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Top 10 Small Business Articles to Help You Thrive in 2014

May 13, 2014
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It's National Small Business Week (#SBW2014)! Here are our top 10 small business articles to help owners and human resources professionals thrive in 2014. Topics include small business HR, health care reform, and small business health insurance basics.Small_Business_Success

Top 10 Small Business Articles

(1) Small Business HR Basics

You've started a business and hired your first few employees. Setting up a human resources (HR) program is necessary, but can seem daunting. So what are the small business HR basics you need to have in place? Read more.

(2) 7 Tips for Small Business Employee Retention

Once a key employee is on board, how does a small business keep him or her from jumping ship? As our workforce becomes increasing mobile, a well-thought out employee retention strategy becomes just as important as recruitment (if not more). This is especially true for small businesses who are competing with larger businesses for top talent. Read more.

(3) Small Business HR: 6 Tips for Effective Employee Communication

This popular article offers six tips for small businesses and HR on ensuring that your company communicates effectively. Read more.

(4) The 4 Small Business HR and Hiring Trends Owners Need to Know for 2014

2014 is shaping up to be an exciting and pivotal year for small business owners. What HR and hiring trends are on the horizon? Here's a look at four small business HR and hiring trends owners need to know for 2014. Read more.

(5) 6 Ways Small Business Human Resources Can Gain Employee Trust

Small business human resources professionals are responsible for wearing many hats, including employee health benefits administration, hiring and retention, payroll, and employee satisfaction. Within these roles, HR is required to balance the company's expectations (and budget) with employee satisfaction. Keeping everyone happy can feel like walking a tight-rope. Here are six tips for how small business HR professionals can gain employee trust and keep morale positive, while keeping appropriate boundaries. Read more.

(6) Infographic - Health Insurance Trends All Small Businesses Need to Know

With major provisions of health reform taking effect in 2014, many experts agree the landscape of employer health insurance in America is rapidly changing. This is especially true for small businesses. Where does small business health insurance stand today and where are we going? Check out the infographic.

(7) How to Start Offering Employee Health Benefits

A significant milestone for any small or growing businesses is offering small business health insurance for the first time. Your business is off the ground, you're looking to hire your first employee, or perhaps you need a health benefits package to retain a key employee. So, where do small businesses start when they're ready to offer employee health benefits? Read more.

(8) The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Health Reform for Small Businesses

How does the health care reform impact your small business? This cheat sheet provides a quick reference for small businesses on health reform (aka the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare). Read more.

(9) Pure Defined Contribution: A Small Business Health Insurance Solution

Pure defined contribution health plans provide small businesses a way to offer employees excellent health benefits without the cost or complication of group health insurance. This article explores where we've been historically with small business health insurance options, and how pure defined contribution health plans provide a solution for small businesses in 2014 and beyond. Read more.

(10) Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plans: 6 Advantages for Small Businesses

Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plans provide small business owners a tool to offer tax-free health benefits without the cost or complication of group health insurance. This article provides an overview of Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plans, and six advantages for small business owners. Read more.

What type of small business articles would you like us to cover? Leave a question or comment below. Or, tweet us at @ZaneBenefits.

 

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