How to Achieve Company Buy-In to New Business Processes

Posted by David Dew on Dec 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Change is never easy, but it’s essential to a growing enterprise. Having effective and efficient processes is one of the top factors of success in business growth. Whenever you create a new business process or change an existing one, it’s important to consider how to get your entire team on board. Without organizational buy in, even the best processes can fail. And if the new process is one you plan to outsource such as HR or payroll, there may be extra steps to take in order to involve potential partners outside the company.

Here are some of the best ways to get buy-in for a new business process:

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Topics: Human Resources

2 Lifesavers for Stressed Franchise Owners

Posted by Ashley Jeffery on Nov 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

You know who you are — the franchise owner who struggles with the conflicts between working “on” or “in” the business. You’re not alone — this happens in franchises of all sizes. Owners may come into a franchise with a lifetime of experience in their industry after working their way up through the ranks. Or maybe they had the urge to take on a new challenge. In either case, the temptation to work the business yourself is a big one.

But whether you own a small franchise and are just beginning to staff up, or have a larger franchise with multiple employees, the fact is that you can’t do it all.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship

3 Things Franchise Owners Should Know About Unemployment Claims

Posted by Alison Cammick on Nov 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Franchise owners know that former employees are free to file unemployment claims, and in some cases you may choose not to contest. But since your experience rating affects your state unemployment rate, you’ll want take informed actions to mitigate the effect of unemployment claims on your franchise business.

Here are a few things every franchise owner should know about unemployment claims.

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Topics: Human Resources

How Busy Office Managers Can Avoid Professional Burnout

Posted by Angie Garcia on Nov 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Office managers, by the nature of their role, wear many hats, and that is especially true in small businesses. Since 99.7% of businesses in the United States qualify as small businesses according to the Small Business Administration, the role of office manager has profound significance in the American business landscape, and many of the people in this role suffer from professional burnout. That’s because in small businesses, resources and staff usually are limited, leaving the office manager living at the point where the “rubber meets the road” on a daily basis.

Here are some ways office managers can lighten your workload so you feel happier in your role.

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Topics: PEO Services

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Posted by Angie Garcia on Nov 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Unless sustaining your status as workaholic business owner is something you wear like a badge of pride, it may be useful to step back and consider ways to strike a sustainable work/life balance. Many entrepreneurs start off resource-strapped and determined to at least keep the lights on, and usually this means long hours and a command-and-control culture. But even if you’re willing to maintain that mode indefinitely, it’s not highly scalable and ultimately will hinder your ability to grow.

Here are some things you can do to achieve a better work-life balance while still enabling your company to grow:

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Topics: Entrepreneurship

3 Things We Learned at FRLA 2016

Posted by Sean Perkins, Business Consultant on Oct 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Did you miss the Food Restaurant and Lodging Association show last month in Orlando? Well over 8,000 industry pros swarmed the Orange County Convention Center in search of what’s new and solutions to business challenges, and to celebrate some successes.

Here are some top highlights that I think restaurant and hotel businesses owners need to know.

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Topics: PEO Services