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3 Best Practices To Avoid Misclassifying Employees As Independent Contractors

In the last decade, the rise of the gig economy has fueled an unprecedented increase in the number of independent contractors (ICs) in the U.S. workforce. And that growth has only accelerated in the wake of the pandemic, with more companies relying on remote work arrangements, and many workers laid off during the shutdowns and […]

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8 Critical Steps For Hiring Your First Employee

If you’ve been working as a true solo entrepreneur up until now, it’s time to consider hiring support to leverage to your next level. . The moment when a small business owner decides to hire their first employee is one of triumph. Conversely, knowing how to start the hiring process can also be a moment […]

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets With Agreements (Non-Disclosure and Work for Hire Agreements)

The employment landscape has changed over the last few years and many small and mid-size companies today operate with outside help – contractors or freelancers who perform important tasks but who are not full-time employees on your payroll, or even third-party companies who consult on a new product or service. While companies that contract with […]

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Business Owners Beware: New Wave of Phishing Scams Target Employee Payroll

Employers should be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam that targets employee paychecks. The latest wave of attacks is a new version of wire fraud scams, which have recently hit businesses across the country. Known as “business email compromise” or “business email spoofing” (BEC/BES), these scams target businesses of all industry types […]

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Achieve Rapid, Sustainable Growth Using Outsourcing, Processes, and Technology

Growing your small business can be tricky. In fact, rapid growth can actually harm your company if you don’t plan properly. When you are first starting out, for instance, you may not have the revenue to hire the staff needed to handle the increased business that rapid growth brings, and trying to do everything on […]

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Maximize Remote Team Engagement and Productivity With These 3 Strategies

In March of last year, the outbreak of the pandemic forced businesses across the country to abruptly shutter their offices and have their employees work from home. Initially, most thought the shutdown would last for a few months at most, but more than a year later, millions of people are still working remotely. The shift […]

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Misclassifying Employees As Independent Contractors Can Cost You Big Time

As more and more businesses take advantage of the benefits of using independent contractors (ICs) in lieu of full-time employees, the line between worker classification can get easily blurred. While understanding the difference between the two can be quite complex, getting it right can be one of the most important business decisions you’ll ever make. […]

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Safeguard Your Business From 3 Common Causes For Litigation

Each year, between 35% to 53% of small businesses in the U.S. are hit with a lawsuit, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). With statistics like these, it may not be a matter of if your company will get sued, but when you will find yourself in a conflict that could result in a […]

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Use These Legal Agreements To Secure Your Intellectual Property 

Hiring independent contractors (ICs) can be an essential way to boost productivity and streamline your resources, especially during the startup phase, when you have limited access to capital and can’t afford to hire a full roster of employees. And even after your operation grows beyond its fledgling period, contractors are often vital for completing one-off […]

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Thinking About Starting a Nonprofit? Here’s What You Should Know—Part 2

Starting a nonprofit organization can be a great way to give back to your community, while working for a cause you are passionate about. That said, if you are starting a nonprofit simply to avoid some of the more unsavory aspects of running a business, you should seriously reconsider. As the founder of a nonprofit, […]

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How Agreements Help You Make Better Hires and Find Better Partners

This is the second in an ongoing series covering the value legal agreements bring to your business beyond the surface. From boosting your bottom line and expanding your business to hiring the most talented team and improving every relationship you enter into; this series offers a comprehensive look at how effective legal agreements can enhance […]

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