Issues: Vol. 30 Issue 2

June 2021, HR

Training for a Better Future: How Employers Can Reduce Their Liability

In 2020, there were 67,448 harassment-related charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Whether those charges were related to racial discrimination, sexual harassment, age discrimination and/or disability status, the numbers show how much more work we must do.  Your company strives to create and maintain a work environment in which people are treated with dignity, decency and respect. The environment of the company should be characterized by mutual…

June 2021, Web Design

The Google Page Experience Update: What You Need to Do

This year, Google is rolling out one of its biggest algorithmic updates in recent memory. While the company frequently upgrades its search engine ranking algorithms, the Page Experience update is special because it was pre-announced. On top of that, it was postponed from the original release date — a rare act that underscores its importance. Why Is This Important for Your Business? Every company wants to be found online, and…

June 2021

The New Norm in Consumer Buying: When, How and Who

I keep hearing the phrase “the new norm” in my networking groups, business articles and commercials. So from a business perspective, what is the new norm in each of our industries and services offered?  To frame this article, iResQ is a computer hardware repair depot with a nationwide customer base that has been in business for over 26 years. My focus here will not be the short- or long-term physical…

June 2021, Accounting

Are You Paying Yourself Correctly?

As a new business owner, you have plenty to keep you up at night. But nothing is more stressful than bookkeeping woes.  One of the most common errors in a small business relates to how the owner takes payment. Owners need to be careful about how they pay themselves because it affects their books and their taxes. The foundation of payroll is business type. The next step is understanding the…

June 2021

Grow Your Business Without Growing Your Payroll

With Americans looking to return to something resembling “normal” life, many businesses are seeing a surge in customers. After months of battening down the hatches to ride out the storm of lockdowns and drops in consumer spending, the clouds are moving on. The return of customers is near for some and may already be here for others. Those in home improvement, hospitality and, yes, even toilet paper have seen the…