The Coronavirus pandemic has affected small business HARD!  It has had such a significant impact over such a short period of time, that it is unlike anything ever experienced in our lifetime!  With all that has been happening and the news hitting you from every direction, we thought it would be helpful to provide a…

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On March 18th, 2020, Congress signed the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act into law to provide additional benefits to those impacted by COVID-19, giving employees paid leave, who may not have otherwise had any .  The law is expected to go into effect on April 2, 2020.  The law will remain in effect through 2020. …

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Has your company gone paperless yet?  Here is why you should! Paperless is GREEN Paperless is Efficient Going Paperless Saves Money Going Paperless Makes Documents More Available Now how do you do it? You need a strategy before going paperless in your business.  You don’t have to go completely paper-free all at once; just pick…

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As office workers we spend long hours slouching over our desk. This can cause poor posture as well as back pain, neck strain, and shoulder stiffness. Have you thought about incorporating yoga breaks at work? Yoga offers numerous health benefits and has proven to increase mental clarity. In the workplace it can boost time management,…

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Today when employers are on the search for a new team member, they are not only looking for someone who can do a great job, but who will fit in with their company culture as well. Research has shown that experiences, interests, or education alone are not enough to determine what type of relationships coworkers…

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Team meetings are essential to running a successful business. The entire team needs to have effective communication. We get asked a lot about how often and how long meetings should happen. Here are some tips: The best day of the week is typically Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Monday is often too busy catching up from…

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The new year is an exciting and busy time for small businesses.  You are analyzing and reviewing the past year as well as planning for a successful year.  With all the tasks associated with the new year, it is hard to add another item to the list.  However, it is extremely important for you to…

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A goal without a plan is just a dream.  As we near the start of a new year and think of the accomplishments we want to achieve, it’s important to realize that all of those wishes and dreams are just that, dreams… unless we set out a plan to make them happen.  Goals are great,…

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A few years ago, the Department of Labor (DOL) was set to increase the minimum salary requirement for allowing an employee to be exempt from overtime requirements.  The increase was pretty significant (more than double) – see our infograph on this update from 2016 here.  At the last minute, this legislation was rescinded.  However, the…

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On May 23, 2019 the Kansas City, MO City Council passed a law prohibiting employers in KCMO to ask applicants about their salary history. This ordinance is effective as of October 31, 2019. The ordinance applies to written or verbal requests but does not apply when an applicant volunteers the information if it is unprompted.…

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