By MJ Plaster
Suspend reality for a moment and pretend business doesn’t answer to its gods, the shareholders—or in the case of small-to-medium businesses, monied interests. Whom would you choose for top billing—customer or employee? Before you make up your mind, read about some of the success stories at companies who put their employees first.
Ever since the Equifax hack, many people are concerned about getting their identity stolen. Identity theft affects about 9 million people per year. Even though this is a common problem, there are things that you can do in order to protect yourself. Continue reading
Smaller retailers and merchants who often lack the resources of their larger counterparts may run into any number of problems when attempting to hire seasonal workers in order to expand their existing staff. Organizations that have only limited experience conducting a hiring process would do well to properly prepare themselves before seeking seasonal help. Continue reading
By MJ Plaster
The disasters keep rolling in—one right after the other. Unpredictable weather is one of the things Americans have learned to live with. It’s when, not if, a natural disaster or a wind-fueled wildfire will strike. As a business owner, you want to protect inventory, physical buildings, data, employees and office pets.
I’ve been through more natural disasters than I care to remember, including Tennessee’s Thousand-Year Flood in 2010 when my home sustained six feet of gushing water. I lived to tell the story and worked my way through the labyrinth of complex forms, organizations, qualifications, etc., the hard way. Now that I’ve earned the t-shirt, I’ll share what I’ve learned.
September has arrived in full force, and that means people are starting to look forward to the holiday season. Lots of companies make 40% of their annual revenue in the last quarter of the year, and even though September is almost half-way over, it is not too late to prepare and take full advantage of the upcoming shopping craze. Here are four tips for prepping your business for the 2017 holiday season. Continue reading
Most high schools and colleges don’t require that their students take finance classes. As a result, many college students and young adults become somewhat clueless when it comes to managing money. That’s why this article will reveal the four most important things that college students need to know if they want to live a comfortable and abundant life after college. Continue reading
By the CheckWorks Team
At CheckWorks, we take every measure to inform and protect our customers and website visitors in the areas of business and personal finances. A breach at Equifax, one of three U.S. credit-reporting agencies, has compromised much of its customers’ data. Some people, including young adults who are new to the world of credit, may not know that Equifax maintains credit profiles on all Americans in the credit system. Below, you’ll find out what’s at risk and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your credit. Tell everyone you know about this breach, and send them to this article for details and links to vital information.
When you think about personal finance wisdom, you may envision suggestions that have been passed down from generation to generation. However, advice in its more nascent stages may actually guide you in a more appropriate manner. Continue reading
By MJ Plaster
“Oh, dear God, it’s Monday, and I don’t know whether to stab out my eyeballs or slit my wrists.” If that’s what runs through your employees’ minds after the weekend, I know a secret. You might think they loathe their jobs, but it’s more likely they hate you, their Cretan boss. And, what’s worse, these bosses may be so self-absorbed that they have no idea their employees feel this way.
In a day and age that small business trends are always changing, we’re seeing small businesses hire fewer accountants, a position that was always a must for business owners to hire in the past. But why is this the case? Costs certainly do factor into it, but that isn’t the only reason there’s been a shift in hiring. Continue reading