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Infographic: 6 Great Alternatives to Unlimited Vacation

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What do you consider a strong work-life balance? What types of benefits truly help alleviate stress from work? In preparation for SHRM15, we’ve been thinking a lot about the state of human resources and asking ourselves important questions like these. With all the buzz surrounding unlimited vacation lately, we decided to flex our creative muscles…
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New Legal Guide: Human Resources 101

In our “Simple Ways to Make Your Employees Happy” post, we list HR education as one of the two solutions in making (and keeping) your employees happy. So if you’re headed to Vegas for SHRM15 next week, then great work! You’re already taking the right steps as a HR professional. If you’re in need of a…
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HR Reads Round-up

Just two weeks from now, industry leaders and human resources professionals will flock to the Party Capital of the World. The reason? For the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, of course! The conference, held at the Vegas Convention Center, is still weeks away so in the meantime (or if you’re unable to attend this year),…
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35 Ways to Use Rocket Lawyer

People generally have a lot more legal needs than they realize. Rocket Lawyer makes it simple to get the help you need. Here’s a list of 35 ways you can use Rocket Lawyer: Make a will Create a bill of sale for your Prius Disinherit your snarky nephew Ask questions about your parking ticket Put…
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Ever Wonder Which States Are the Best for Business?

Starting up a new business is always a risky and formidable endeavor, but some states make it easier for entrepreneurs to set up shop than others. In December 2013, The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council released a report that ranked states based on one major criteria- how helpful they are to small business owners. The…
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Five More Startup Myths Debunked

Previously, we reviewed five startup myths and unfortunately (at least!) five more need debunking. You can check out the first article here. Innovating and running a company is challenging, and capturing your valuable assets plus making sure you are getting everything in writing is overwhelming too. Some of the five myths below apply at any…
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Five Startup Myths Busted

Startups love to get stuff done. As an entrepreneur I live to tick stuff off my list. However, the number of “housekeeping” tasks can be overwhelming. Sadly, skipping steps that are not as sexy as product development and customer focus groups hampers your chance for success. You run the risk of losing, or not being…
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My Big Fat Greek Tax Problem

Last week’s blog contained this amazing stop-the-presses Newsflash: Americans don’t like paying taxes! I know that comes as a shock, but go lie down and put a cold compress on your head, and in a few days, or maybe a week, you’ll get over it. Besides, there is apparently a country that dislikes paying taxes…
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Tax 101: Q&A with a Tax Attorney (Part 2)

Last week we quizzed our readers on how well they can explain the tax codes related to their personal return. This week we have a similar question: How well do you understand the tax codes related to your business? More than half (54%, to be exact) of all U.S. sales are from small businesses. Just…
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Simple Ways to Make Your Employees Happy

Communication is key to any relationship, even ones at work. One of the simplest ways to bridge the gap in communication between employee and employer is through your very own human resources (HR) department. A 2013 survey titled Human Capital Management’s Employee Disconnect: A Global Snapshot, conducted by ADP Research Institute, revealed an extreme disparity…
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