How To Spot A Thief In Your Company

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, American small businesses lose an average of 5 percent of their annual gross revenues to insider fraud — that is, theft committed by their own employees. The Washington Post wrote about one recent, high-profile example: Debra Biagi was the assistant to the chairman at HB Nitkin Group, […]

Managing an Online Reputation

Reputation management is an everyday part of dealing with the online universe. A recent article in the New York Times has a good strategic overview for small businesses. Your customers are talking about you — and the whole world is listening. Local review sites are reshaping the world of small business by becoming the new […]

Performance-Based Pay Won’t Motivate

Business trends come and go and sometimes the best laid plans can lead to unintended consequences. A recent article in Business News Daily focuses on a recent study in a HR journal. Rather than motivating employees, certain types of incentive-based pay structures end up having negative effects, new research finds. A study recently published in […]

7 ways everyone can cut supply chain costs

You don’t need to be a corporate giant to save big on supply chain costs. A recent article in Supply Chain shows lists 7 areas where you can save money. Not matter the size of your business. Profits for your company can rocket upward if you achieve sufficient savings in supply chain costs. It’s not […]

Is Data Part of Your Company Culture?

Recently, Oracle put out its “3 Irrefutable Data-Driven Marketing Facts.” Number one was that it starts with the company culture. While sounding overly simplistic it’s actually true. Company culture starts from the top down. If data-driven marketing isn’t fundamentally part of what drives your company, it won’t be sustainable or maximally effective. I took the […]

Why Telecom Expense Management Remains Critical

Business executives are often faced with a variety of challenges in their daily roles, including growing revenues, improving internal operations, and driving intelligence into the inner-workings of their enterprises. On the spend management side of the average company, specific areas sometimes warrant more focus and rigor than others…particularly when budgets are top-of-mind. For example, the […]

Between Contract Worker and Employee

For roughly the first two years of its existence, Munchery, an on-demand food preparation and delivery service, classified its drivers as independent contractors. They were not covered by minimum wage and overtime laws, and were not eligible for unemployment insurance or workers’ compensation. Then, in 2013, it reversed course and made its drivers full-blown employees. […]