What is FLSA?

What is FLSA?

FLSA stands for Fair Labor Standards Act. According to the United States Department of Labor, it “establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.”   It was originally drafted in 1932 by Senator Hugo Black before a […]

Can a PEO Really Save You Money?

As a small business owner, you know how important every dollar your company spends is. You want to make your money count and help you down the path to achieving your entrepreneurial goals. You also know that your time is important, and frequently way too much of it is spent on logistical and administrative details. […]

encouraging employee autonomy

Encouraging Employee Autonomy

Cultivating and maintaining effective employee autonomy within your company can be one of the most difficult tasks any manager faces. How do you encourage employees to be self-directed and motivated while retaining the company’s vision, direction, and goals? How do you utilize your employees’ wide range of skill sets and proficiencies in a way that […]

Protecting Your Time as a Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, possibly your most valuable resource, and the one that is the hardest to hold onto, is your time. Between all the hats you are asked to wear while running your company, answering questions from every direction about every small detail, and time spent in meetings, you are likely to end […]

The Importance of Employee Benefits in Recruiting

The Importance of Employee Benefits in Recruiting

As an entrepreneur trying to grow your business, it is vital to attract the right top-notch talent that will help you achieve your vision and turn your dreams into a reality. Frequently, though, this is easier said than done. After all, this kind of talent isn’t necessarily common, and typically won’t just come walking in, […]

When Contesting Unemployment Claims Makes Sense (And When it Doesn’t)

When Contesting Unemployment Claims Makes Sense (And When it Doesn’t)

Contesting unemployment claims is an important thing to understand as a small business owner. In certain situations, former employees are absolutely entitled to claim unemployment. Other times, however, these claims are worth contesting. When should you contest an unemployment claim, then? What circumstances do you need to look at in order to make this decision? […]

How to Strengthen Company Culture For Your Small Business

How to Strengthen Company Culture For Your Small Business

    Company culture is vital to the success of a small business. It helps not only bring in better talent, but also retain those employees because they feel happier and more comfortable at work. Employees are more engaged, motivated, and productive at work because they more passionately identify with the company’s mission.  Creating this […]

Overcoming Your Fear of Criticism as an Entrepreneur

Overcoming Your Fear of Criticism as an Entrepreneur

Starting your own business is undoubtedly a huge undertaking that is anything but a smooth voyage along the way. With all the external hurdles to clear and hoops to jump through along the path to starting a successful small business, one of the biggest obstacles that gets in the way of many entrepreneurs is unfortunately […]

Dwayne The Rock Johnson

Why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Should Inspire How You Run Your Small Business

In the business world, there are many sources to draw inspiration from. Today, I’m going to present you with someone who I personally draw a great deal from in almost every facet of my life, but might be outside where you typically look for inspiration when it comes to running your small business: Dwayne “The […]

PEO Billing Guide: Work Comp and Benefits

PEO Billing Guide: Work Comp and Benefits

Here at Employers Resource, we recently published our newest eBook, The Anatomy of a PEO Invoice. This eBook is an in-depth guide to PEO billing, and covers a variety of topics that many small business owners interested in PEO services have questions about. We want to give all of you a small preview of what […]