US small business

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Want employees to return to the office? Let them bring their pandemic pets along | Gene Marks
Pet-friendly offices and insurance for animal companions could be the trending post-pandemic employment perks

Gene Marks

17, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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US wages are going up, and those who don’t adapt to the new reality will fail | Gene Marks
Labor is in short supply, so it’s more expensive. It’s simple economics and hankering for pre-pandemic times won’t help

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10, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Drunk at the bar: are small businesses responsible for customers’ behavior?
A Texas restaurant has been ordered to pay $5.5m to a customer who got drunk and injured himself. Who’s to blame?

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03, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Smishing’: the rising threat for business owners that brings scams to smartphones
Hackers, no longer content with phishing emails, are now sending text messages to entice people to click on fake links

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19, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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US restaurant workers are getting stiffed. It’s time for employers to pay up | Gene Marks
The tipped wage scale allows restaurants to pay workers less than the legal minimum wage. Some unscrupulous owners nevertheless try to get away with paying even less

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12, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Minority-owned startups face extra hurdles – Senator Ben Cardin wants to help
The Maryland senator is working to pass three bills that would support minority entrepreneurs

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05, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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US vaccination wars are a headache business owners could do without
Nobody wants to play vaccine cop but the aggressive attitude of some unvaccinated patrons is making a tough situation worse

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29, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Funerals are expensive. And family firms are under threat from new tech
Dying is a profitable business – yet funerals today are pretty much handled the same as they’ve been for decades

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22, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Rude customers are a drag – but can we small business owners do more? | Gene Marks
Impatient customers tired of waiting for service are taking out their frustrations on the workers. That’s where owners can help

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25, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Most small business owners are middle-aged, not ‘cool kids’ the media loves
As older owners retire, millions of small businesses will change hands, and that means opportunities for young entrepreneurs

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11, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Looking to grow your business and hire? Please, ditch the jargon | Gene Marks
There’s no benefit to using jargon in job ads. Applicants can smell the BS – and this can cost you potential employee

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04, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Pandemic restrictions in US are lifting and business is getting back on the road
Travelers at airports are up to 75% of 2019 levels, conferences are packed and good luck finding a car to rent

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27, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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