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Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Hiring in the U.S.
Business, current events, Entrepreneurship
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17 May 2013

The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the work eligibility form I-9 required when businesses hire new employees and made it available to employers as of May 7, 2013. To make sure you’re using the correct form, look for a 3/31/2016 expiration date. You do not need to fill out an I9 for any temporary workers, independent contractors or those employees living outside of the U.S. In addition to form I-9, you can also register for the E-Verify system. Read more…

Secrets to Conducting a Successful Job Interview
Business, Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog
Secrets to Conducting a Successful Job Interview
17 May 2013

If you’re like most small business owners, you hate interviewing potential employees almost as much as employees dread interviewing! Most entrepreneurs get stressed out about interviewing because they’re so busy they feel like they don’t have time for it, they’re shy and get nervous about talking to new people, or they just aren’t sure what to ask to do a good interview. Unfortunately, the way you conduct an interview can make the difference between hiring the perfect employee and hiring someone who leads to nothing but regrets. Be prepared. Read more…

1 Simple Step That Can Make More People Eat at Your Restaurant
Entrepreneurship, Facebook/Social Media, Home Page Blog
1 Simple Step That Can Make More People Eat at Your Restaurant
16 May 2013

Do you own a restaurant? Then you need to know that restaurants are the industry consumers most often search for on mobile applications and browsers. A new study by Constant Contact and research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey found that 81 percent of consumers have used a mobile app and 92 percent have used a Web browser on a mobile device to search for a restaurant in the last six months. That puts restaurants ahead of other frequently searched industries, including retail, entertainment, hotel and personal service businesses. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Support Your Local Small Business
Business, Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog
forum.web.com
15 May 2013

Where do you shop when you’re not running your small business? According to the American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor, it’s most likely another small business. Seventy percent of entrepreneurs polled say they purchase and source goods and services from other small businesses, while 96 percent of small businesses are committed to supporting their local communities through a variety of activities such as donating to local causes and participating in community projects. Additionally, 83 percent shop at independently owned businesses in their neighborhoods for non-business related purchases. Read more…

The Secret to Hiring Women Tech Employees: Get Virtual
Entrepreneurship, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
The Secret to Hiring Women Tech Employees: Get Virtual
9 May 2013

Are you a tech entrepreneur wondering why your efforts to bring on new coders, engineers and IT people always turn up tons of male job candidates, but very few women? If you’re looking to redress the traditional imbalance between men and women in the tech world, one answer could be going virtual—virtual workers, that is. A new report from online hiring site Elance found that while they may be struggling to find parity as on-site tech employees, women are finding both personal and financial rewards as freelancers, virtual employees and independent contractors handling IT jobs. In fact, 70 percent say it’s easier to succeed in technology online than it is in the “real world” of the office. Read more…

5 Strategy Lessons from CEOs – Good Strategy from Start-up to Sustaining by @TRethore
Business, Entrepreneurship, Tara Rethore
5 Strategy Lessons from CEOs - Good Strategy from Start-up to Sustaining by @TRethore
23 January 2013

Blackboard, Inc. sprang onto the scene to become a well-recognized giant in education technology, seemingly overnight. Accused of steadily gobbling up its competitors, Blackboard – and its self-effacing CEO, Michael Chasen – instead doggedly pursued an idea to become InformationWeek 500’s Top Technology Innovator in 2010. Read more…

How Technology Changed Entrepreneurship
Business, Melanie Spring, Women In Business
How Technology Changed Entrepreneurship
7 October 2011

When I started Sisarina initially in January 2001, I used a paper ledger, a desktop computer with a CRT, and printed websites out to show clients in person. This was because many people still didn’t have email. Being at the forefront of building websites for small businesses has shown me just how far we’ve really come. Read more…

Are Family Businesses A Guy Thing?
Entrepreneurship, Thursday Bram, Women In Business
Are Family Businesses A Guy Thing?
25 August 2011

I come from a family of entrepreneurs and, sometimes, I notice things. One of the things that I’ve noticed is that when a family member is thinking about a major expansion or handing things off to the next generation, a bunch of conversations take place — more often than not between male family members. In talking to other entrepreneurs, I’ve gotten the impression that I’m seeing more than my own family’s dynamics at play. Read more…

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