Barbara Weltman


 

Predictive scheduling laws, also referred to as fair workweek legislation or secure scheduling, require employers to give advance notice to employees of their shifts.

What is predictive scheduling and how will it affect your business?

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Transparency and Your Business Practices [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 10, 2017, 5:06 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

Transparency in business means operating in such a way that everyone knows what’s happening. Thus, it makes sense to think about how transparency can be best employed in your business practices.

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Best Business Books of All Time [0.20]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 5 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

So I’m a big reader.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference , by Malcolm Gladwell.

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Living with Murphy’s Law [0.05]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 5:21 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

Murphy’s Law states that “anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Edward Murphy, who is credited with the phrase, was an aerospace engineer who recognized that problems are inevitable and advocated the use of defensive design in the projects he worked on. Murphy’s law suggests you need to have a backup plan.

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Tax ID Thieves Targeting Businesses [0.01]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 5:11 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

You’re probably familiar with the problems that individuals face with identity theft.

The good news is that tax ID theft for individuals is down dramatically (a 46% reduction last year).

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Exit Strategy for Boomers [0.13]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 5:11 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

We can’t live forever, and planning an exit to our businesses is essential … for us, our families, our employees, our co-owners (if any), and our companies. According to the Exit Planning Institute, most of the owners’ assets (80% to 90%) are in their businesses, yet most are not ready to reap full value.

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Technology or Talent: Where to Put Your Dollars [0.03]

Posted on July 25, 2017, 5:18 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

The media is flooded with stories on Artificial Intelligence (AI), some with dire predictions that it will soon eliminate a staggering number of jobs.

There is some confusion about the meaning of the term “artificial intelligence.” Aren’t all computer programs a form of AI?

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What’s Your Moon Landing? [0.08]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 5:14 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

On July 20, 1969, the U.S. space program put men on the moon.

In 2010, Staples surveyed small business owners about their goals and found that 80% don’t keep track of their goals.

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Announcing my FREE Webinar - Small Business Bootcamp [0.18]

Posted on July 19, 2017, 12:30 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

Find all the details here.

Please help me by spreading the word and inviting those you know who want to start a new business ... or who are new business owners.

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Worker Eligibility Verification Update [0.09]

Posted on July 18, 2017, 5:32 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

Employers are required to verify the eligibility of an employee to work in the U.S.

Employers can use the new form (a paper or electronic version) or continue through September 17, 2017, using Form I-9 with a release date of 11/14/16.

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10 Summertime Actions for Your Business - Video [0.05]

Posted on July 14, 2017, 10:05 p.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

Find it for free on the App Store.

 

Quiz on Tax Rules for Small Businesses [0.12]

Posted on July 13, 2017, 5:25 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

When it comes to tax rules, there are many misconceptions among small business owners. The subject of business never comes up.

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Should You Buy Cyber Liability Coverage? [0.05]

Posted on July 11, 2017, 5:22 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

According to a report earlier this year, over three-quarters of data breaches occur at companies with fewer than 100 employees. Newsweek reported that attacks in 2017 were up 250%.

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Who Is an Employer? The government, on the other hand, is looking to impose employer responsibilities.

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Entrepreneurs Who Made the Revolution [0.33]

Posted on July 4, 2017, 5:01 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

 

10 Summertime Actions for Your Business [0.07]

Posted on June 29, 2017, 5:20 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

Unless your business is season-sensitive (e.g., pool maintenance, lawn services), summertime may be a slow period for your business.

You may not need to be open for business as usual (depending on the type of business you’re in).

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5 Time-Tested Ideas to Run Your Business Better [0.14]

Posted on June 27, 2017, 5:22 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

In the age of AI, technology, social media, and disruption, it’s easy to lose sight of simple, time-tested ways to operate more efficiently and grow your business. Emily Post’s first book on etiquette was published in 1922 and, despite the passage of 95 years, I maintain that courtesy hasn’t gone out of style.

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Pets and Your Business Policies [0.14]

Posted on June 22, 2017, 5:37 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

Americans love their pets. It’s been reported that there are about 89.7 million pet dogs and 94.2 million pet cats in the U.S., and that more than 6 in 10 (63.2%) consider their pets to be family members.

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5 Ways to Hire Your Next Employee [0.24]

Posted on June 20, 2017, 5:28 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

According to NFIB’s May 2017 survey, “hiring plans and job openings accelerate but more small firms say it’s hard to find qualified help.” In the old days, if you needed to hire a new employee, you put a help-wanted ad in your local newspaper and were bombarded with calls and resumes.

Let employees know you are trying to fill a position and ask if they know anyone who may be suitable.

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Gearing Up to Open Your Doors [0.17]

Posted on June 15, 2017, 5:22 a.m. by Barbara Weltman @ [source]

Whether you’re about to start a new business, relocate to new premises, or expand to additional locations, you need to be prepared to let the public know you’re ready for them.

Whether you’re in retail, hospitality, technology, or a service business, the process for starting in a new location is roughly the same.

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