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Making An Economical Choice Between Hiring And Contracting

One of the benchmarks many people look at for a measure of the growth of their business is the number of employees they hire. After all, that’s the central engine of an economy; nothing else happens until people have some money to spend. With so much emphasis on adding personnel to the payroll, it can be easy to take a distorted view of the decision on whether or not to hire. It seems that if there’s work to be done, somebody should be hired to do it. However, hiring personnel is an expensive decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. It must be able to pay for itself with increased production, efficiency, or other measurable benefits. Growing health care costs underscore the need to assess the hiring decision very carefully. What’s the alternative? Contractors can fill work gaps for your business without requiring you to take on additional employees. If you’ve been fortunate enough to see growth in your business and you’ve reached the point where there’s enough work to require additional personnel, here are some things to consider as you choose between hiring and contracting. Can You Justify A Full-Time Person? The immediate response some people have to this is, ...

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Fraud and Unethical Behavior in the Workplace

It is very sad yet quite true that employees in just about any kind of business will from time to time come across team members who are displaying unethical behavior. That behavior could span a wide variety of activities. Some of the most common types of unethical behaviors include things like copying software so that they can use it at home, falsifying the amount of time they have worked, or even falsifying business records and or embezzling money from the company. Though there might be a difference between behavior that is considered to be unethical and behavior that is considered to be illegal, it is actually up to the business itself to determine how it will deal with such activities… whether or no they are illegal. Recouping Loss Let’s say that you have a stock broker who you feel has mismanaged your investment by making risky or unorthodox or maybe even illegal investments. You might decide to get the services of a loss recovery team to try to recoup those losses. Will you be able to recover your losses that resulted from their unethical and possibly fraudulent behavior? This is determined on a case by case basis, but it never ...

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Exploring The Benefits Of YouTube For Businesses

YouTube is one of the most popular video-streaming platforms on the Internet, along with Facebook and Twitter. YouTube allows users to post videos on an unlimited array of topics. The videos are accessible to the millions of users that tune into the website on a daily basis. It is a proven fact that YouTube can be extremely valuable for businesses. For example, ModCloth, an online retailer, was capable of driving in 1 million views, which is quite extraordinary when you consider that it was only a posted video that drew this much attention. Tap Into YouTube’s Amazing Traffic According to YouTube, users from around the world view 4 billion videos on a daily basis. Just imagine if you could have a portion of this traffic to visit your website, there would be no end to the possibilities. Now, for this to work, you would have to create a unique and engaging video that will draw attention. If you are lucky enough, you can drive in hundreds, if not thousands of viewers to your video. YouTube videos that capture a lot of attention often end up on mainstream media outlets. Just imagine what this type of publicity could do for your ...

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5 Ways To Get A Handle On Your Debts

No one likes being in debt. It is a hard financial burden, and if steps are not taken to get it under control, it will only snowball into a larger problem. If you’re someone who is in debt, then you may be looking for ways to get things in order. Below are a few of the options that are available to you, and how you can get started with them. In some cases, a simple phone call will be enough to get you on the right path, while in others, larger legal action will need to be taken. Take a look at the list below, and see which option is best for you. Consolidate Your Debts First off, if you owe money to several different places, then consolidating them into one loan may be a good first step. For people with several loans or debts, combining them into one larger debt will make it so that you only have one monthly payment to make, and this will typically be lower than the payments you are making now. Depending on what kind of interest rate you can get, and what the monthly payments will be, this option could save you a ...

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Maximizing Space While Saving Money

It can be hard for many people to live in a cramped space. A small space can be good for some people, but eventually, there comes a time when more space is needed. Not everyone has the budget for adding an addition onto their home, but there are still ways to make your home look and feel bigger. With careful planning, decluttering, and organization, you can make your small space more comfortable and help you make the most out of your home. Room Dividers A space divider is a good way to define your space, allowing you to have dedicated areas for your needs. If you live in a studio apartment, a divider can allow you to designate a section for a bedroom, giving your privacy and making your bed separate from the living room. Dividers are a good option for many people because they create temporary walls and can be moved around as needed. Choose Furniture That Offers Maximum Functionality Making the most of your small space has a lot to do with choosing furniture that serves more than one purpose. Multi-purpose furniture comes in a variety of forms, including ottomans and coffee tables that open and offers storage ...

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