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One of the biggest concerns for small business owners is providing health insurance to their employees. Not only does it cost significant money to provide health insurance, but it is also a very complex and cumbersome process that a majority of small business owners do not want to deal with. Fortunately, there is a way for them to create a customized plan that is affordable and easy to understand at the same time as we discussed in the previous post. The customized plan offered by UnitedHealthcare can alleviate many of the concerns small business owners have about providing health insurance. In this article we will show the step-by-step process of selecting the plan.

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5 Tips for Business Owners to Expand in International market

If you’re looking to expand your business, breaking into an international market is a great place to start. Businesses that operate internationally as well as domestically tend to have better higher profits than those who stick to working within their home market. While it’s an important step to take for improving your business, it’s not an easy one. That’s why you need to know how to do it the right way for it to be a success. With this in mind, we have highlighted five tips to help you make the transition into the international business field.

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Top 5 Common Examples of Misconduct in Workplace You Must Address

There are always those employees who act like they are irreplaceable at the workplace. Coming into work late, leaving early, failing to meet deadlines and worst of all, being rude to fellow colleagues. Employers are often tempted to fire such individuals but are significantly uninformed about what the law states.

So when exactly are you allowed to sack an employee who is behaving inappropriately? Dismissals without notice (or summary dismissals) are occasionally acceptable by law when acts of gross misconduct are committed by an employee. There are 5 common examples of gross misconduct.

Here are 5 instances of employee misconduct that should be addressed:

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A Safety Guide for Small Business Manufacturing Facility

Security and safety are important concerns in any workplace setting, but the proportions grow exponentially in manufacturing facilities. As hard as you and your site safety team work to create and maintain a safe and secure work environment, the fact is that working around heavy machinery and large equipment with large moving parts is necessary but incredibly dangerous without proper rules, regulations and strict compliance.

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How to Ensure Your Company Name is Not Already Registered

The first step to starting a business is to register a business name. It not only allows you to conveniently handle your tax issues with the government, but also acts as your first point of interaction with your customers.  That’s why every business person wants to have a catchy business name, one that resonates well with their target customer base. Unfortunately, this is not an easy task. That’s because most names are usually taken up by other entrepreneurs that have registered their businesses before you. However, don’t let the search for a business name temper your drive to get started in business.  That’s because, we have researched and compiled for you 4 tips to ensure that your company name is not already registered.

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How to Protect Your Business with Surveillance Technology

With crime on the rise, businesses are seeing more attacks that are having a great impact on the way that they operate. However, this can be prevented through the use of technology. As well as demonstrating compliance through duty of care and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), not to mention taking necessary steps to protect your brand’s reputation, you should be looking to make security a top priority at your business. We’ve teamed up with 2020 Vision, providers of access control systems, which has created a guide on how you can protect your business:

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The Real Cost of Business Downtime

Maximising productivity and minimising costs is a priority for every business, no matter its niche. Given our growing technological dependence, one minor misconfiguration or full-scale system failure can lead to significantly reduced productivity — or worse still, complete business shutdown.

In Europe, a total of 552 man-hours are lost due to IT and technology failures every year, resulting in a 37% drop in revenue generation. While businesses may have heard of business downtime, are they truly aware of the wider implications it can have?

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Infographic: Can You Run Your Entire Business from Mobile Device?

Mobile devices have become ubiquitous these days. It is hard to find anyone who doesn’t own a cell phone or a tablet. The mobile devices have also become ever so powerful. Today’s cell phone pack more powerful functions and features than an advanced computer used to have just 10 years ago. Is it any wonder that business owners are finding more and more use out of mobile devices? But, can you run your entire business just with the help of mobile device. Surprising as it maybe, here is an Infographic that shows how you can conduct many facets of business with the help of cell phone.

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Is Sexual Harassment Training Always Effective?

Not only should HR professionals know what works when it comes to assembling a compliance training group for sexual harassment, they should also know why such training fails. Such information can be instrumental in facilitating a safer workplace where employees feel they are heard and one in which employees are well-educated about acceptable behavior regarding sexual harassment. When approaching such a major issue, it’ s best to be well-aware of both sides of the spectrum.

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What Do You Need to Prepare Before Starting Recruitment Process

Employees are the biggest assets to any business. The growth of your business depends highly on the performance of your employees, both as individuals and as a team. Filling key positions with the right people are critically important, especially if you want your business to remain competitive on the market.

Recruitment is never a simple task to handle, but there are ways to increase your chances of finding the perfect candidates for the positions you’re trying to fill. Here are some of the things to prepare before starting your recruitment process.

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4 Investment Opportunities for Your Small Business

As soon as your business starts to make a profit, you will need to evaluate your investment opportunities. Otherwise, your funds will be left sitting in the bank and relying on a limited amount of interest. In order to make the most of your available capital, you will need to create a clear plan for your future. You will also need to ensure that you are getting the right combination of security and return on investment. Whilst it is important to take risks in business, you don’t want to place your entire organization in jeopardy. Below are four investment opportunities for your small business.

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