10 Resources to Track Labor Laws

10 Resources to Track Labor Laws in Your State

Ever-changing labor laws and employment policies can make it seem impossible to track labor laws. The constant state of flux…

7 Business Automation Updates

7 Business Automation Upgrades Your Employees Will Thank You For

Every business has them: those little inefficiencies that seem insignificant until you add them up and start to realize their…

How to Track and Calculate Vacation Pay for Hourly Employees

How to Calculate Vacation Pay for Hourly Employees

We’ve put together a guide to help you understand how to calculate vacation pay for hourly employees—and make sure you and your employees get the time off everyone deserves.

What is Buddy Punching? (And How to Prevent It)

Close to 75 percent of small businesses in the U.S. are affected by what is known as “time theft” each year….

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7 Great Employee Retention Strategies

Unemployment is at record low levels. Great news for employees, but rough water for employers trying to hang onto a…

A Managers Guide to Mental Health in the Workplace

In the 90’s, researchers at Cornell University had a question: can mood actually dictate performance? Can a feeling, more than just…

Inspiring Small Business Stories from All 50 States

  Click on a state in the map below to read their story.  We gotta admit, we love our customers….

Free Employee Timesheet Template

Free Employee Timesheet Template for Excel

We designed a free employee timesheet template for Excel that your team can use to clock in and clock out and keep track of employee time.

18 Ways to De-stress & Re-energize Your Team

April kicks off the start of National Stress Awareness Month. In today’s workforce, more than a third of Americans experience…

The 6-Step Process for Dealing with Employee Absenteeism

As a business owner leading a team of employees, solving workplace issues as they appear is just another part of…

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How to Write an Employee Attendance Policy that’s Fair to Everyone

A fair employee attendance policy is crucial to protect both you and your employees and keep business running smoothly. Here’s how to get started.

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37 Employee Appreciation Ideas Your Staff Will Love

What if we told you we knew a secret weapon to reducing employee turnover? A study by CareerBuilder found that…

How to Create a Customer Loyalty Program that will Increase Sales

Everything you need to know about creating and managing a customer loyalty program from the loyalty experts at BellyCard.

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12 Important Lessons Small Business Owners Learned This Year

It’d be easy to keep writing blog posts about what businesses should and shouldn’t do, but we wanted to know…

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21 Small Business Promotion Ideas to Dominate the Holiday Season

In 2013, Holiday sales in the United States were about three trillion dollars. Yes, trillion. In nearly every retail sector, the…

10 Podcasts to Take Your Small Business from Average to Amazing

Never stop learning, especially if you own a business. Any business owner who has a penchant for learning will stay…

Why You Should Participate in Small Business Saturday

Aw, Small Business Saturday: Black Friday’s friendly, less-violent sibling. Chances are, you’ve heard of it. But are you making the most of Small Business Saturday? If you aren’t, you are seriously missing out.

10 Ways to Prepare for Small Business Saturday

Gear up for Small Business Saturday with this checklist. Plus, enter our sweepstakes at the bottom of the post!

5 Reasons You Need an Employee Time Clock

Is your employee time clock a sheet of paper and a pen that employees turn in each week? Or maybe…

How to Use Employee Availability Forms Efficiently

With head in your hand, you’re trying to schedule upcoming shifts. You’ve had a problem with scheduling employees who inform…

22 Business Tools for Boosting Productivity and Fueling Growth

The perfect tool is the perfect weapon in the battle for productivity and growth. The wrong tool is a stumbling…

The First Time Managers Handbook

This ebook will cover the skills you’ll need as a first time manager, helpful tips on challenging situations that you will face, and actionable advice you can use today. Download it for later or read it right now!

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Communication

Do you remember how the adults sounded in the Charlie Brown television specials? It was a kind of unintelligible honking…

Customer Success Story: How One Founder Turned a Date into a $4 Million Company

Nick Gray is the founder of Museum Hack. A company that gives non-traditional tours of major museums. For example, one…

Why You Should End On-Call Scheduling and What to Do Instead

Every small business owner or manager understands the scheduling struggle: you schedule too many employees for a typically busy weekend…

Everything You Need to Know About Exit Interviews

What’s broken? What works great? What needs to be changed? Are there growing human resource issues that you don’t know…

How to Motivate Employees at Any Level

What motivates employees to go the extra mile? Is it an annual bonus? A better work-life balance?

How to Identify and Improve a Toxic Work Environment

It’s no secret that work doesn’t come without stress. There will always be hectic days, differences in opinions, and unsatisfied…

The Ultimate Guide to the Servant Leadership Model

The servant leadership model flips traditional leadership on its head. It leads from a point of serving and can benefit all parts of your business.

Why Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Go Hand-in-Hand

What makes a great leader? Some say there’s a perfect formula: combine the right skills with the right ambition and opportunity, and anyone can achieve success. But now research says it’s what you can’t see on a resume that may matter most.

31 Team Leader Skills Every Manager Should Have

If it seems like no one is following you, all you’re doing is taking a walk. This list will show you just what it takes, as a manager, to lead a team instead of merely order them around.

How to Use Time and Attendance Software to Grow Your Business

Buddy punching. Illegible ink. Spreadsheets. Calculators. Aspirin. These are just a few of the joys of old school time and…

How to Manage Your Time As a Small Business Owner

What’s your most valuable asset, as a small business owner? A survey of small business owners revealed that more thought time…

The 8-Step Process for Boosting Customer Happiness & Loyalty

In today’s digital age, increasing customer loyalty should be at the top of every small business’ marketing strategy. Don’t get us…

Becoming a Manager: 18 Signs Your Employee is Ready

Here are the key traits to look for in an employee you’re considering for management.

Restaurant Management: What Every New Manager Needs to Know

Managing a restaurant is like watching over the gears of a complicated machine. Not only do you have the usual…

20 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged Through the Summer

Sitting in the office or sitting at the beach. Riding in their car to work or riding a roller coaster…

18 Actionable Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover at Your Business

18 Actionable Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover at Your Business Good help is hard to find—and even harder to lose….

Internal Communications: A 101 Guide for New Managers

Think your employees are engaged at work? You’re probably wrong. A recent Gallup poll showed that nearly 70% of employees were…

How to Use Company Culture to Build a Better Hourly Workforce

When people think about company culture, they probably think of ping pong tables, open-space offices, and a company masseuse. They…

National Small Business Week Contest Recap + Photo Gallery

National Small Business Week was last week, and it was another impressive turnout! Across the nation, people went out to…

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How to Manage Time Off Requests Fairly

Today, workers view benefits and perks of the job as important as the actual wage they’ll receive. The way you…

How to Make National Small Business Week Your Biggest Week Yet

If you ask any small business owner about their favorite day of the year, you’ll probably hear “summer,” “the holidays,”…

The Perfect Shift: How to Boost Happiness Among Hourly Employees

“I need more hours.” “I can’t come in today.” “Can I swap this shift with my friend?” “I have to…

Creative Ways to Hire Hourly Employees for Summer 2017

Competition for seasonal workers is already heating up! How do you make sure you have the right people, in the…

No Time to Relax? There’s an App for That! (5, Actually)

Running a small business can stress you out, but technology is here to help. These apps can help you keep your…

Do You Have a Cause?

Strategic Giving is Good for Your Small Business. Charitable giving and volunteer activities help out those in need while building a sense of…

7 Financial Health Strategies for Small Business Owners

Staying on top of money management and keeping your business on solid financial footing is one of the most challenging…

8 Interview Techniques to Find the Best Employees

Interviewing job candidates: Every small business owner has to do it It’s rarely a favorite task. What’s the best way to…

You Want Fries With That? 4 Tips for Effective Upselling

How to Train Your Employees on the Art of Upsell Every customer who sits down at your restaurant, checks in…

7 Insider Tips to Increase Your Spring Spa & Salon Sales

Business is Booming & Blooming for Spas & Salons!  What helps your business grow? Proms, graduations, Mothers Day (May 14th),…

Fun & Games Can Build Your Team

Team building pays off — literally! Studies show that companies with effective team building programs earn 2.5x as much as…

Put on a Happy Face: How Your Mood Can Impact Your Work Team

Does Your Irritability Create Workplace Stress? Probably! As many small business owners know, you can want sleep, you can want free…

5 Instagram Tips for Restaurants

No excuses: If you run a restaurant, you’ve got to use Instagram. “Igers” (as frequent Instagrammers are called)  post upwards…