Friday 5 for the Week of April 7, 2014


Been busy this week? That’s OK – here are the 5 top trending articles from the GSB blog for the week of April 7, 2014.

[Video] Advice for Startups

Many things can impact your chances for success in a new business. Here are some things to consider when you start your next venture… Read more

Why You Need an Employee Handbook

An effective employee handbook that lays out all company policies can be a great benefit to your small business. Although there’s no kind of legal requirement forcing you to develop a handbook, experts have found that companies with a well-written handbook have a more productive workplace… Read more

The Brand of You

Let’s talk about you for the next few minutes, about your “Personal Brand,” the “Brand of You.” There’s real value in identifying your personal brand, giving yourself a recognizable voice, and then leveraging it appropriately. It can be a very challenging, introspective, and yet rewarding process… Read more

Transitioning from Salary to 100% Commission

Question: How do I go about hiring a sales team to work on commission instead of salary? Is it legal for me to have a person working for me that gets paid nothing… Read more

5 Tips to Avoid a Negligent Hiring Claim

One of the risks of being an employer is that you can never know your employees as well as you know yourself, especially during the job search and hiring phases. However, as a business owner, you can be held responsible for the actions of your employees… Read more



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