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Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Featured, Management | 0 comments

Trumpcare May Not Be a Win for Small Businesses

Trumpcare May Not Be a Win for Small Businesses

With health care making up nearly twenty percent of our economy, Americans are following the GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) closely. Small businesses have a lot at stake. In the May 8, 2017 Inc.com article “Trumpcare Could Hurt Small Businesses”, Erik Sherman outlines the issues entrepreneurs should be tracking as the AHCA winds its way through the legislative process. Since the May 4 House vote on the Trumpcare bill, a lot has happened. But one thing remains the same: the fate of the bill is in the hands of the Senate, and that legislative body remains determined to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, this summer. Sherman’s advice to small businesses? Understand the bill, of course. But there are two main issues he believes entrepreneurs should have on their radar. Subsidies vs. Tax Credits When Obamacare became law, federal subsidies made premiums for individual policies issued on the exchanges more affordable than small business group policies. As a result, coverage for many...

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Featured, Management | 0 comments

Employee Wellbeing: The Delicate Factor That Affects Performance

Employee Wellbeing: The Delicate Factor That Affects Performance

In this competitive modern world it can be easy to view employees as dispensable, because, let’s face it, there’s a hundred more out there that would be more than happy to fill their place. But when it comes down to it, would they be happy to? Or would you end up going through an endless line of applicants? And wouldn’t you better off training up and getting the best out of that first guy? One way of ensuring you don’t have to spend half your life holding interviews is to look after your employees’s wellbeing. The term ‘employee wellbeing’ refers to the overall happiness and general state of your employees, something that you, as an employer, have a remarkably large influence on. Read on for more details. What affects employee wellbeing? A government survey was conducted called the Workplace and Performance Relations Survey and this survey highlights the main factors that affect employee wellbeing. These components come from two different sources: social circumstances and the workplace environment. The former...

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Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Marketing | 0 comments

Promote your Business Smartly

Promote your Business Smartly

In today’s world where everyone is well-informed about the latest marketing strategies, coming up with a unique promotional campaign is not an easy job. To stay ahead of your competitors, the first thing to learn is to build a marketing strategy that is not only cost-effective but competent too. Badgemaster provides tips to achieve that. Let’s go through these smart ways to promote your company: Good Old Local PR Never Really Gets Old Too mainstream, you would be thinking, but trust me, no matter how mainstream or old school it is, it still works! Make sure your company’s news is featured in local newspapers and/or magazines every now and then. Have you given a thought to online publications through journalists? Do that because it’s free and really effective. Is it your business’s first anniversary? Make it news. Are you expanding your company? Spread the word! Call the press for anything that is worth sharing. The more your company is in the news, the more people will know about you....

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Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Legal | 0 comments

Business and International Defamation: The Case of the Peeved Patrons

Business and International Defamation: The Case of the Peeved Patrons

In September 2010, Tanya Shannon, Patrick O’Connor and their kids were out for a spot of dinner in Dublin. At The Arc Bar and Restaurant, to be precise. After fueling up, they paid “Paddy” – their server. But, as they were leaving, a manager allegedly approached them. And, according to the family, the manager wasn’t pleasant, accusing them of the ole’ dine-n-dash. Dine-n-Dash Accusations Lead To Defamation Lawsuit Not only did the manager accuse them of thievery, but he allegedly did it loudly. At one point during the tirade, Mr. O’Connor said he had to empty his pockets to search for the paid bill – in front of the whole restaurant. After 40 minutes of alleged verbal abuse, Paddy returned to the restaurant and produced the family’s receipt. Diners Lawyer Up Outraged over the incident, the couple enlisted barrister Cormac Quinn and filed a defamation claim. In it, the couple asserted that they were “loudly and abusively” – not to mention wrongly – accused of not settling their bill....

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Reviews | 0 comments

Ford Medium Duty Trucks, for the Modern SMB

Ford Medium Duty Trucks, for the Modern SMB

Life’s a little harder and heavier when you’re an entrepreneur. But the payoff is also bigger. Entrepreneurs are willing to living life in a way that other people are unwilling to live it, to one day attain a standard of living beyond what other people can dream. It all takes hard work, perseverance, and the right tools. If you run an SMB, chances are you have to haul, pull, drag, or carry, and you use a truck to do the bulk of that work for you. Ford is the American standard-bearer of medium duty trucks. These are big vehicles, ones you don’t often see on the roadways. These vehicles have tremendous power. They’re built for the job site, and they do a lot of the work that is building America in the 21st century. But just because they’re rough and rugged doesn’t mean that Ford hasn’t put a lot of nuance into these designs. The new lines of Ford medium duty trucks are quieter than ever, by an enormous...

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