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1099 vs. W-2

1099 Contract Worker vs. W2 Employee: What’s the Difference?

2020-12-21

Minyang Jiang

Once your business begins to grow, you may be faced with the decision to hire part-time, full-time, or contract-based workers. Historically, businesses have been able to take advantage of many great and cost-saving benefits when using contract workers. However, the previous definition of contractual laborers no longer applies to some of your workers, and you […]

Overhead Costs: What is “Overhead” and How to Reduce Overhead Costs

2020-05-26

Minyang Jiang

Updated May 26, 2020 Overhead, otherwise known as overhead costs, refers to the ongoing expenses associated with operating a business. Understanding your overhead costs and keeping them under control is essential to success as a business owner. What are Overhead Costs? Overhead costs represent business expenses that are not directly related to making a product […]

Profit Margin

2020-05-21

Minyang Jiang

Updated May 21, 2020 Profit margin is one of the most commonly used profitability ratios, which is a basic measure of how much money a business, service, or product makes. Expressed as a percentage, profit margin is essentially how much money a company makes per transaction. In general, the higher the profit margin, the more […]

3 Habits of Highly-Effective Business Leaders

2019-07-22

Minyang Jiang

For most people, leadership isn’t something you simply adopt one day. It’s something that requires concerted effort. The process of growth and learning demands humility, wisdom, and foresight.  That process starts with cultivating the right habits. Here are three habits that every good leader must learn early-on.  Know When to be Present and When to […]

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How to Improve Profit Margins in the Construction Business

2019-07-10

Minyang Jiang

Owning and operating a construction firm requires a deep understanding of money management. After all, earning enough money to sustain your growing company isn’t as simple as stacking one brick on top of another.  It’s all too easy to fall behind and fight to meet deadlines and the client expectations as costs continue to increase. […]

Best Talent Management Software Tools

5 of the Best Talent Management Tools for Small Business

2018-09-07

Minyang Jiang

Software tools have become critical to a company’s success across departments – and HR is no exception. The right talent management solution can take your workforce to a new level of productivity, professional development, and leadership. The trick is exactly that – choosing the right software tool for your HR setting. Here are a few […]

Employee Handbook: 5 Reasons Why Every Small Business Needs One

2018-06-14

Minyang Jiang

In the corporate world, employee handbooks are pretty ubiquitous. Nearly everyone who starts a position at a large company is given a booklet, packet, or online manual to peruse on their first day at the office. However, when it comes to small businesses, employee handbooks may be completely absent — job parameters and company policies […]

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How Becoming a Great Public Speaker Helps You Achieve Your Business Goals

2018-06-12

Minyang Jiang

When it comes to public speaking, your small business might seem like a safe zone. You feel very comfortable in the presence of your team, and whenever you have important news to share with your customers, you do it through email newsletters and other content marketing efforts. There’s no need to stand up in front […]

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For Inexperienced Workers, Job Training Should Start Before Hiring

2016-08-12

Minyang Jiang

Don’t write off inexperienced workers. Here’s how to coach your applicants as they come in, to make sure they end up in positions they’re well-suited for.

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Business Owners & Experts Share Their Tips on Preventing Four Common Types of Fraud

2016-08-11

Minyang Jiang

28% percent of small business owners are victims of fraud each year. If you want to avoid being part of this statistic, read on.