Timely Business Tips Archive

Articles from January 7, 2008 to May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016: Compensation Strategies for Small Business Owners

April 18, 2016: Bringing a New Parent Back On the Job

April 4, 2016: Providing Employees with Flexibility and Choice

March 21, 2016: Designing an Employee Benefit Plan

March 7, 2016: Salary Continuation Plans for Key Employees

February 15, 2016: Business Succession Planning for Sole Proprietors

February 1, 2016: Small Business Retirement Planning Just Got SIMPLE

January 18, 2016: Is It Time to Incorporate?

January 4, 2016: Reducing Employee Stress Levels Can Improve the Bottom Line

December 21, 2015: Successfully Manage Your Cash Flow

December 7, 2015: Succession Planning with Buy-Sell Agreements

November 16, 2015: Insuring Your Business: Are You Prepared for the Unexpected?

November 2, 2015: The Challenge of Small Businesses — Effective Cost Management

October 19, 2015: Securing a Business Loan with Term Life

October 5, 2015: Outsourcing: A Solution for Smaller Businesses?

September 21, 2015: Giving Back to Your Community While Improving Your Bottom Line

September 7, 2015: The S Corporation: A Tax-efficient Structure for Small Businesses

August 17, 2015: Hire Your Children and Help Them Save

August 3, 2015: Keys to Creating a Sticky Website

July 20, 2015: Implementing a Knowledge Management Strategy

July 6, 2015: Important Considerations for Workplace Monitoring

June 15, 2015: Raising Capital for Your Business Needs

June 1, 2015: Charting Your Future — Assess Risk Now to Avoid Losing the Business Later

May 18, 2015: How to Evaluate Your Accounting Practices

May 4, 2015: Creating a Business Dress Code

April 20, 2015: Tax Deductions for Business Startups

April 6, 2015: Family-Friendly Policies Help Retain Top Workers

March 16, 2015: Improving Employee Performance with Regular Evaluations

March 2, 2015: Reduce Workplace Stress: Improve Your Company’s Health

February 16, 2015: Estate Planning: Protection from Having to Sell Your Business

February 2, 2015: Cafeteria Plans Provide Tax Savings and Flexibility

January 19, 2015: Wellness Programs Contribute to a Healthy Bottom Line

January 5, 2015: Guidelines for Employment Recordkeeping

December 15, 2014: Work-Life Benefits and Employee Retention

December 1, 2014: Building and Motivating a Sales Team

November 17, 2014: Investing In Employees Through Education Reimbursement

November 3, 2014: Bringing Democracy to the Workplace

October 20, 2014: Paid Time Off for Workers Can Pay Off for Employers

October 6, 2014: Helping Employees Balance Work and Eldercare Responsibilities

September 15, 2014: Used Computer Equipment: Is It a Good Deal?

September 1, 2014: With Noncompete Agreements, Enforceability Counts

August 18, 2014: Developing a Successful Business Plan

August 4, 2014: Guidelines for Successful Recordkeeping

July 21, 2014: Is It Time to Incorporate?

July 7, 2014: Building the Value of Your Business

June 16, 2014: Competitive Intelligence: Strategies for Success

June 2, 2014: Maintaining a Successful Banking Relationship

May 19, 2014: Disaster Planning for Your Business

May 5, 2014: Setting Up a Tax-Advantaged Commuter Benefits Program

April 21, 2014: Disability Income Insurance: Protection for You and Your Business

April 7, 2014: Taking Advantage of Advertising and Marketing Deductions

March 17, 2014: The Safe Harbor 401(k)

March 3, 2014: Product Pricing Strategies

February 17, 2014: Reduce Costs with Shared Office Space

February 3, 2014: Delegate Your Way to Success

January 20, 2014: Getting New Hires Off to a Good Start

January 6, 2014: Navigating Your Business through Its Life Stages

December 16, 2013: Independent Contractor or Employee?

December 2, 2013: Increasing Productivity with Lean Thinking

November 18, 2013: What’s the Return on Your Marketing Investment?

November 4, 2013: Checking the Credit Scores of Job Candidates

October 21, 2013: Keeping Employees Engaged With Promotion Opportunities

October 7, 2013: Improving Your Online Conversion Rates

September 16, 2013: Employee Stock Ownership Plans

September 2, 2013: The Economics of Space: Buying vs. Leasing

August 19, 2013: Making Your Business More Energy Efficient

August 5, 2013: The Benefits of Key Employee Life Insurance

July 15, 2013: Protect Your Business Against a Disability

July 1, 2013: The Art of Business Succession Planning

June 17, 2013: Hiring a Virtual Assistant

June 3, 2013: Employers Offering Ancillary Benefits May Be More Competitive

May 20, 2013: Stress Management Tips for Business Owners

May 6, 2013: Reducing the Number of Late-Paying Client Accounts

April 15, 2013: Educating Employees about Your 401(k) Plan

April 1, 2013: Voluntary Benefits: Boosting the Value of Benefit Packages

March 18, 2013: Reducing Wealth Transfer Taxes on Your Business

March 4, 2013: Employer-Sponsored Elder Care Benefits May Improve Employee Retention

February 18, 2013: Get SMART: Basic Tips for Goal Setting

February 4, 2013: Improving Employee Performance with the Right Incentives

January 21, 2013: Determining an Affordable Growth Rate for Your Business

January 7, 2013: Workplace Monitoring and Privacy Laws

December 17, 2012: Tips for Business Email Etiquette

December 3, 2012: Online Reviews: Protecting Your Company’s Reputation

November 19, 2012: Building a Culture of Accountability

November 5, 2012: Creating a Culture of Customer Service

October 15, 2012: Preserving Your Family Business with Long Term Care Planning

October 1, 2012: From “Golden Handcuffs” to a Golden Handshake

September 17, 2012: Business Survival Planning for the Sole Proprietor

September 3, 2012: Green Business = Smart Business

August 20, 2012: Preparing for a Small Business Conference

August 6, 2012: Creating Your Company’s Brand

July 16, 2012: Small Business Owners and Age-Weighted Profit Sharing Plans

July 2, 2012: Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset: Key Employees

June 18, 2012: Female Executives Narrow Wage Gap for Female Employees

June 4, 2012: Retaining Key Employees with Long Term Care Insurance Benefits

May 21, 2012: Spotlight on Group Insurance

May 7, 2012: Business Owners and Retirement Planning

April 16, 2012: Involving Family Can Be Good Business

April 2, 2012: One-Stop Source for Hiring Employees with Disabilities

March 19, 2012: Blogging: It’s Everybody’s Business

March 5, 2012: The Importance of Conducting Employee Background Checks

February 20, 2012: Behavioral Economics Can “Nudge” Workers Toward Better Decisions

February 6, 2012: Valuing a Closely Held Business

January 16, 2012: Can the Commerce Department Help You?

January 2, 2012: Employee Depression Can Lead to Productivity Losses

December 19, 2011: What Job Seekers Should Know about Background Checks

December 5, 2011: Office Hoarding May Halt Career Advancement

November 21, 2011: Grow Your Business with Temporary Workers

November 7, 2011: Business Owners: Keeping Sight of Personal Priorities

October 17, 2011: Returnships: Internships for Professionals Re-Entering the Workforce

October 3, 2011: Keeping Tabs on Your Competition

September 19, 2011: Planning for Continuity: Your Business Estate

September 5, 2011: Paid Time Off — Bank Systems on the Rise

August 15, 2011: Making the Most Out of Meetings

August 1, 2011: Key Employees: Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets

July 18, 2011: Building Better Teams

July 4, 2011: Heading Off Staff Conflict

June 20, 2011: Retirement and Succession Planning for Business Owners

June 6, 2011: Women on the Move: Starting Your Own Business

May 16, 2011: Leadership: Building Stronger Companies

May 2, 2011: Securing Capital for Business Operations

April 18, 2011: Perk Up Your Employees with Fringe Benefits

April 4, 2011: Forms of Business Ownership: Weighing Your Options

March 21, 2011: Family Matters: Tax Issues & Family Employees

March 7, 2011: Financial Recordkeeping for Tax Purposes

February 21, 2011: The Ins and Outs of Pricing for Profit

February 7, 2011: Is Your Home Office Tax Deductible?

January 17, 2011: Cultivating a “Small Business Edge”

January 3, 2011: The Power of Networking

December 20, 2010: Spotlight on Group Insurance

December 6, 2010: Tips for Conducting Effective Job Interviews

November 15, 2010: Stress Levels: Keeping Them in Check and Your Business on Track

November 1, 2010: Bringing in an Outside Consultant

October 18, 2010: Tips for Hiring the Right Employees

October 4, 2010: Assess the Health of Your Business with a SWOT Analysis

September 20, 2010: Taking on Interns: A Win-Win for Your Business

September 6, 2010: Crafting a Media Relations Strategy

August 16, 2010: Building Relationships with Existing Clients

August 2, 2010: Bilingual Marketing Strategies for the Hispanic Market

July 19, 2010: Reducing Costs with Just-in-Time Inventory

July 5, 2010: When the Going Gets Tough: Cultivating Resilience

June 21, 2010: Developing a Telecommuting Strategy to Ensure Business Continuity

June 7, 2010: Borrowing Responsibly and Managing Debt

May 17, 2010: Asking Family or Friends to Invest in Your Business

May 3, 2010: How to Secure Contracts with the Federal Government

April 19, 2010: Helping Part-Time Employees Feel Like They Belong

April 5, 2010: Converting Cold Calls into New Clients

March 15, 2010: The Advantages of Being “Second to Market”

March 1, 2010: Management That Puts People First

February 15, 2010: Financing Alternatives in a Tight Market

February 1, 2010: Drafting an Effective Employee Handbook

January 18, 2010: Designing an Online Press Room

January 4, 2010: Charitable Giving in a Downturn

December 21, 2009: Protecting Your Business against Break-Ins and Robberies

December 7, 2009: Driving Business to Your Website with Pay-per-Click Advertising

November 16, 2009: Rewarding a Sales Force in Tough Economic Times

November 2, 2009: Monitoring and Managing Business Credit Reports

October 19, 2009: Twittering Your Way to New Business

October 5, 2009: Public Health Risks Highlight Need for Employer Preparation

September 21, 2009: Building a More Diverse Company

September 7, 2009: Getting Smart about Smartphones

August 17, 2009: Tips for Getting Paid Promptly

August 3, 2009: Solving Business Problems with Brainstorming

July 20, 2009: Computing in a Cloud

July 6, 2009: Reducing Employee Stress Levels to Improve the Bottom Line

June 15, 2009: The Ins and Outs of Hiring Temporary Workers

June 1, 2009: Extend Your Reach via Webinars

May 18, 2009: Achieving Superior Customer Service

May 4, 2009: Is It Time for a Brand Makeover?

April 20, 2009: The Importance of a Partnership Agreement

April 6, 2009: Managing Labor Costs to Help Avoid Layoffs

March 16, 2009: Answering the Call to Diversity through Marketing

March 2, 2009: Getting the Job Done with Virtual Teams

February 16, 2009: Educating Your Employees about Their 401(k) Plan

February 2, 2009: Developing Leadership Potential among Your Employees

January 19, 2009: A Return Policy That Satisfies Customers While Protecting Your Bottom Line

January 5, 2009: Improving Your Professional Visibility

December 15, 2008: Improving Your Presentation Skills

December 1, 2008: Beating the Long-Haul Business Travel Blues

November 17, 2008: What’s Your Management Style?

November 3, 2008: Using Guerrilla Marketing to Get Noticed

October 20, 2008: Benefits of Bluetooth Connectivity for Small Businesses

October 6, 2008: Conserving Cash and Building Relationships through Bartering

September 15, 2008: Business Succession Planning: Prepare for Continued Success

September 1, 2008: Boosting Employee Performance with Ergonomics

August 18, 2008: The Benefits of Volunteering

August 4, 2008: Calculating Your Break-Even Point

July 21, 2008: Social Networking Your Way to Success

July 7, 2008: Coping with Higher Gas Prices

June 16, 2008: Protecting Your Company Against Lost Sales With Business Interruption Insurance

June 2, 2008: Selecting the Right Printers for Your Business

May 19, 2008: Trimming Your Shipping Expenses

May 5, 2008: Turning Customer Complaints into a Competitive Advantage

April 21, 2008: Tips for Making the Most of Trade Shows

April 7, 2008: Greening Your Business

March 17, 2008: Becoming a Better Negotiator

March 3, 2008: Bringing Mom Back on the Job after Having a Baby

February 18, 2008: Growing Your Business through Acquisition

February 4, 2008: Helping Employees Overcome Personal Challenges with EAPs

January 21, 2008: Technology That Improves Collaboration

January 7, 2008: Compensation Strategies for Small Business Owners