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What Employers & Employees Can “Learn” From Remote Work

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself working for a company that invests in its staff, you still should make learning new skills a priority. Today, with so many Americans working from home, the chance to do that has never been better. Sure, we all want to sharpen our skills or develop a new one

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NYC’s “Ban the Box” Law Amendments Take Effect July 29

Amendments to New York City’s Fair Chance Act (FCA), AKA “Ban the Box,” go into effect on July 29, 2021. The phrase “ban the box” comes from the removal of the “Do you have a criminal record?” question that requires jobseekers to respond either  “Yes” or “No”. The Fair Chance Act is based on the

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Why Now May Be a Great Time to Start a New Business in NYC

A new generation of restaurants, stores, and businesses are springing up in New York City – a year after the pandemic wreaked havoc on small business owners. According to Dan Clark of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, “business development in the city is the busiest it has been since last March.” What is

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Expanded Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments Start Today!

Starting today – July 15, families with children will receive more money due to the expanded Child Tax Credit. Working families can expect to receive up to $3,600 per child under the age of six, or $3,000 per under the age of 18. The credit would come as a monthly payment of up to $300

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Turning a New Hire into a Great Employee

Finding a new hire isn’t so easy these days. Plus, it isn’t cheap either. On average, hiring a single employee can cost over $10,000. In some industries, that number can double depending on the salary of the person being replaced. That’s why you want to take the time to turn your new hire into a

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Small Business Funding is Still Available if You Look in the Right Place

Even as federal Covid-19 relief programs end, like the Paycheck Protection Program, it’s likely your business may still need financial help. Last month, a survey by Yahoo Small Business reported half of the country’s smallest businesses continue to struggle due to the pandemic. The survey showed that just 38% of microbusinesses (those with fewer than

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How to Handle the Worker Shortage and Attract Quality Employees

They say good help is hard to find. That’s certainly evident as many companies find it difficult to attract and retain top talent. So, if your business is experiencing the effects of the worker shortage, here are a few ideas that can help. Expand Your Recruitment Radius If finding quality candidates is proving to be

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SBA Opens Targeted EIDL Cash Grants to Small Businesses

Small businesses around the country are being urged to apply for the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and its Targeted (EIDL) Advance Grant Program. This is aimed at helping those businesses most impacted by the pandemic and those who applied for the program last year that did not receive full financial assistance. SBA

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Amazon: Are They Really That Bad for Small Business? 

With Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ here, we ask how the online retailer impacts small businesses in good and bad ways. We recall the 2017 retail bankruptcy filings of iconic brick and mortar stores like RadioShack, Toys R Us, Payless Shoes, and more recently, Sears and Modell’s Sporting Goods. The decline of these and others was due

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Labor Market Explodes with Millions of Job Openings

Findings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that US job openings soared by nearly one million! That’s the highest-level number overall since the bureau started tracking data over twenty years ago. In addition, there are several hot job markets that are hiring, which you can read more about here. Economists had originally predicted

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