US small business

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I love the UK. But I’m glad I’m running my small business in the US | Gene Marks
I’m in London this month, and energy costs and inflation are hitting business owners hard. I don’t envy my UK counterparts

Gene Marks

29, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Unlimited holiday time for workers is good for business – even small ones | Gene Marks
Work-life balance is a critical benefit, and offering it can be a powerful recruiting tool and unexpected cost saver

Gene Marks

22, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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It’s business as usual as in person conferences catch up to pre-Covid levels
Infection rates may still be high but for many, Covid is in the rear-view mirror, especially for those in the convention world

Gene Marks

15, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The writing’s on the wall for the paper check – but I’m still going to miss it | Gene Marks
Using a paper check is a tedious process, but it’s also tangible evidence of stability and reliability

Gene Marks

08, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Do small businesses really need non-compete clauses? Not really | Gene Marks
These types of restrictions serve a purpose, at least for some companies of a particular size – otherwise, let workers go where they please

Gene Marks

25, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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For US small businesses, interest rates are next year’s key issue
It’s going to be a painful year for many business owners. But there is good news – this won’t last for ever

Gene Marks

25, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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I have no problem hiring ex-offenders. But they’re being let down
I don’t care if a candidate for my company’s open position has a criminal record. But I do care about something more important

Gene Marks

04, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Life’s tough for small business owners, but forced tipping is a bad idea | Gene Marks
There are many ways to tackle rising costs and a slowing economy – but automatic gratuity is not one of them

Gene Marks

27, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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OK boomers, the small business world is ready for you guys to move on | Gene Marks
Boomers have overseen one of the greatest expansions of wealth in history – and created problems for the generations to come

Gene Marks

20, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Employers are now ‘ghosting’ applicants in tight labor market – and that’s not all bad | Gene Marks
It’s rude to end a relationship in radio silence, but it provides insight into a company’s culture and how it treats its employees

Gene Marks

06, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Ignore US government economy data – base your business decisions on actual data | Gene Marks
The US reported the GDP bounced back – but at best it’s preliminary data that’s revised multiple times. Info from the top two payroll services are a better bet

Gene Marks

30, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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My advice to restaurant owners: don’t apologize for a bad Yelp review | Gene Marks
If you’ve done something wrong, admit your mistake and fix what you can. Otherwise, stand your ground

Gene Marks

23, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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