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The Wild West
A look at recent BSC news and industry hot topics from America's most diverse region
Tips for Dealing with I-9 Audits

The best way to avoid a Form I-9 audit is not to try and avoid an I-9 audit. That approach may seem paradoxical— and understandably so. But immigration is a political hot potato right now, and according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), building service contracting is classified as a “fissured industry,” or one with varied organizational methods of employment, such as franchising, subcontracting, and independent consultants. Given this, the likelihood of a visit from the DOL, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or another federal agency is more likely now than ever.

The Latest Innovations and Sustainability in Floor Pads

“How long will this job take?” “How can I continue to provide my customers with a quality service but still reduce my costs?” These are two very common questions in the mind of nearly every BSC, and floor care is no exception.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:26

How to Analyze Your Business Expenses

Whether you simply want to better understand what your CFO/controller is doing or you’re actually handling your company’s accounting yourself, knowing how to effectively analyze your business expenses is a valuable skill to have. This step-by-step plan breaks down the basics of expense analysis.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:21

Does Employee Loyalty Really Matter?

In today’s business climate, there’s less of a focus on loyalty—on both sides of the employment relationship. But is loyalty really an important trait to look for in employees? This article discusses modern employee views on loyalty and how it can affect your business.

With the economy still in rough shape, business owners should be well aware of the different options they have when it comes to insurance protection. The following article explains the different types of insurance available and how to select the policies that are right for your specific situation.

When it comes to predicting and preventing future problems, studies show that many business owners have an unrealistic sense of optimism. This article identifies four common factors that lead to this false notion of security and lays out methods for more realistic and effective risk management.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:24

How to Successfully Execute IT projects

When businesses attempt to implement new technology, reports show that roughly one out of every three IT projects fail due to high-cost variance and missed deadlines. Learn how to make your company’s next big IT project succeed by improving your business’ resource management.

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