Companies and small business owners love to bring in temporary employees. They get the help they need and get to test the waters, so to speak, before deciding to hire someone permanently. From your side, the temporary position can help you decide if entrepreneurship is something you’d like to pursue. It’s a great opportunity […]
How Much Should Beginner Freelancers Pay Themselves?
The great thing about becoming a freelancer is you are able to determine your own schedule and workload. But you also have to decide how much to pay yourself. While the exact amount will depend on your precise situation, you can work out how much of a salary to take from your business by calculating […]
Pervasive Startup Myth: Don’t Work for Free
Startup myth: The one about founders having to work for free to impress angel investors. This supposedly shows passion. Don’t believe it. Investors want people committed to working their startups, and that usually takes getting them paid. I’ve been getting a lot of upvotes on my answer to this question in Quora: How do entrepreneurs […]
Avoid These Common Pitfalls When Making Bonus and Raise Decisions
As year-end rituals of handing out raises and bonuses near, it is important to know that it also is a time when you are framing the ethos of your business and anchoring your employees to it. Of course, individuals are interested in how they are performing. But, their perceptions of how they are treated in […]
What Every Employer Should Know About Salary Negotiations
After a long candidate search, you’ve finally found someone who seems to be the ideal match. And, if they’re excited about the prospect of working for you, the situation is almost perfect. But, after a job offer is extended, salary negotiation still typically needs to take place. A qualified candidate will likely come to the table […]
Should You Pay Employees Hourly or a Salary?
If you currently employ W-2 workers in your small business, or you are looking to hire top talent in the future, you’ll likely be faced with the decision on whether to pay employees an hourly wage or to provide them with a salary. Let’s explore what each compensation scenario actually means, along with the pros […]
How Much Should You Pay Your Creative or Tech Professional?
Digital Creative Marketing Professionals are in a class of careers that didn’t really exist a decade ago. Sure, the internet was around, but there wasn’t really much in the way of social media and most businesses hadn’t yet realized the value of existing in the digital space. Now it seems as though there are more […]