When most people think about franchising, they think of the traditional model: a business that uses a recognizable brand name outside of the building to draw people in, and carefully-crafted corporate procedures on the inside to keep customers happy.
I recently met with a prospective client whose company had given notice of her employer's impending bankruptcy. The individual was concerned about how the company's bankruptcy would affect her position, her unpaid wages, and her benefits plan.
Small business owners typically don't have a lot of extra capital lying around, especially right after starting a business, so they often try to do as much as they can themselves.
In this day and age, pretty much every successful business has a social media presence.
A number of law changes went into effect on January 1, 2015, a few of which are important for business owners with employees to know about. Two have to do with wage and hour law. A third involves employment discrimination.
The ball has dropped, the confetti has been swept up and the champagne-induced headache has subsided. The year 2015 is officially upon us, which means it’s time to start making our new year’s goals a reality.