Archive for March, 2014

The Four Stages of ‘Change Curve’ Small Business Owners ought to know

Posted on March 11, 2014 by

The ‘Change Curve’ is a very helpful tool for small businesses to understand the stages of personal transition each employee goes through. It was a model developed by Kubler Ross to explain the grieving process (Shock and Denial, Anger and Fear, Acceptance, Commitment). This model helps small business owners predict how employees will react to […]

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Whistleblower Protection Extended to Cover More Businesses

Posted on March 7, 2014 by

According to the United States Supreme Court, the whistleblower protection also applies to the subcontractors of publicly traded companies. These accounting firms, law firms, investment advisers and other similar businesses that are working for the public companies. The three dissenting justices say that the rule could give protection even to household employees like babysitters. The […]

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United States Small Businesses Borrow More

Posted on March 4, 2014 by

In January 2014, small businesses in the United States took more loans than a year before. The amount of financing to the small companies is measured by the Thomson Returns/PayNet Small Business Lending Index. In January 2014, it rose to 117.2, which is four percent up than a year earlier. Small businesses take loans to […]

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