapter 11):  there will be unpleasant but necessary policies to implement;  there will be brutal-feeling decisions to make;  there will possibly be people that you like and respect who must be shown the door … very likely with you or your staff […]

Read more