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Drying Out The South
How to deal with cleaning up after a major hurricane

When running a small business, there are countless ways to fail. However, thinking about—and planning around—failure is one of the best ways to avoid it.

Don’t Let Bed Bugs Bite Back

Bed bugs have made a big comeback over the past decade. After being nearly eradicated from American society by the early 1960s, this nighttime stalker has resurfaced and found its way into a wide range of residential and commercial properties from apartments and hotels to offices and nursing homes.

Making the Grade

The words “performance review” may, for some, call to mind a nightmarish scenario straight out of the movie Office Space, complete with a dull, ineffective interview process and angry employees. Unfortunately, there are certainly some businesses where the film’s satirical exaggeration of performance reviews is not such an exaggeration. But the good news is that your business need not be one of those bad examples.

 

Working in the Cloud

Cloud computing is one of today’s most pervasive tech trends— but ironically, it’s still running under a lot of people’s radar. In fact, many businesses are currently using cloud computing on a regular basis without being aware of it

 

Firing an employee is one of the least favorite tasks for management, and it comes with legal risks. Make sure you’ve answered each of these questions before you begin termination procedures.

While it often feels good to criticize your competitors, such criticism doesn’t help grow your business. Instead, look at what your competitors are doing right, and apply that insight to your own company.

Employee enthusiasm is largely based on work environment—and bosses can make a big difference in this area. Here are eight things you should never do to your employees.

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